About Us

Our team and partners are cross-industry professionals with over 70 years of experience across farmland investing, agriculture and real estate in the US and globally. Firmly believing that farmland is a safe, stable and attractive long-term investment for everyone, our mission is to radically democratize farmland investing.

We meticulously review all investment opportunities and only pursue the properties we find attractive. We then partner with top quality local farmland operators to manage the land.


Artem Milinchuk

Chief Economist & Founder

Artem has over 10 years of finance experience in food, agriculture, and farmland. 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. 

David Chan

COO & Founding Team Member

David has over 5 years of experience in finance and technology across agribusiness. Prior to joining FarmTogether, David was a Senior Private Equity Associate at AMERRA Capital Management, an asset manager that specializes in ag investments. 

Olga Ayvazyan

Senior Product Manager & Founding Team Member

Olga has over 5 years of product development and management experience and leads the development of the FarmTogether’s platform, machine learning and artificial intelligence land sourcing and underwriting abilities. 

Austin Federa

Director of Marketing & Growth

Austin has over 5 years of experience working with early and mid-stage startups on developing and executing marketing strategies and growth initiatives. Prior to joining FarmTogether, Austin consulted startups, including OAKnode and Parlor, where he is an advisor. 

Josiah Terrell-Perica

Director of Farmland Investing

Josiah has over 4 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. 

Maksim Karpychev

Lead Front-End Developer

Maksim has over 10 years of experience in web development. Prior to FarmTogether, Maksim worked with startups DeepVideo, WooClub and was responsible for the development of enterprise web-applications in international companies such as FESCO, Dräger, Philip Morris International. 

Zaur Mukhametgaleev

Lead Software Engineer

Zaur has over 10 years of enterprise software development for major finance and logistics companies in Russia and Europe. His areas of interest include high load distributed systems, software architecture, machine learning, and finance. 

Igor Yakimenko

Senior UX/UI Designer

Igor has over 7 years of experience designing B2B and B2C products. Prior to joining FarmTogether, Igor worked with global businesses creating intuitive and scalable cross-platform solutions with a focus on user-centered design, delightful experiences, and customer empathy. 


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 $400M 

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. 

JJ Kasper

Board Director

Blue {Seed} Collective founder, long term startup advisor, and investor. JJ provides hands-on support in fundraising, client 

Theo Spierings

Board Observer

Former CEO of Fonterra Co-Operative Group Ltd., a global dairy nutrition company owned by 10,000 farmers. 

Nav Athwal


Nav is a founder and a former CEO of Realty Shares, with over a decade of experience in real estate and technology. 

Max Lytvyn


Max is the co-founder of Grammarly, an AI-powered Communication Assistant that raised $110 million from leading Silicon Valley VCs. 


Kevin Teh

Kevin was the first data scientist at OpenDoor, a multi-billion dollar real estate platform that extensively uses AI to underwrite 

Arthur Coulston

Co-founder of Mosaic, a multi-billion dollar solar and home improvement lending platform. 

Fady Abdel-Nour

Fady is the Global Head of M&A and Investments at Naspers Fintech-PayU. Prior to PayU, Fady was at Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan 

Thiago Terzi

Thiago is an entrepreneur, technologist, data strategist, and founder of The Commodity Innovation Lab. He specializes in 

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