Editor’s Note: Dr. Jim Budzynski is the managing principal of MacroGain Partners, a consulting and investment firm focused on helping agricultural firms develop business strategies and find capital to prepare for the future. He can be reached by email here. Here he writes about the entrance of new investors into the agriculture asset class and the impact that has on the growth of the market.
A friend asked me the other day whether I thought all the outside investment in agriculture had been a good thing for the industry. I have spent many years working with non-ag investors of all stripes who are interested in investing in agriculture. While a number of these investors have been great assets to our industry, many others have been a net negative for agriculture