Investor FAQ

​How much can I invest?

Investors can invest in the Steward Farm Trust from as little as $100 We have purposely built a platform that opens up agriculture investing to as many people as possible. We all have a stake in ensu…

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Updated 1 year ago by Steward Team

How is tax handled for my investment?

Individual Farm Loans. Your investment is taxed as interest and reported on Form 1099-INT at year-end. Steward will provide a Form 1099-INT by January 31st of each year. You will need to report the i…

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Payment Profile Creation - Errors and Solutions

While the majority of users will be able to create their Steward accounts without a hitch, under some circumstances our payment facilitator may add additional steps to the account creation process. I…

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Why did my transaction fail?

Sometimes transactions to or from a bank or credit union can fail. Here are a few reasons why this might happen: Insufficient funds. There are insufficient funds in the sending bank or credit union a…

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Updated 8 months ago by Steward Team

Can I sell my shares?

As investments on the Steward Platform are not public securities, there is no established market for reselling your shares. Investments are considered illiquid and you should be prepared to hold your…

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Who can invest in the Steward Farm Trust?

At Steward, it's our goal to empower anyone to become an investor in sustainable farms and the farmers who steward them. We are continuing to work through various securities regulations to make this…

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I am based Outside the US - can I invest in the Steward Farm Trust?

Any US resident can invest with Steward for as little as $100. We are also able to accept funds from non-US investors from anywhere in the world, so long as they are accredited with certain income an…

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What is Dwolla?

Dwolla is a powerful payments platform that securely connects to bank or credit union accounts to enable the transfer of money for any individual or organization in the U.S. Dwolla's Terms of Service…

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What investor opportunities are available with Steward?

There are currently two deal types offered on the Steward platform for interested investors. The type of deal you participate in will determine the returns you can expect to see. Note that investing…

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What transaction methods are available when making an investment?

There are two transaction methods available when making an investment on the Steward platform: ACH (Direct Debit). ACH, or Automatic Clearing House, payment is an electronic payment method that is in…

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What are the fees for investors?

At Steward, we do not charge fees to our investors. We understand that our investors are providing invaluable resources (i.e., capital) to the farmers who need it most, and in return, farmers are pro…

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Why is personal information required in order to handle payments on Steward?

Ensuring the security of investments on our platform is a major priorty here at Steward. In order to maintain these strict safety standards, our payment facilitator must verify the identity of everyo…

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Why is my transaction still pending?

A bank or credit union transaction usually takes 3–4 business days to complete via the Automated Clearing House network (ACH) used by banks to transfer funds. Please note that transfers take longer t…

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