Farmland Partners Inc. has appointed Jennifer Grafton, an experienced business executive, to its Board of Directors. Grafton brings a wealth of legal knowledge and executive leadership to the company and expertise in executive compensation and corporate governance. She currently serves as the Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary of E2open Parent Holdings, Inc., and is an Independent Director for Dakota Gold Corp. Farmland Partners Inc. is an internally managed real estate company that owns and seeks to acquire high-quality North American farmland and makes loans to farmers secured by farm real estate.
Farmland Partners Inc. (NYSE: FPI) has recently announced the appointment of Jennifer Grafton to its Board of Directors, effective March 16, 2023. Grafton is an experienced business executive with expertise in public company Board and executive leadership roles. She is the Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary of E2open Parent Holdings, Inc., a publicly traded supply chain management software provider. Additionally, she is an Independent Director for Dakota Gold Corp., an NYSE-listed gold mining company.
Paul Pittman, FPI’s Executive Chairman, expressed his excitement about adding Grafton to the Board of Directors, stating that she brings a wealth of legal knowledge and executive leadership. He also highlighted Grafton’s expertise in executive compensation, corporate governance, and her understanding of ESG, risk management, and regulatory matters.
Grafton is equally enthusiastic about her new role on the Board of Directors. She sees this as an exciting time to be part of the Farmland Partners team, given the company’s strong performance in 2022 and its commitment to continued success. She takes her role seriously and looks forward to working alongside the rest of the Board to tackle issues and chart a course for the future.
Farmland Partners Inc. is an internally managed real estate company that owns and seeks to acquire high-quality North American farmland and makes loans to farmers secured by farm real estate. As of December 31, 2022, Farmland Partners Inc. owns and manages approximately 196,100 acres in 19 states. In addition, it owns land and buildings for four agriculture equipment dealerships in Ohio leased to Ag-Pro under the John Deere brand. With over 100 tenants and approximately 26 crop types, the company elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust, or REIT, for U.S. federal income tax purposes, commencing with the taxable year ended December 31, 2014.
Grafton’s extensive legal and executive leadership experience makes her a valuable addition to Farmland Partners’ Board of Directors. With her knowledge of ESG, risk management, and regulatory matters, the company is well-positioned to continue its commitment to sustainable and responsible farmland management practices. This appointment further underscores the company’s commitment to strengthening its corporate governance and ensuring FPI’s continued growth and success.
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