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February 23, 2021 58 min

Artem has over 11 years of finance experience in food, agriculture, and farmland. Prior to founding FarmTogether, Artem was employee #1 and CFO/VP of Operations at Full Harvest Technologies, a now post-Series A B2B platform for buying and selling produce. He previously worked at Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, Sprott Resource Holdings, E&Y and PwC. Artem holds an MBA from The Wharton School, and a BA and MA in Economics from the Higher School of Economics.

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Where we are:

  • Johnny FD – Sri Lanka / IG @johnnyfdk
  • Sam Marks – Thailand / IG @imsammarks
  • Derek Spartz - Venice / IG @DerekRadio


  • FarmTogether
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  • Discussed:

  • FarmTogether

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    Time Stamps:

  • 07:04 – What got you involved in farmland investing?
  • 09:22 – How does it differ to commercial and residential real estate?
  • 11:25 – How does it compare to traditional investing?
  • 14:15 – Does technology help in the challenge of making more food with less land?
  • 16:39 – Why are so few investors in this asset?
  • 20:38 – How can farmland help with an expected inflation in the economy?
  • 21:38 – With the population moving out of the city, is this affecting the availability of farmland?
  • 24:20 – How do you qualify to invest in FarmTogether?
  • 28:23 – What is someone actually buying when investing?
  • 30:54 – How are returns generated?
  • 32:34 – Which is the best crop to invest in?
  • 34:27 – Do the commodities vary in price?
  • 36:11 – Can you get out of the deal early?
  • 36:59 – How does FarmTogether profit from these deals?
  • 37:45 – Can you explain the option of sole proprietorship?
  • 38:41 – Are there any bonuses for investors?
  • 40:23 – What are some really good sources of education on farmland and farming?
  • 42:26 – Johnny and Derek review
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