We’re keeping it simple here. The purpose of this blog post is to address some of the frequently asked questions that relate to AGinvest, our services, and our mission. Just a few snippets to get our readers up to speed on our areas of expertise.

Farmland has always been worth more than its productive value. That's because it's an investment as well as being an income-generating asset. Over the past century, very few investments have performed as well as farmland. The historic trend of value growth is a good indicator of Ontario’s farmland as a healthy investment.

If you want to get in on the action of investing in Ontario farmland, you can skip the headaches and responsibilities that come with buying, owning and operating the land directly. As an accredited investor, you can seize the investment opportunity through diversifying your portfolio with AGinvest. You can own Ontario farmland as an alternative asset without setting foot in a field. But if you really want to get your hands dirty, go ahead and visit an AGinvest Farm Property today!

Inflation hedging is one very good reason why investors are looking at agriculture. It's just another way to fight the higher cost of living. But unlike gold, which is also a hedge against inflation, farms have the added benefit to produce goods and generate income.

Not all provinces in Canada are the same but in Ontario, foreign citizens can own farm property.

There are thousands of excellent farms across the country of Canada that play an important role in feeding the world. AGinvest however defines prime agricultural land using several different measuring sticks. Prime agricultural land has a very unique combination of high quality soil, consistent rainfall during the growing season, access to supplementary water when required, abundant heat, 180+ frost free growing days and access to global markets logistically. Prime farmland is capable of producing 200 plus crops which is a significant way to de-risk the investment opportunity. Ontario and more specifically Southwestern Ontario is the prime growing region within Canada and home to some of the richest farmland on the planet.

AGinvest's team has a rich history working on the land, working with farm families and simply being part of farming community in Southwestern Ontario. We provide convenient options for modern farmers to grow and better manage their farming operations. Our Land-Share Exchange Program has a variety of customizable options that are excellent for young farmers wanting to grow their operations or for those who are looking to retire or just slow down. We work to help Ontario farms thrive and for farm families to have options that until recently have never had!

An exchange-traded fund (ETF) is an investment fund traded on stock exchanges, much like stocks. An ETF holds assets such as stocks, commodities, or bonds and generally operates with an arbitrage mechanism designed to keep it trading close to its net asset value, although deviations can occasionally occur.

AGinvest does not provide an ETF option for investors. ETF’s provide instant liquidity for investors but in many cases generates far less investment yield. Owning Farmland is a long term decision (5+ years) At AGinvest we believe that farmland ownership and the many benefits that come from owning farmland take time. Our investment strategy is to buy the best farmland correctly, optimize that farmland and then work with progressive growers to protect the long term health and production capacity of the farmland.