Today’s returning guest is Craig Wichner, Founder and Managing Partner of Farmland LP, the largest farmland manager focused on organic farmland, now managing over $250 million in assets and 15,000 acres of farmland.
In today’s episode, Craig starts with an update on his company and then shares how higher inflation and the shifting macro environment has affected farmland as an asset class, especially after 2022 when real assets were one of the few assets that didn’t have negative returns.
Then we dive into the financials of an acquisition they made of a 4,000 acre, 150 year old farm in Northern California back in 2013 for just under $30 million. Craig walks through the investment and timeline to convert the farm to organic, the benefit of the conversion, and how it helped the farm be re-appraised for just over $75 million last year.
Craig shares some great slides during the episode, so if you want to watch on YouTube, click here
Listen to Craig’s first appearance in December 2020 here.
For detailed show notes, click here
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