Experienced Agribusiness Professionals

AGR Partners was founded in 2012 by partners committed to providing capital ideally suited to the food and agribusiness sector. The principals, all of whom were raised on family farms and agribusinesses, know that investing in agriculture requires a patient, partnership-based approach with company owners and management teams.

AGR’s purpose is to grow leaders and leading companies. Our team is focused on continuous learning and demonstrating the values of integrity, respect, relationship building, and good stewardship.

AGR Partners Team

Ejnar Knudsen

Managing Partner

Daniel Masters


Wesley Sand

Chief Operating Officer

Christine Taylor

Vice President of Finance

Brock Jenkins


Karen Whaley

Vice President of Administration

Patrick Bowe

Vice President of Business Development

Trevor Warren

Vice President

Colin McElroy

Vice President

Sam Mallory


Elizabeth Borba

Executive Assistant

Advisors & Operating Partners

The AGR team has developed and maintains a network of an additional 100+ industry professionals who have extensive expertise across the agricultural sub sectors globally. Advisory Board and Operating Partners listed below.

Sharon Dauk

Advisory Board Member

Duane “Butch” Fischer

Advisory Board Member

Douglas R. Circle

Advisory Board Member

Richard “Dick” Crowder

Advisory Board Member

James Davies

Advisory Board Member

Jeff Nicholson

Operating Partner

Mark Stonacek

Operating Partner

Dave Hoogmoed

Operating Partner

David Berman

Operating Partner