525: David Chan on Regenerative Agriculture.
Seeking climate change solutions through sustainable farming investments.
In This Podcast:
Want a way to combat climate change and make a good financial investment? David Chan explains the social and financial benefits of agricultural real estate investing. The FarmTogether system brings farm families together with investors for a stronger countrywide self-sufficient food system. He also explains the organic agriculture value chain, how regenerative agriculture processes builds soil health, the Patagonia competition, and the TerraTone Challenge.
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David is the Co-Founder and COO of FarmTogether, and he has spent several years working in the organic agriculture value chain.
Before forming FarmTogether, David was a senior private equity associate at AMERRA Capital Management, where he worked closely with one of the fund’s portfolio companies having a focus on supply chains in sustainable agriculture and serving the US organic grains market. David also worked with SLM Partners, PGIM Ag Equity Investments, and was a finalist in Patagonia’s first graduate case competition on scaling regenerative agriculture.
Listen in and learn about:
- Becoming an implementor for climate change solutions
- Investing in agricultural land as real estate and the social and financial benefits
- What it takes to become an investor in agriculture
- How FarmTogether educates on opportunities and solutions they bring for farming families and investors
- The astonishing percent of farm land predicted to change ownership over the next 20 years
- Why the US needs farmland to maintain self-sufficient food production
- The organic agriculture value chain, what it is and how it works
- How regenerative organic agriculture builds soil health each time you farm
- Processes that create regenerative agriculture
- Patagonia’s annual agriculture competition
- The Indigo Ag TerraTone Challenge to sequester carbon using regenerative practices
As well as:
His failure – Struggling with Physics class in college and overcoming the challenge.
His success – Finding a niche career that allows him to follow his passion.
His drive – The real way that we can combat climate change.
His advice – Never give up and be resilient. Check in with yourself regularly about the track you are on.
David’s post/recipe on our Blog
David’s Book recommendations*:
How to reach David:
LinkedIn: David Chan