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We’re Building The Future Of Farmland Investing

  • Our Mission:

    To bring creative and transformative capital to farming while opening up a vital asset class to all investors.

  • Our Vision:

    To ensure peace and plenty by investing in the sustainable agricultural revolution.

  • Founded
    2017

    Connecting creative capital to farmers.

  • Team
    40+

    Our remote team spans across 7 countries.

  • Clients
    1K+

    Serving clients around the world.

  • States
    7+

    Deals across 7 states and counting.

  • Crops
    12+

    Offering 12 crop-types to date and counting.

Why We Exist

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It’s already been two years since we launched our first deal on FarmTogether. As we set off to open a vital asset class for investors, the opportunity we have to make a meaningful impact has become a pivotal focus of ours.

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Leadership Team

  • Artem Milinchuk

    Artem Milinchuk

    CEO & Founder

    Artem has over 10 years of finance experience in food, agriculture, and farmland. He holds an MBA from The Wharton School, and a BA and MA in Economics from the Higher School of Economics. Prior to founding FarmTogether, Artem was employee #1 and CFO/VP of Operations at Full Harvest Technologies, a now post-Series A B2B platform for​ buying and selling​ produce. He previously worked at Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, Sprott Resource Holdings, E&Y and PwC.

  • David Chan

    David Chan

    COO & Founding Team Member

    David has over 5 years of experience in finance and technology across agribusiness. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in Atmospheric Sciences from Cornell University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Prior to joining FarmTogether, David was a Senior Private Equity Associate at AMERRA Capital Management, an asset manager that specializes in ag investments. He previously worked at Prudential Agriculture Investments, Gro Intelligence, & Barclays Investment Bank.

  • Josiah Terrell-Perica

    Josiah Terrell-Perica

    Director of Farmland Investing & Founding Team Member

    Josiah has over 7 years of experience in farmland investing, with an expertise in permanent plantings on the West Coast and Southwest. Prior to joining FarmTogether, Josiah spearheaded underwriting and research at PGIM Agricultural Investment’s with over $1 billion in underwriting experience and $250 million in closed transactions. He previously worked in real assets investing at Wood Creek Capital. Josiah holds a BA in Economics from Amherst College.

  • Traci Donovan

    Traci Donovan

    General Counsel

    Traci Donovan has 15 years of experience as an attorney in the financial services industry. She began her career at Jones Day in New York, NY in banking and finance and worked in a business and legal capacity on the municipal finance sales and trading floor at Bank of America, Merrill Lynch in New York, NY. She served as Senior Counsel to KeyBank Capital Market’s Public Finance prior to joining FarmTogether. Traci received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Case Western Reserve University, a Master of Laws from the National University of Ireland, Galway as a George J. Mitchell Scholar, and her Juris Doctor from Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

  • Boyd Corkins

    Boyd Corkins

    Head of Asset Management

    Boyd Corkins has worked in the agriculture industry for nearly 30 years, spanning farm management, nursery operations, acquisitions, regenerative agriculture, fully integrated farming platforms, agriculture business development farm plans, and analytical models. Most recently, Boyd was the Chief Operations Officer for one of North America’s largest farmland investment funds, Hancock Farmland Services, where he managed more than 150,000 acres. Prior to joining FarmTogether, Boyd worked for Wonderful Citrus, Tejon Ranch, and Reiter Berry. Boyd is both an Accredited Farm Manager and an Accredited Agriculture Consultant with the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. He has managed more than 35 different crops across 16 North American States and has experience in South American agriculture.

  • Shannon Crow

    Shannon Crow

    Chief of Staff

    Shannon has been working in agriculture, bioengineering, and technology for over 12 years and across three continents. Her agriculture background has been spent primarily in vineyards, medical cannabis, and indoor, robotic, and AI vertical farms.

    She co-founded AquaSprouts, a B2C company in the consumer aquaponics space, which was featured in the New York Times, Wired, and Business Insider.

    Prior to joining FarmTogether, she spearheaded the Agricultural Operations department at Bowery Farming during their c-round of funding and subsequent national expansion. She is a graduate of Cornell’s LeadNY Fellowship program for leaders in agriculture, as well as St. Edward’s Honors College with a BA in Global Studies & Economics.

  • Scott Lee

    Scott Lee

    Managing Director, Capital Markets

    Scott has over 20 years as a global, investment management, distribution executive who specializes in building imperishable and enduring partnerships with professional investors seeking bespoke investment solutions via both private & public investment strategies. Scott most recently served as Partner, Head of Distribution at a $8 bln long-only institutional investment manager headquartered in San Francisco. Prior to this charge, Scott served as Executive Vice President for Franklin Templeton’s Institutional & Retirement businesses. Scott also served as Managing Director, Global Strategic Services, where his responsibilities included global acquisitions and strategic planning. As a Senior Vice President of Franklin Templeton’s Retirement Division, Scott was instrumental in the buildout of a business with over $100 billion in assets under management. Scott’s investment management track record in diverse player-coach roles includes individual contributions and transformative executive leadership, with expertise that spans relationship management, client services, sales, and marketing. He earned his B.S. from University of California, Santa Cruz and has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation [CFA].

  • Sara Spaventa

    Sara Spaventa

    Director of Growth & Marketing

    Sara has 10 years of marketing experience, with an expertise in developing and scaling growth-driven programs for early to mid stage companies. Prior to joining FarmTogether, Sara was leading growth and acquisition at AngelList. Sara holds an MSc in Marketing with distinction honors from the UK's Durham University Business School, and a BAS in Psychology Magna Cum Laude from the University of California, San Diego.

