Type: Growing with the Board

  • Suzy Friedman

    Suzy Friedman

    Suzy Friedman

    Suzy Friedman 1. How did you become involved in agriculture? I did not have a background in agriculture before I got to EDF – I had a background in environmental science and policy and had worked at a few different environmental NGOs on a variety of issues. But it was […]

  • Rupal Patel

    Rupal Patel

    Rupal Patel

    Rupal Patel 1. How did you become involved in agriculture? I spent the last 12 years leading Social Impact strategy for RRG Capital Management, a private equity firm that invests in agriculture, water and renewable energy assets. In 2013, RRG made its first agricultural acquisition, Sun World International, which was […]

  • Adam Putnam

    Adam Putnam

    Adam Putnam

    Adam Putnam 1. How did you become involved in agriculture? Growing up on a third-generation family citrus and cattle operation and being very involved in 4H and FFA, I have always been involved in agriculture. I joke that I consider myself a land grant baby: I grew up in 4H, […]

  • Ray Gaesser

    Ray Gaesser

    Ray Gaesser

    Ray Gaesser OwnerGaesser FarmsAnkeny, IA 1. How did you become involved in agriculture? I was born into it! Farming is all that I have ever wanted to do. Some of the greatest pleasures of my life have been found through my work outside in nature. From a childhood spent on […]