TGCI 223: FarmTogether - How it was started and how can you be part of it?

The Gold Collar Investor

06-03-2023 • 47 mins

In today's show, Pancham interviews David Chan - Chief Operating Officer and Founding Team Member of FarmTogether, an accepted platform that makes it simple for everyone to invest in farmland.

David holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science in Atmospheric Sciences degree from Cornell University - College of Agriculture and Lifescience. He has over seven years of experience in finance and technology crossing agri-business.

Discover more about David and his technology-enable farmland investment platform, FarmTogether. How it started, and how can you be part of it?

Listen and enjoy the show!


Quote:

"You can have a great asset and farm but if there is no one there with the expertise to farm and distribute, you can't achieve its full potential."

Timestamped Shownotes:

  • 0:36 - Pancham introduces David Chan
  • 2:10 - David on how he started in FarmTogether and the idea behind it
  • 6:27 - He joined an agro-business private equity group
  • 7:47 - What is FarmTogether?
  • 11:19 - FarmTogether's process of offering lands
  • 20:23 - David on asset management and property management
  • 29:24 - Process of distribution of actual farm products
  • 35:13 - Farmland needs a long-term hold period.
  • 41:24 - David's first time investing outside of Wall Street
  • 42:06 - Fear he had to overcome
  • 43:53 -  Advice for people starting their investing journey
  • 46:00 - How can you connect with David

3 Key Points:

  1. Agriculture is an industry at the intersection of investment and climate.
  2. Agriculture is an industry that many people take for granted and are under-invested.
  3. Farmland is a long-term hold. The only way to capture much value is to hold the asset long enough.

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