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Investing in U.S. Agriculture


Integrated Ag specializes in the acquisition, development, and operations of farmland in the United States Southwest. 

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Investing in U.S. Agriculture


Integrated Ag specializes in the acquisition, development, and operations of farmland in the United States Southwest. 

"THE PREEMINENT, MOST PROFITABLE, FARMLAND DEVELOPER IN THE UNITED STATES." 

 

 

Integrated Ag

Who We Are 

Integrated Ag provides sophisticated investors a portfolio of farmland investments designed to create immediate capital appreciation through its value-add investment process. 

We are a fully integrated investment manager that sources, designs, develops, and operates value-add farmland investments. 

We deploy a private equity approach to acquiring and rehabilitating underutilized farmland. We apply a disciplined and patient investment philosophy. As a result, we only acquire assets that meet strict acquisition criteria resulting in superior long-term rates of return. 

 
 
 
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Investment Objective


Integrated Ag's objective is to deliver attractive returns through the value-add acquisition, development, and operation of farmland in United States.  

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Investment Objective


Integrated Ag's objective is to deliver attractive returns through the value-add acquisition, development, and operation of farmland in United States.  

 

A Balanced Portfolio

We manage a portfolio of thousands of acres of farmland in the Southwest United States.  In most cases we directly operate the farms to enhance annual cash flows.  

Agricultural investing provides sophisticated investors many unique benefits, including attractive returns, portfolio diversification, low volatility, inflation protection, and excellent capital preservation. 

Value-Add Farmland Investing

We develop underutilized farmland, creating immediate value through the process. We focus on core improvements designed to increase the efficiency of the farm. 

Additionally, we will convert traditional farmland to higher value crops or certify the farm organic which creates additional value and meets exploding consumer demand for organic foods. 

Our farms are designed to grow a diverse set of crops including row crops (alfalfa, grains, etc.), permanent crops (date palms, citrus), and high value specialty crops (melons, produce, lettuce). 

 

 

 

"We do not wait for the market to rise in general, we create value immediately by finding deep value and applying our proprietary value-add process." 

Jeff M. Dreyer, Partner and Portfolio Manager

 
 
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Our Firm


Our firm is comprised of the brightest individuals from agriculture, commodities, finance, and executive level management. We are all passionate about agriculture and progressing the industry forward using a sensible and strategic approach.

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Our Firm


Our firm is comprised of the brightest individuals from agriculture, commodities, finance, and executive level management. We are all passionate about agriculture and progressing the industry forward using a sensible and strategic approach.

An Experienced Team

 

Our team includes professionals that have designed, built and managed large scale farms and agribusinesses. We have forward thinking, progressive farm managers and hydrological engineers on staff that practice superior farm management and design. 

Our team is also comprised of managers with experience in land development, investment fund management, physical commodity trading, and operations of complex companies.  

We are passionate about agriculture and the use of advanced technology and techniques to maximize farm productivity, yields, and asset value. 

Integrated Ag Labs Initiative is a program we created for our farm managers, agronomists and engineers. The mission of the initiative is to innovate and test new agriculture technology and farm practices, to preserve water and power resources, lower operating costs and increase yield.

If an idea graduates the program after extensive testing, it is then rolled out throughout all of the Integrated Ag farm portfolio.

The program is currently yielding remarkable results.

Learn more at www.IntegratedAgLabs.com 

 

 

 

"Our team members are our greatest asset. It sounds cliche, but when you have the brightest individuals from multiple disciplines working together, you find opportunities that others miss."

-Patrick Horsman, CFA, Partner

 
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Management


Our team is committed to our mission to be the preeminent, most profitable, farmland developer in the United States.  

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Management


Our team is committed to our mission to be the preeminent, most profitable, farmland developer in the United States.  

Mr. Patrick Horsman, CFA - Partner

  • Partner, Member of Executive and Investment Committee. 
  • Has decades of experience building and managing financial service and asset management businesses. 
  • Managing Partner and Founder of Blue San Securities, a broker dealer focused on raising assets from U.S. and European Institutional Investors. Raised in excess of $12 billion for single manager hedge fund clients. 
  • Partner and Co-Founder of Merion Investment Management, an event driven hedge fund with a securities litigation focus - AUM of ~$1 billion. 
  • Partner, Board Member, and Investor in Context Summits, a globally recognized organizer of events in the Alternative Asset Management Industry. 
  • CFA charter holder, Series 7, 24, 66, 79, triple major from University of Arizona Eller School of Business. 

