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Farmland Manager

FarmTogether

Create a New Asset Class. Feed the Planet. Fight Climate Change Alongside a changing climate, the global population continues to grow, with expectations of reaching 9.7 billion by 2050. This means approximately 70% more food will be required than is consumed today. With increasing food production needs and decreasing land suitable for cultivation, the world is facing a threat to global food security. Simultaneously, studies show that the global food system accounts for between 11 and 19 billion tons of emissions per year, or a third of global emissions. This makes agriculture a critical contributor – and solution – in the fight against climate change. In order to navigate scarce natural resources, keep up with the needs of a growing population, and reduce agriculture's footprint, farmers are looking to climate-smart approaches more than ever before. FarmTogether's mission is to bring creative and transformative capital to natural assets, starting with U.S. farmland. By driving abundant and creative capital to farmers, we’re giving investors the opportunity to drive agriculture toward sustainability on a massive scale. This is a unique opportunity to be a part of a mission-driven company dedicated to environmental longevity and prosperity for all while opening up vital asset classes for all investors. The Farmland Manager will work closely with the Acquisitions Team, the Farm Management Team and our Farm Operators to ensure that our farm and ranch assets are performing optimally. This role requires an in-depth knowledge of permanent crop farming operations, farm budgeting and operations, regulatory compliance and financial reporting requirements. In addition to the day-to-day responsibilities of managing our farmland portfolio, this role will also be responsible for building out transparent and repeatable systems and processes that will allow the function to scale. FARMLAND MANAGER Responsibilities -Develop and execute against management strategy for all farms in our portfolio (CAPEX, development plan, etc.). -Create, manage and track budget and working capital requirements for all portfolio farms in the region of responsibility. -Structure and negotiate farm management and marketing agreements. -Work closely with the Acquisition Team to inform underwriting strategy and farm management assumptions. -Provide strategic and tactical guidance to inform crop insurance decisions for newly acquired farms. -Support Acquisition Team’s sourcing efforts. -Support due diligence process for new acquisitions. -Proactively identify actual and potential problems; provide solutions. -Track farm management data, create and distribute monthly, quarterly and annual farm reports for execs, board and investors. -Embody and champion a data driven, technology-forward culture. -Travel to farms within designated regions 2-4 times per month depending on project status. Minimum Qualifications -5+ years of agronomy experience -2+ years of farmland acquisition experience -Deep understanding of permanent crops (tree nuts, citrus, tree fruit) -Experience building and managing a high performing farm-site team -Understanding of agricultural technology systems -Highly competent communicator that knows how and when to surface risks to the executive team Preferred Qualifications -Professional Agricultural Licenses (AFM, CCA, PCA, QAL, etc.) -Knowledge of row crop agriculture and horticulture -Operating experience on a farm -Experience at a fast-past startup -Strong network of land owners, farmland asset managers and ag service providers in our target crop-geographies. ABOUT THE TEAM Our founding and executive teams have decades of institutional experience in ag, farmland, and food investing, having previously deployed over $1B into this asset class. We also have deep financial and tech expertise that allows us to build investment products for the future. We’ve raised several million dollars in VC and angel funding to date, have thousands of registered users on our platform, and have deployed over $110M into farmland deals across the United States. Our backers include Blue Seed Collective, Franklin Templeton ($1.5T global asset manager), Richie Prager (a former key executive at BlackRock, the largest asset manager in the world), founders of Grammarly, founder of Pillpack, former CEO of Fonterra (largest dairy exporter in the world) and many other prominent financial, agricultural and tech professionals. Our vision is to ensure peace and plenty by investing in the sustainable agricultural revolution.

United States

Full-time
Experienced (Non-manager)
Corp. Responsibility and Sustainability
General Management
Operations
Private Sector
Environment
Impact Investing
Food