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This season our hosts Adam Dittman, Todd Friedman and Kirk Maag of Stoel Rives’ agribusiness, food, beverage and timber industry group are interviewing respected industry leaders and discussing how they, and their companies, are embracing innovation and capitalizing on new opportunities to move their industries forward in an ever-changing world.

Episode Six: Understanding the Intersection of ESG and the Forest Sector with MaryKate Bullen, Director of Sustainability and ESG of Forest Investment Associates

MaryKate BullenIn the latest installment of the Stoel Rives | Deeply Rooted Podcast, titled Understanding the Intersection of ESG and the Forest Sector, MaryKate Bullen, Director of Sustainability and ESG of Forest Investment Associates, and Adam Dittman discuss perspectives on the role of environmental, social and governance, aka “ESG,” considerations in timber and forest sectors, including:

  • Importance of ESG initiatives in assessing risk and adapting to changing physical and regulatory landscapes.
  • Targeting a positive environmental outcome through impact forestry plans
  • Prioritizing biodiversity in land management
  • Climate impact of carbon removal - thinking beyond carbon offsets

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Episode Five: Exploring Succession and Generational Change with Kevin Adams, Managing Director for The Mountain Group

Kevin AdamsKevin Adams, Principal and Managing Director of The Mountain Group, and Adam Dittman discuss perspectives on the topic of generational dynamics in legacy timber and agribusinesses, including:

  • Strategies to support successful business transfers
  • Bringing outsiders into management of family business
  • Knowing when it is time to sell

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Episode Four: The Financialization of Agriculture with David Muth from Alternative Equity Advisors

David MuthIn the latest installment of the Stoel Rives | Deeply Rooted Podcast, titled The Financialization of Agriculture, hear from David Muth, PhD, managing partner of Alternative Equity Advisors. In a wide ranging conversation with Todd Friedman, Dave shares his perspective on issues including:

  • The thesis for investment in agriculture
  • The pandemic’s effect on operations and valuation
  • Current state of operations and deal flow dynamics
  • Impact of potential tax code changes
  • The effect of sustainability trends on transaction volume and pricing

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Episode Three: Diversity in Agriculture: From its People to its Products with Elin Miller, Founder of UmpquaNut Farm & Umpqua Vineyards

Elin MillerElin Miller, founder and owner of UmpquaNut Farm and Umpqua Vineyards, joins host Kirk Maag to share her perspective on issues including:

  • Diversity within the agriculture industry;
  • Challenges facing Oregon’s vineyard owners;
  • Lessons learned as EPA Regional Administrator; and
  • Service in international agriculture development.

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Episode Two: A Bright Future for Agriculture with Phil Ward, CEO of Oregon Future Farmers of America

Phil WardOregon Future Farmers of America CEO Phil Ward joins Stoel Rives agribusiness partner Kirk Maag to discuss training the next generation of ag industry leaders, bridging the urban/rural divide, and leading state and federal agencies that embrace collaboration with industry and more.

Topics include:

  • Oregon FFA’s Importance to the Future of the Agriculture, Timber and Natural Resource Industries
  • Addressing the Urban-Rural Divide
  • Optimism for the Future of Agriculture

Click here for a full Episode Two guide >>


Episode One: Keeping America Fed with Jeff Huckaby, President & CEO of Grimmway Farms

Jeff HuckabyGrimmway Farms’ President & CEO Jeff Huckaby joins Stoel Rives agribusiness partner Adam Dittman to discuss Grimmway Farms and its rise to becoming a global produce leader and the world’s largest producer of carrots. The two also talk about changes in the farming industry over time and the drastic effects the pandemic and global warming have had on the industry.

Topics include:

  • The Current Landscape of Agriculture in the US
  • Climate Change and the Impact on Water Distribution
  • Supply Chain Challenges
  • Successfully Farming Organic Production at Scale

Click here for a full Episode One guide >>


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The views expressed on this podcast are solely those of the individuals involved, and may not reflect the views of Stoel Rives LLP. Participation in this podcast by any individual is not an endorsement of such person or of any view or opinion expressed.

Key Contributors

Adam H. Dittman
Todd L. Friedman
Kirk B. Maag
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