About AgriCapture

Welcome To The Climate-Concious Era

At AgriCapture, we believe there is a market solution to climate change. Our team provides end-to-end guidance for landowners and climate-conscious corporations looking for sustainable solutions. AgriCapture helps grow profitability by advancing climate-friendly practices throughout the food supply chain.

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Meet Our Team

We are a team of environmental economists who recognize the incredible opportunity beneath our feet. Our agriculture experts understand the complex science behind regenerative and sustainable land management.

John R. Farris

Founder and CEO

Mr. Farris received a full-tuition fellowship to study economics and finance at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, where he was awarded a Master’s Degree. Before attending Princeton, Mr. Farris studied economics and philosophy at Centre College from which he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. He served as an economist at the Center for Economics Research at the Research Triangle Institute, as well as a senior economics consultant with both the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation. From 2006 to 2007, Mr. Farris served as Secretary of the Finance and Administration Cabinet for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Mr. Farris serves on the Board of Directors for Kentucky Technology Inc and is past chair of the Kentucky Retirement Systems (KRS) Investment Committee. Mr. Farris also serves on the Board of Trustees at Centre College and Sayre School.

Clara Purk

VP of Operations

Ms. Purk received a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations Global Business with an emphasis in Global Finance from the University of Southern California. She received a Master of Business Administration with emphases in Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. With experience in sustainability, food and regenerative agriculture and six years as a management consultant at Accenture, Purk is uniquely positioned to expand AgriCapture’s sales approach for Climate-Friendly agricultural products. By working closely with marketing and business development initiatives, Purk will further establish the market demand for Climate-Friendly products.

Education:
University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Master of Business Administration (Concentrations in Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management

University of Southern California
Bachelor of Arts in International Relations Global Business (Emphasis in International Finance)

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Tyler Hull

Director of Strategy

Mr. Hull studied Finance at The University of Texas at Austin and comes from years of experience at private equity firms focused on technology and real estate. Most recently, Mr. Hull was an Investment Associate at LandFund Partners, where he worked with farmers to develop pilot projects to monitor the effects of regenerative agricultural practices on soil health as well as the economic impacts on farmers and landowners.

Education:
The University of Texas at Austin

Personal or Professional Awards:
Series 65 Licensed Investment Advisor

Kurtis Eisenhuth

GIS Manager

Mr. Eisenhuth received a Bachelor of Science in Geographic Information Analysis from Austin Peay State University. Eisenhuth is currently completing a Master of Science in Geographic Information Science and Technology from the University of Southern California. Eisenhuth’s previous GIS experience in collecting and analyzing spatial data for maps and collecting vegetation data to assess terrain, habitat and environmental conditions will support AgriCapture’s ability to monitor, report and verify regenerative farming practices.

Education:
University of Southern California
Master of Science, Geographic Information Science and Technology

Austin Peay State University
Bachelor of Science, Geosciences, Geographic Information Analysis

Emma Koeze

Business Development Manager

Ms. Koeze received a Master of Science in Global Business & Sustainability from the Rotterdam School of Business in the Netherlands. With previous experience establishing strategic business relationships in the renewable energy industry and working as a regenerative farm manager, Koeze will continue building AgriCapture’s partnerships with farmers and landowners. Koeze will additionally build corporate relationships with carbon credit and agricultural product buyers to help farmers explore new market opportunities for their products.

Education:
Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
Master of Science in Global Business & Sustainability
Bachelor of Science in International Business

Melissa Schoppen

People Operations Manager

Ms. Schoppen received her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Point Park University. With four years of experience in Operations and Human Resources leadership at a high-growth startup, Melissa’s expertise will support AgriCapture as a rapidly growing team. As the People Operations Manager, Melissa will lead and execute critical HR processes including talent acquisition and development strategies, benefits administration, and new employee training. Her expertise will enhance AgriCapture’s employee experience by boosting team morale, company culture and productivity.

