Farmland 101 2022

Learn how you can gain exposure to the dynamic and rapidly growing farmland sector with this exclusive guide from Farmfolio.

Farmland Ownership Opportunities

The Process is Simple. The Rewards are Tangible.

The Farmfolio process is simple, rewarding, and ends in a tangible gain for you and your portfolio.

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1. Your Land

Begin your farm ownership journey by selecting one or more LOT(s) on our available farms. You own the land directly, and you will be a member of a self-governing Farm Owners Association (FOA), a cooperative that includes all of the land owners.

An onsite third-party management team, audited by the FOA, will handle everything from seed to shelf including land development, farm management, planting, harvesting, and selling.

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2. Your Income

Your FOA will have already established fixed-selling agreements that lock in the best price for your in-demand product(s). The buyers are some of the largest exporters from Colombia, and they are selling to major retailers worldwide.

The harvest income is sent directly to the farm owners while the land appreciates in value, making this a truly passive earning opportunity where you never have to lift a finger, or even a plow.

Watch Your Farm Grow

How does it compare?

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*Data according to NCREIF, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Bloomberg and internal calculations. All calculations assume reinvestment of dividends.

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Testimonials

First-hand accounts from the people who help make Farmfolio what it is.
Karen W.

Our Trip to Ganadería Pietrasanta

When reviewing Farmfolio’s opportunities, I particularly liked the diversification within the Pietrasanta project. I love to see multiple independent income streams! After spending time at Pietrasanta, I found the operators to be knowledgeable and passionate about what they do. I am proud to invest in their business and support their efforts.

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Tim and Cathy F.

From a Virtual Reality Tour to A Horseback Tour & Everything in the Middle

From our first meeting in Phoenix, I felt that Oscar was sincere and knew what he was doing. My time in Colombia seeing the operations, meeting the managers, and walking the property myself—assured me that my trust was well placed.

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Jeanne S.

Oscar and his team understood the promise of Colombia.

Oscar and his team exhibited extraordinary creativity and vision in creating this amazing opportunity for the average investor. Through agricultural investment, they understood the promise of Colombia and what this type of investment could do for investors, for local workers, for the country, and, of course, for themselves.

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Our Trip to Ganadería Pietrasanta

At Global Investor Alliance, we evaluate investment opportunity based on three levels of risk and opportunity: One, do we believe in the industry? Two, does it solve a problem or provide a solution in a unique and innovative way that differentiates it from others in the industry? And three, what is the management like? Are they creative, open minded, and agile in their approach? Are they aggressive in their innovation and reasonably conservative in their risk & financial management?

We learned about Pietrasanta from Tom Connell, who we met years back. We have previously purchased other farmland and recognize him as a straight shooter we both like and trust. This personal connection was crucial in our decision making process, because I highly recommend that all investors take the time to get to know multiple members of any investment management team so they can fully understand the operations, the financials, short and long term strategy, and exit plan.

Our experience owning a coffee farm investment in Colombia, made us comfortable investing in this region. Colombia has many benefits for ag investing; plus, it’s quite a favorable currency position for US dollar holders. We also like Colombia because of the smart, educated, hard working, and entrepreneurial people. It’s definitely a place we’d consider investing in residential real estate in order to live there part-time.

When reviewing Farmfolio’s opportunities, I particularly liked the diversification within the Pietrasanta project. I love to see multiple independent income streams! After spending time at GP, I found the operators to be knowledgeable and passionate about what they do. I am proud to invest in their business and support their efforts.

My favorite part about the trip was hands down the horseback ride! Especially when we had to have one of the crew race off on horseback to outrun a motorbike and rescue our drone (which had landed in the road) before it was run over. Thank God, because we got great footage from that day!

I encourage other investors to make the journey to Colombia, because the thing about real estate (and agricultural projects) is that pictures never quite do it justice. You’ve got to put your boots on the ground and feel the energy of a place to really know it and assess whether it’s right for you. Meet the people that make it happen day to day. You’ll be richer and smarter for having had the experience. And if you can’t…then join Peter & Karen’s Global Investor Alliance, and we’ll walk you through the due diligence leg work we do for every deal—including onsite videos with tutorials of the farm operations, interviews with management, and a review of the investment financials.

