Summit Agricultural Group’s success in farmland investing is a product of many years of experience in farm ownership and operation. Backed by an ag-centric management team with significant experience in identifying, investing in, operating and selling farmland, Summit’s various ag funds allow our clients to make direct investments into geographically diverse portfolios of agricultural real estate.

Our comprehensive understanding of factors affecting agriculture gives us a distinct advantage in evaluating agricultural assets and forming financial strategies that work to create value across all phases of investment, management and disposition. Our deep-standing relationships in the field allow us a broadened insight into the developments in agricultural real estate, while our outstanding reputation and available capital enable us to move quickly in the face of significant opportunity or risk. Owing to this acute awareness of the investment landscape, we have assembled a diverse and high-performing agricultural real estate portfolio. Summit Ag Funds were formed as a means of making this portfolio available for direct investment opportunities in the form of ten-year growth cycles based on cash rents and land value appreciation.

Summit Ag Funds - Farmland Investing

Our Approach

Summit Ag Funds aim to maximize value creation by positioning assets to benefit from appreciation within the larger market. To accomplish this, Summit uses a three-pronged strategy to identify and capitalize on valuable opportunities for our investing partners.

Identify and Acquire Value

Extensive pipeline of investment opportunities allows us the opportunity to acquire properties where we see value.

Increase Value and Cash Flow Through Improvements

Assets are revitalized through land and property improvement efforts such as upgrades in infrastructure and operational efficiency; farm tiling and surface drainage; the conversion of pasture land to tillable acres and the sale of non-tillable portions as a means of reducing overhead.


We have a large and increasing network of operators that lease our farms. We maintain strict credit standards, lease contracts that ensure the well-being of the farm and its soils and align the tenants’ interests in the farm with our own.

Active Investment Opportunities

Interested investors may contact us to learn more.

Interested in Purchasing or Selling Farmland?

Contact Austin Kessler, 563-320-2744,

Formed in 2010, Summit Ag Fund I, LLP invested its capital over a two-and-one-half-year period which included the acquisition and eventual disposition of 56 farms in a four-state region. Through lease income and capital appreciation, the fund has generated significant returns to investors.

  • Completed in 2015
  • Committed investor Capital equal to $32,800,000

Formed in 2012, Summit Ag Fund II, LLP invested its capital over over a four year period which included the acquisition of 65 farms in a six state region. To date, the fund owns assets in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, South Dakota, and North Dakota.

  • Active 2013 – Present
  • Committed investor Capital equal to $41,350,000

Formed in 2016, Summit Ag Fund III, LLP is actively seeking farmland investment opportunities throughout the Midwest. Summit is a leader in structuring sale leaseback transactions as well as traditional outright purchases. To date, the fund owns assets in Iowa, Illinois and Minnesota.

  • Active 2016 – Present
  • Committed investor capital equal to $34,287,500