Rooted by heritage in Iroquois County, Illinois, David Miller returned to his native landscape as an investor in 2005 after a 30 year career in banking and real estate financial management. Purchasing a small 10 acre family farmstead, he re-connected with local relatives farming organically. In 2007 he started Iroquois Valley Farms LLC by connecting a small group of family and friends to a 142 acre local farm. Other acquisitions soon followed and the company farmland portfolio now exceeds 1000 acres with over 75 investors.
Prior to his farmland ventures, David has held executive positions at Bank of America, Santa Fe Southern Pacific and First Chicago Corporation. He has structured various real estate investment portfolios while with these institutions as well as acting as a principal in smaller partnership ventures. He has devoted his new business ventures to assisting farmers and investors diversify their capital in the emerging field of sustainable agriculture.
An MBA graduate of Columbia University’s School of Business and 1975 graduate of Loyola University of Chicago, David views education as the primary key to changing the nature and health of our current food production systems. David resides in Winnetka, IL. along with his wife and three children. He continues to manage the 10 acre farmstead in Iroquois County where family members have resided since 1875.