Clay Mitchell - Waterloo, Iowa

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Clay Mitchell is Co-founder and Managing Director of Fall Line Capital, a Silicon Valley-based private equity firm that buys, improves and manages farmland. Fall Line closed its first fund with $125 million of commitments in the spring of 2013. Since 2000, Mitchell has farmed 3,000 acres of corn and soybeans near Waterloo, Iowa. The Mitchell Farm has been a leader in the use of automation in farming operations and has pioneered quality testing of field operations. Mitchell consults to the largest farm in Russia and Ukraine. He is a graduate of Harvard University with a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering, and of Cornell University with a master’s degree in Crop and Soil Science, where he was a Saltonstall Fellow.

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