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Craig Wichner

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Craig Wichner

Founder and Managing Partner, Farmland LP
Craig Wichner

Craig founded Farmland LP in 2009 with a simple yet powerful idea: to combine regenerative agriculture with proven real estate management practices from the commercial property sector. Thanks to that approach, today Farmland LP is the largest fund manager focused on organic farmland in the U.S., delivering strong financial returns alongside demonstrable environmental and social benefits. Craig is responsible for day-to-day management, business strategy and all investment activity at the firm. An experienced technology and real estate investor, Craig has helped build numerous companies over the past 30 years. It was his work as a teenager on California farms that ultimately inspired him to start Farmland LP with a mission to demonstrate that regenerative agriculture is more profitable than commodity agriculture, maximizing returns for investors. Craig is an outspoken advocate for verifiable, data-driven standards to sustainable farmland investing so investors and consumers can look beyond misleading labels and support beneficial farming practices. In 2021, Farmland LP achieved the highest sustainability rating among 10,000+ global corporations reviewed by HIP (Human Impact +Profit) Investor, a leading sustainability rating firm for over 130,000 organizations. Craig has a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, with a minor in Economics, from the University of California, San Diego.