Make sure your potential investment partners are ethical and transparent in their words and actions, demonstrating transparency and seeking to serve their customers, employees, partners & investors well. And then, by all means…ACT.
Don’t fall into analysis paralysis.

Sincerely,

Karen W.

From a Virtual Reality Tour to A Horseback Tour & Everything in the Middle

I met Oscar at Financial Fest in Phoenix, Arizona. While I was very impressed by the virtual reality “tour” of the farm at Ganaderia Pietrasanta they offered that day, a headset and screen pale in comparison to a horseback tour of the real thing. Riding through the coconut groves (alongside my wife in the truck) was the best way to experience my investment firsthand.

Experiencing that commitment in person is important to me as an investor. The nature of foreign agricultural investments means that money is not under my control and not liquid; because of that, I take precautions, like only investing what I could conceivably lose without changing my current standard of living. But that’s also why it is so important that I have opportunities to talk with the people running the projects so I can judge whether I think I can trust them.

Another feature I look for in a foreign investment, a feature that sets it apart from the usual investment that is based on risk/reward numbers to one that has the potential for also being fun and exciting, is whether it is an interesting concept in a location I would like to visit. The Farmfolio projects check both these boxes. Colombia is a beautiful country and appears to be very stable.

For me, the opportunity to visit the farms was the premier reason for investing. I met some wonderful people at Pietrasanta. To anyone that hasn’t already decided that they want to travel to Colombia, I’d say they should do it.

The teams at the farms are so welcoming and will make your time a delight. Oscar was a wonderful host in Colombia at Pietrasanta.

Experiences like these put a zest in life.
Sincerely,

Tim and Cathy F.

Oscar and his team understood the promise of Colombia.

I recently visited the Pietrasanta farm in Monteria, one of the investment opportunities from the Farmfolio family. And I say family for a reason.

This new type of agricultural investment is special in many ways, but the primary way is how investors are brought into the business.

From the beginning, I felt welcome and part of a unique group of people doing something unusual. I am not just an arms-length investor, I am part of the farm family.

Oscar and his team exhibited extraordinary creativity and vision in creating this amazing opportunity for the average investor. Through agricultural investment, they understood the promise of Colombia and what this type of investment could do for investors, for local workers, for the country, and, of course, for themselves. My investment philosophy has always been to invest in people. When I stay true to that, I generally do well.

While I had not personally met the team initially, I had conversations with several members over time and loved the approach. Transparent, open, visionary, caring, dedicated, happy!

These are people who are committed to doing something different, to caring about land and people, transparency and honesty and caring about investment returns.
They are cautious and concerned about risk, taking care to foresee and plan for risk mitigation.

I believe they ultimately surprised themselves about what good they were doing for the land and the people.

In an investment, I look for trustworthy and ethical people with useful and in-demand products offering a reasonable return with risk mitigation and a solid exit strategy. I had an advantage when looking at investments in Latin America because I worked throughout the region for almost 30 years and know the people, countries, and cultures. I had full confidence that Colombia’s time has returned. Colombia always had a highly educated population in a great location with abundant opportunities for agriculture. The people wanted a return to peace and the opportunity to return to the world and make their way.
The Farm Tour

Visiting the farm was just an amazing experience, meeting Oscar was a true joy. They are kind, smart, funny, committed, prepared, visionary, and honest.

The tour could not have been better. They picked me up at the airport, drove me to the farm, showed and explained everything to me, answered patiently my every question, put me on a horseback tour, and returned me to the airport better for having had the experience. I only wish Thomas Connell had been there as well.

I encourage everyone who visits to ride the farm on horseback. You will see so much more and get the true scope of all the activity.

Thanks to everyone at the farm for your hospitality and for the work you are doing. I appreciate it as an investor but more so knowing what value you are bringing to the region and the country.

Kudos!
Jeanne S.

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