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.

Core Team

Artem Milinchuk

CEO & 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

Head of Retail & Business Product & Founding Team Member

Olga has over 6 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. 

Josiah Terrell-Perica

Director of Farmland Investing & Founding Team Member

Josiah has over 5 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. 

Kit Barron

Head of AI & Automation Product

Kit has over 10 years of experience leveraging technology to shape the future of food and agriculture. Kit joins FarmTogether after six years at the Climate Corporation, where he helped build the world's leading AgTech platform, most recently as Director of Product, New Features. He has also worked at the CapLog Group, Grupo Bimbo and Harvard's Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies. 

Sara Spaventa

Director, Growth & Marketing

Sara has over 7 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 one of the UK’s top business programs, Durham University Business School, and a BAS in Psychology Magna Cum Laude from the University of California, San Diego. 

Andrey Stroganov

Lead Software Engineer

Andrey has over 15 years of software development experience. Prior to FarmTogether, Andrey worked with startups and enterprise companies like the Moscow Exchange, Yandex, RBC. 

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. 

Rebecca Bauer

Senior Communications and Social Media Manager

Rebecca has blended in-house and agency experience developing and driving integrated communications programs for impactful storytelling and building brand awareness. Prior to joining FarmTogether, Rebecca supported some of the Bay Area's top companies in agriculture, CPG, finance, and tech, most recently leading PR and influencer strategy and program execution at Brandless. 

Igor Yakimenko

Lead 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. Igor holds a BA in Design & Technologies from the Kyiv National University. 

David Perez

Investment Associate

David has over 5 years of experience in operations, finance and IT. Prior to joining FarmTogether, David was a Strategy & Marketing Intern at AgReserves (America’s largest private farmland owner and operator) for the Permanent Plantings Division. Prior to that, he worked at Cargill, where he was responsible for the global poultry operations’ data analytics. He previously worked at H.B. Fuller. David holds an MBA from the Marriott School of Business, and a BS in Information Systems from the Latin American University of Science and Technology. 

Michael David Josiah van Putten

Investment Associate

Michael has over 5 years of experience working in finance in varying capacities. Prior to joining FarmTogether Michael worked for an RIA in Bellevue, WA assisting business owners with retirement planning and 401(k) design. He also spent time at DA Davidson & Co. as well as the Fresno Housing Authority in both analytical and client facing roles in his home town of Fresno, CA. 

Dale Arthur

Senior Farm Manager

Dale Arthur has over 30 years of farm management experience for institutional clients along with over 10 years of agricultural real estate brokerage. His management experience includes nuts, vineyards, citrus, tree fruit along with orchard and vineyard development.  

Anton Milinchuk

Assistant Financial Controller

Anton Milinchuk has over 6 years of experience in accounting and taxes. Prior to joining FarmTogether Anton interned at BDO and worked for over 4 years at a small CPA company. Anton received his Bachelor of Commerce with honors from Seneca College and plans on writing his CPA final exam in 2021. 

Derek Chan

Frontend Engineer

Derek Chan has more than 10 years of experience in software development. Prior to joining FarmTogether, he traveled around the world and worked with half a dozen startup companies and a few IT development agencies, where he provided solutions and brought values to businesses. Derek holds BASc in Computer Science. 

Advisory Board

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 

JJ Kasper

Board Director

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

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 

Nav Athwal

Advisor

CEO of District and a former CEO of Realty Shares. Nav has over a decade of experience in real estate and technology. 

Theo Spierings

Board Observer

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

Raymond J. Jacobs

Advisor

Mr. Jacobs joined Franklin Templeton in 1999 and is a member of the Global Investment Committee and Management 

Richie Prager

Advisor

Richie Prager is an entrepreneur focused on FinTech, Data and Real Estate. Richie’s spent the last decade with BlackRock, 

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. 

Expert Board

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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