  • Bernadette Espada

    Bernadette Espada

    Corporate Controller

    Bernadette Espada has 14 years of experience in the accounting field, both as an auditor and within roles in the telecommunications and manufacturing industries. Since 2020, Bernadette held a Senior Controller position at Dejana Truck & Utility Equipment, where she was responsible for managing the monthly accounting close process, invoicing and cash receipts, account analysis and reconciliations, managing audits, as well as the development of internal control policies and procedures to maintain compliance with SOX Internal Control requirements. Prior to the Sr Controller position, she has held an Assistant Controller position for an aerospace company, numerous positions in the accounting department at Altice USA (formerly Cablevision) for over six years and has also obtained over two years of public accounting experience at BDO USA, LLP. Throughout her career, she has gained experience in numerous areas of accounting (operational, financial reporting, and technical to name a few). Bernadette earned her bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Hofstra University. She has her CPA license and is also a member of the American Institute of CPAs and NYS Society of CPAs. 

  • Brittani Baxter

    Brittani Baxter

    Senior Product Manager

    Brittani brings over 12 years of research and product management experience to the FarmTogether team, with a specialization in product development at early-stage Fintech startups. In addition to her experience in lending and insurtech, Brittani spent 3 years at FutureAdvisor (acquired by BlackRock), helping to scale the robo-advisor investment platform for clients and institutions alike. She holds a BA from the University of Chicago, where she researched Behavioral Economics.

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Advisory Board

  • Jussi Askola

    Jussi Askola

    Advisor
    Jussi Askola is a former private equity real estate investor with experience working for a +$250 million investment firm in Dallas, Texas; and performing property acquisition in Germany and Estonia. Today, he is the President of Leonberg Capital, a boutique investment firm specializing in mispriced real estate securities. In addition to having passed all CFA exams, Jussi holds a B.Sc. in Real Estate Finance from University Nürtingen-Geislingen (Germany) and a B.Sc. Construction and Property Management from University of South Wales (UK). He has authored award-winning academic papers on REIT investing, been featured on numerous financial media outlets, has 50,000 followers on Seeking Alpha, and has built relationships with many top REIT executives.
  • Alex Shevchenko

    Alex Shevchenko

    Board Director
    Alex is the co-founder of Grammarly, an AI-powered Communication Assistant that raised $110 million from leading Silicon Valley VCs. Alex advises on product design and product strategy.
  • Richie Prager

    Richie Prager

    Advisor
    Richie Prager is an entrepreneur focused on FinTech, Data and Real Estate. Richie’s spent the last decade with BlackRock, most recently as Senior Managing Director, Global Head of Trading and Liquidity Strategies and as a member of the Global Executives Committee.
  • Raymond J. Jacobs

    Raymond J. Jacobs

    Advisor
    Mr. Jacobs joined Franklin Templeton in 1999 and is a member of the Global Investment Committee and Management Committee of Franklin Real Asset Advisors.
  • Theo Spierings

    Theo Spierings

    Board Observer
    Former CEO of Fonterra Co-Operative Group Ltd., a global dairy nutrition company owned by 10,000 farmers. Theo is a board observer and advises on farmland acquisition and operation.
  • Ryan Metzler

    Ryan Metzler

    Advisor
    Ryan is a former Regional Vice President for Capital Agricultural Property Services and managed over 20,000 acres of agricultural property in the Western United States. He has been farming for over 25 years, personally operating tree fruits, wine grapes, nut crops, and citrus.
  • JJ Kasper

    JJ Kasper

    Board Director
    Blue {Seed} Collective founder, long term startup advisor, and investor. JJ provides hands-on support in fundraising, client acquisition, deal structuring, and the overall strategy.
  • Jay Girotto

    Jay Girotto

    Farmland Sourcing Partner
    Jay is a 3rd generation landowner and a founder of Farmland Opportunity, a US row crops investment fund. Today, Jay manages over $500M and 90,000+ acres of institutional quality farmland in 10 states. Previously, Jay worked at Microsoft, Bain, and founded two technology companies. He earned his BA and an MBA from Harvard University.
  • Christine

    Christine

    Advisor

    Christine is the Founder & CEO of Full Harvest Technologies, where she is solving our food waste problem at the farm level with technology. Full Harvest is the first B2B platform for surplus and imperfect produce, connecting large farms directly to food & beverage companies. Christine has over 15 years of experience in the logistics and food industries at both Fortune 100 companies (Maersk, P&G) as well as high-growth food start-ups. In her last corporate role, she assisted Organic Avenue, an NYC healthy food + juice start-up, double in size as Head of Strategic Projects and Business Development. 

Expert Board

  • Arthur Coulston

    Arthur Coulston

    Expert
    Co-founder of Mosaic, a multi-billion dollar solar and home improvement lending platform.
  • Fady Abdel-Nour

    Fady Abdel-Nour

    Expert
    Fady is the Global Head of M&A and Investments at Naspers Fintech-PayU. Prior to PayU, Fady was at Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan where he focused on large minority investments in late-stage private companies and public companies. Fady advises on strategy, technology, Asian and global markets, and partnerships.
  • Kevin Teh

    Kevin Teh

    Expert
    Kevin was the first data scientist at OpenDoor, a multi-billion dollar real estate platform that extensively uses AI to underwrite real estate properties. He advises FarmTogether on AI implementation.

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