Joelle is a multi-generation Canadian farmer. She is a Rhodes Scholar and Fulbright Scholar and obtained degrees in Engineering, Business, and Law from Western University, Oxford University and Stanford University. She was named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40, Canadian Private Equity Summit Emerging Leader, EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women, and Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women: Future Leaders.
In 2011, Joelle combined her finance expertise with her farming knowledge and founded Area One Farms – which now has $450 million of committed and invested capital, and owns 140,000 acres of farmland in partnership with 28 farm partners in 4 provinces.
Brian and Joelle discuss what life is like for farmers today, the current global climate for farming, why farmers need partners like Area One Farms, and why investors should think about farmland as an asset class for their portfolios.
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