AGR Partners makes strategic investments across the food chain, leveraging our capital to “do good” for our investors and communities. Our efforts are guided by the following core values:
We practice excellent stewardship of our investors’ money, our partners’ trust, and our firm’s reputation. To us, good stewardship can be achieved by picking the best partners with similar values and strategic thinking that focuses on the horizon to ensure a productive, prosperous future for our partner companies and investors.
We strive for exemplary conduct and personal integrity in all our interactions. Our work is guided by a commitment to making ethical decisions that pay dividends both personally and professionally, in the short term and the long term.
The quality of our work is a function of our respect for the many variables and inputs along the food value chain: from the land and sea to the hardworking men and women who produce and process our food, to the complex network of distribution channels that span the globe, and the historical lessons provided by prior generations who have helped build today’s food system.
We value truth over harmony in our communication with each other, the companies in which we invest, and with our capital partners. Partnerships fail not because of what is said, but rather what is left unsaid. We believe that candor is foundational to building productive working relationships.
Our success is rooted in our ability to create constructive, mutually beneficial partnerships with the right people. We are a collaborative hub, building strategic alliances among our investors, portfolio company owners and management teams, and other industry participants to deliver positive, profitable and sustainable results.