Two Roads Farm LLC
This 400 acre farm was certified organic by the prior landowners and purchased in 2009. There were few buyers in central Illinois that had an interest in keeping it organic and the management of Working Farms was contacted to arrange for a new ownership model and business plan that would help prove that organic farming techniques were just as profitable as convention methods. The funding capital was local, mostly from the Chicago area. Plans are well underway to create a profitable and diverse model for other mid-size organic farms to follow. Important initiatives include a “soilbuilding” four year crop rotation to naturally boost fertility and an innovative 5 year lease with a third generation local farmer. For more details, please read the Two Roads Farm Stmt of Positive Impact 11-30-11.
“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I–
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference”