Get the answers to common questions about Farmfolio and Agribusiness. Frequently Asked Questions
How can I get more information about a specific investment?
Please feel free to contact us directly at [email protected] or (888) 565-9941. Please include the name of the specific investment opportunity that interests you on the subject line.
How does Farmfolio work?
Farmfolio is an online investment platform that brings together investors and landowners. Through Farmfolio, accredited or institutional investors can participate in pre-identified agriculture investment opportunities with as little as $1,000. Legal document signatures and fund transfers can all be handled securely through our online platform, so that investors can complete the entire transaction through the website or with our representatives. Inquire about current offerings at [email protected].
How do investors earn returns?
Each Farmfolio project has its own prospectus, which outline the specifics of the project, including when dividends are paid and how they are paid. Typically, dividend payments are received on a semi-annual basis through direct fund transfers and statements are generated on a quarterly basis.
What are Farmshares?
Farmshares™ allow investors to participate directly in the agriculture supply chain. Whether investors want to invest in farming, processing, or movement of goods, Farmshares™ give them access to the profits of large-scale agricultural projects, which are often only accessible to large institutional investors.
Is Farmfolio audited?
Yes. Audits occur annually and are disclosed to investors as part of Farmfolio’s annual report.
Who can invest?
Any accredited investor based in the United States can participate. Foreign or non-accredited investors please contact: [email protected].
What is a K-1 Form?
Similar to a 1099, a K-1 Form is an accounting of the taxable income for any specific year. Each investor receives one per investment. K-1 Forms are most commonly used in partnerships and in real estate ownership.
Do I need to be accredited to join a company network?
No, you do not need to be accredited to join a company network.
Where are your projects located?
Farmfolio’s projects are mainly located in Central and South America.
What are the tax implications of investing on Farmfolio?
Investments in Farmshares™ through Farmfolio’s platform result in interest income. Investors receive a single 1099 Form, regardless of the number of projects in which they have chosen to invest. Please consult with your tax advisor to determine the tax implications of any proposed investment.
What tax documents will I receive?
Investors in Farmfolio’s Farmshares™ program will receive a 1099-DIV Form at the end of each year.
What happens if the demand for Farmshares™ is higher than the available supply?
Investments are typically accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis until the specific project is sold out. The sales progress and Farmshares™ availability for each project can be tracked on Farmfolio’s website. Whenever new projects open up, Farmshares™ holders are given preferential access.
How is each project managed?
Each project is established as its own entity and Farmshares™ for the entity are issued based on the size of the project. Once initial shares are issued, they are limited and cannot be diluted. Farmfolio will serve as the general manager of the project in order to ensure proper management and shareholder servicing. Dividends are paid out as profits are received and shareholders will have the opportunity to resell shares on the Farmfolio exchange once minimum holding periods are met.