About DST Farms
DST Farms, LLC (“DST Farms”) provides Section 1031 exchange investors with unique opportunities to directly engage the farmland asset class through the Delaware Statutory Trust (DST) investment vehicle. As a sponsoring entity, DST Farms specializes in identifying high-quality farmland that has the potential to deliver above-market returns and long-term capital appreciation, while mitigating investment risk.
DST Farms acquires and manages high-quality farmland assets that maximize investor returns through:
+ High Premium Crops
Focusing on the production of high premium crops that have strong future demand growth, including organic crops.
+ Socially Responsible Investment
Creating and maintaining socially responsible investments with sustainability and renewability of resources as primary priorities.
+ Federal Crop Insurance
Engaging in federal crop insurance programs that guarantee minimum revenue levels thereby mitigating risk.
+ Land Management Platform
Implementing Peoples Company's comprehensive land management platform.
DST Farms’ asset management platform implements value-added production strategies, including organic and regenerative agriculture, sustainable sourcing, and data-driven agriculture. The platform develops and executes operator leases that are flexible and financially sound to meet return objectives while ensuring the long-term viability of operator partners and mitigating investment risk. DST Farms’ analytics services extend to robust due diligence workflows for asset acquisitions, as well as annual business planning for managed assets. DST Farms has formed a partnership with Peoples Company to support acquisition deal flow, professional farm management, and investment disposition.
Historically, investing in U.S. farmland has not been a viable option for many individuals due to the large capital requirements, extensive knowledge and management demands, and substantial operational risk. DST Farms allows investors to gain access to farmland’s premium returns opportunities and diversification advantages while mitigating risk. The DST Farms platform provides a secure streamlined investment process, low minimum investment entry points, vast exposure, transparency through ample information and control, and professional farm management services.
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DST Farms, in collaboration with Peoples Company, manages assets according to the Leading Harvest Farmland Management Standard.
Leading Harvest provides farmland investors assurance that their capital will not only generate sustainable financial returns but will also contribute to a more sustainable society. The Standard meets the economic, environmental, social, and governance interests of investors and the supply chain while maintaining an orientation toward practical application.