The Area One Difference
It is often the case that farmers’ management abilities outstrip their financial capacity. In addition, many Canadian farmers need to expand to ensure profitability, but there is a lack of access to long-term capital that is provided without significant risk.
Renting land exposes farms to real estate market fluctuations and keeps farmers from being able to plan for the long-term. For a large capital acquisition, bank interest payments put a heavy burden on operations. On the other hand, ownership groups corporatize the farm operation and turn farmers from owners into managers. Area One aims to give farmers a third alternative: an equity partner.
Since inception, Area One has proven our approach and our value as a partner:
- We are a leader in environmental, social, and governance (ESG); and
- We have a solid reputation among farmers and their communities.
Area One is Canada’s only trusted agricultural equity partner.