Area One Farms has initially closed its fourth farmland private equity fund, securing $120 million.
Joelle Faulkner, the CEO of Area One Farms, has been involved in a recent discussion pertaining to climate change in Canada and its clear indicators. Due to a warming climate, and therefore, longer growing seasons, farmers have found new opportunity that was not at hand in chillier territories. In this piece, we catch a glimpse of the northern edge of the Farm Belt, located in upper Alberta, where farmers are clearing forests to make way for corn and other crops.
“We’re seeing crops grown in places they’ve never grown before.”
See here for the complete article by Jacob Bunge at Wall Street Journal: https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-warming-climate-brings-new-crops-to-frigid-zones-1543168786?mod=hp_lead_pos5
As you may have been aware, our founder and president, Joelle Faulkner, was among five Canadian women welcomed into the Winning Women class of 2018 as presented by EY.
The EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ program not only classifies female entrepreneurs who have shown great potential to scale, but works to further their growth and assists them in making these steps.
“I’ve seen firsthand how valuable this program is to opening doors to women who are already on their way, and helping them find the capital, resources and mentors to propel them further”, shares Tiki Cheung, EY Partner and Canadian EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women program leader.
This photograph was taken at the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National gala on Wednesday, November 28. From left to right: Elyssa, Heather Payne from HackerYou College of Technology, Lauren Haw & Alyssa Furtado from Ratehub Inc., Joelle Faulkner and Tiki Cheung, the program leader.
“I’m honoured to be chosen for the Entrepreneurial Winning Women North America Class of 2018,” says Joelle Faulkner. “The program has produced and fostered some incredible female entrepreneurs and leaders, and I am really looking forward to taking what I learn alongside these accomplished women back to better support Canada’s farmers.”
Read more about the EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women here.
A copy of the press release is available here: Area One Farms’ Press Release.
Joelle Faulkner, the CEO and founder of Area One Farms, is among the few influential female entrepreneurs to be honoured into EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women’s Class of 2018.
The EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women Program is an annual competition and executive leadership program that identifies a select group of high-potential women entrepreneurs whose businesses show real potential to scale. Joelle is humbled to be recognized in a class held to such a high regard.
Joelle’s efforts in bringing Area One Farms to acquiring over $250 million invested has been deeply acknowledged, and she is confident in continuing to successfully bridge the gap between investors and farmers.
Please see here for Joelle Faulkner’s commentary in The Western Producer: https://www.producer.com/2016/09/mr-investor-meet-mr-farmer/