Education:
Point Park University
Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice

John Harnice

John Harnice

Field Data Manager

Mr. Harnice received his Bachelor of Science in Finance from Butler University. As a Farm Management Associate at LandFund Partners, Mr. Harnice assisted in the development of “pilot projects” to test regenerative agriculture practices on row crop farmland.

Education:
Butler University

Hannah Decker

Senior Agronomist

Ms. Decker received a Bachelor of Science in Plant and Soil Science from Texas Tech University where she conducted research projects on cotton systems. She holds a Master of Science in Crop, Soil and Environmental Science from Auburn University where her focus as a graduate research assistant was on soil health, cover crops, and sustainable agriculture practices. Decker joins AgriCapture to offer agronomic advising to farmers based on farm productivity, sustainability, and greenhouse gas impacts.

Education:
Auburn University
Master of Science in Crop, Soil, and Environmental Science

Texas Tech University
Bachelor of Science in Plant and Soil Science

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Megan Garvey

Marketing Coordinator

Ms. Garvey received her Bachelor of Business Administration from Belmont University where she was awarded the Outstanding Achievement in Management Award from the College of Business. Megan was also inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honors Society which recognizes academic excellence for students holding leadership positions.

Education:
Belmont University
Bachelor of Business Administration in Management

Personal or Professional Awards:
Jay P. Sellick Outstanding Achievement in Management Award from Belmont University
Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honors Society Member

Lincoln Day

Grasslands Manager

Mr. Day received his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Economics with a minor in Agribusiness Management from the University of Kentucky. With previous experience building companies in the agricultural manufacturing and technology space, Day will develop AgriCapture’s grasslands projects. Day will work alongside GIS and Data Analysts on the AgriCapture team to assess environmental and financial opportunities on potential grasslands project acreage. These projects will create revenue opportunities for grassland and ranchland landowners by identifying conservation practices aimed at GHG emissions reductions and carbon credit generation.

Education:
University of Kentucky
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Economics / Minor in Agribusiness Management

Kun-Yuan Lee

GIS Analyst

Mr. Lee holds a Master of Science in Geological & Earth Sciences and a Master of Arts in Geography Information Science & Remote Sending from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. As a Graduate Research Associate, Lee created web mapping applications and developed automation scripts to efficiently process large amounts of spatial data. Lee will support AgriCapture’s use of data to monitor, report, and verify on-farm activity across the full project portfolio to generate carbon credits and Climate-Friendly crop premiums.

Education:
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Master of Science in Geological & Earth Sciences
Master of Arts in Geography Information Science & Remote Sensing

Chad Williams

Field Data Analyst

Mr. Williams received his Bachelor of Science in Agronomic Business and Marketing from Purdue University. Chad’s experience in the agriculture industry will reinforce AgriCapture’s data-driven offerings. As a Crop Inspector, Chad inspected plant varieties and created detailed reports for seed producers. More recently as a Research Associate at a seed production company, he organized and conducted field-level experiments. As a Field Data Analyst at AgriCapture, he will support the team in collecting and analyzing farm information needed to generate carbon credits and Climate-Friendly certifications of agricultural commodities.

Education:
Purdue University
Bachelor of Science in Agronomic Business & Marketing

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G.H. “Kam” Kronenberg III

Strategic Advisor

Mr. Kronenberg is the founder and managing partner of Downstream Investments LLC. Downstream is a private investment firm specializing in strategic investments, leveraged acquisitions, recapitalizations of well-established companies and real estate investment opportunities. Mr. Kronenberg is responsible for all aspects of acquisition and management of the partnership assets and portfolio companies. Mr. Kronenberg has extensive corporate finance, principal investing, strategy, and business management experience across multiple industries including: automotive, consumer debt, construction, consumer products, equipment leasing, energy, medical technology, real estate, professional sports franchising, and financial services. He is focused on the growth and support of AgriCapture as one of his portfolio companies.
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