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Michael S.


Berkeley, CA

Member since:

November 14, 2013

Why are you interested in joing this group?

I want to connect with other complementary people who want think about, build and implement solutions for the agriculture industry. I believe this is an incredibly interesting time to be involved in agriculture as huge shifts occur in demand and resource constraints. Solutions will come in many forms such as technology development and deployment, technology transfer, crop selection, repositioning of land and vertical disruption. My background is in finance and startups and I have spent my entire career studying and working in food systems.

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What is your background or profession?

Started my career covering the food industry as an equity research analyst. Went back to grad school (MBA/MEM) to study environmental finance as it applies to the agriculture industry. Co-founded a biochar development company that formulates and sells soil amendments to home gardeners, horticulturalists and specialty ag growers. Currently doing environmental strategy consulting for a large diversified and integrated grower/processor in the Central Valley.


Co-founded a biochar development company in grad school (MBA/MEM) and now work for a large diversified and integrated grower/processor in the Central Valley. My work/focuses on environmental strategy and technology integration in the ag industry.

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