Mr. Adam McNicol - Partner

  • Partner, Member of Executive and Investment Committee. 
  • Personally investing in agriculture since 2010 and over 20 years of experience in investment management. 
  • Prior to Integrated Ag, founding Partner of Fintan Partners, a fund of hedge funds focused on complex "off the run" strategies seeded by Stanford University. 
  • ~$1 Billion of AUM during tenure with Fintan Partners as a member of Investment and Executive Committee. 

Mr. Jeff M. Dreyer - Portfolio Manager

  • Partner, Member of Executive and Investment Committee. 
  • Successfully sourced, developed, and operated over 10,000 acres of farmland during his tenure at Integrated Ag. 
  • Experienced commercial real estate finance professional closing millions in commercial real estate debt and equity in his career. 
  • Previously COO and co-founder of technology distribution and manufacturing company Primestar LED and Helius Illumination. 
  • Juris Doctorate from Arizona Summit Law School, B.S. from Arizona State University. 

Mr. Frank Mejia - Farm & Development Operations

  • Over 30 years of experience in production, management, and construction of large-scale farming operations. 
  • Mr. Mejia oversees Integrated Ag's  direct farming operations and self-perform development operations. 
  • Senior farm manager for Del Monte Fresh Produce (NYSE: FDP), one of the world's leading vertically integrated producer, marketer, and distributor of fruits and vegetables in U.S., Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. 
  • Experience directly managing growing operations on over ten thousand acres in Arizona, California, Mexico and Central America for Del Monte. 
  • Specializes in building agricultural teams with strong scientific agronomy background focused on soil and water chemistry.
  • Pioneered the direct installation and use of subsurface drip irrigation. 
  • B.S. in Agriculture from Central Arizona College. 

Mr. Michael Timony - Acquisitions and Development

  • Partner, Member of the Executive and Investment Committee. 
  • Managed the acquisition and development of thousands of acres of underutilized farmland in the Southwestern United States. 
  • Oversaw the conversion of flood irrigation to new technologies on over 10,000 acres during his tenure with Integrated Ag. 
  • Experience in real estate investment management as co-founder of MJM Capital, a private investment company. 
  • B.S. Arizona State University.

Mr. Ari Schiff - Crop Sales

  • Partner, Member of Executive and Investment Committee. 
  • Extensive experience in physical commodity sales, operations, and shipping logistics. 
  • Sourced, negotiated and closed one of the largest ever contracts for alfalfa hay export in the United States. 
  • Exported and traded hundred of thousands of tons of alfalfa hay to Dubai, Saudi Arabia, and China for since 2008. 

Mr. Miguel Franco - Farm Management & Head of Agronomy

  • Senior farm manager and head of agronomy at Integrated Ag. 
  • Decades of experience managing large-scale commercial farming operations in the U.S. and Guatemala. 
  • Senior farm manager at Del Monte Fresh Produce (NYSE: FDP) for over a decade. Experience directly growing cantaloupes, alfalfa, honeydews, watermelons, chickpeas, barley, cotton, corn, and sorghum. 
  • Experience complying and growing certified organic produce. 
  • Experienced agronomist specializing in soil microbial analysis and treatment. 
  • B.S. in Agronomy from San Carlos University. 

Mr. Kris Kile - Head of Engineering

  • Mr. Kile has decades of experience in the engineering and construction management directing large-scale commercial, industrial, and government infrastructure projects globally. 
  • Hydrological engineering expert, managed direct hydrological and O&E drilling operations, prepared water sustainability reports and analysis for municipalities, and held senior positions in the construction of municipal water treatment and desalination plants. 
  • Senior manager for CH2M Hill, Damon S. Williams Associates, Aqua Design and Consolidated Water. 
  • Spends spare time on his family farm. 
  • MBA and M.S. in International Management from Thunderbird American School of International Management, B.S. in Mining from Colorado School of Mines.