DES MOINES, Iowa — FarmlandFinder, a digital toolset for farmland professionals, has raised a $3 million Series Seed funding round. Cultivian Sandbox led the round with participation from Iowa Farm Bureau’s Rural Vitality Fund and Next Level Ventures.

FarmlandFinder will use the funding to expand its team in order to help more landowners, ag lenders and land investment firms leverage data to grow their business. The company’s data-driven approach has attracted top ag tech investors to get involved.

“With its extensive database of farmland real estate and user-friendly software tools, FarmlandFinder is pioneering the digitization and transparency of the farmland real estate market, and we’re excited to be their partner on this journey.” said Amanda Donohue-Hansen, Vice President at Cultivian Sandbox Ventures.

FarmlandFinder, founded by Ocheyedan, Iowa-native Steven Brockshus, offers market intelligence and data management tools to farmland professionals.

“Each year $56 billion of farmland exchanges ownership, and most of this is done entirely offline with very little access to data or real-time information,” said Brockshus. “We’re increasing transparency in a traditionally opaque industry, which helps to level the playing field and drive efficiency. Through a data-rich platform, we’re able to help buyers, sellers and land professionals make informed decisions in a fraction of the time.”