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Uncovering the Value of Farmland Investing with Chris Chard of Sower Farmland

Chris Chard is the General Partner and Managing Director of Sower Farmland, a fiduciary farmland investment and management company, executing acquisition and management strategies and has over 25 years of experience in the investment industry. On behalf of the investor clients, he believes that the foundation of the firm's success is built by putting the client's interests first.

"My whole career has been as a sales guy, and when I got out of business school, I started selling in the investment world, and I did this for the last 25 years. The thing I have always enjoyed the most about a sales role is the fulfillment of helping someone with new ideas that they haven’t thought about or incorporated in their portfolios.

I’m personally invested in farmland, have been for decades and it is near and dear to my heart. Just a few years ago I began thinking about the asset class of farmland and the powerful diversification benefits it offers. Farmland is very simple, it’s the green leafy vegetable of the alternative investment world. We buy dirt, and we don't lever it up. We offer an evergreen private fund and separate accounts for larger portfolio sizes. Either way you as the investor own one of the most resilient assets on the planet with both title and deed."

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Chris Chard, Partner & Managing Director

Farmland is an asset with resilience and foundation like no other. The team at Sower believes that as the virtues and benefits of this asset become more well-known, it will increase in popularity. Farmland has a positive correlation with inflation, produces positive cash flow, and is driven by food demand, which makes it a safe-haven asset. Sower Farmland Fund focuses on land ownership to realize these advantages while minimizing exposure to the operating risks of each individual investment.

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