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Philadelphia, PA – May 25, 2017 – John Farris, Founder & President of LandFund Partners, led a 60 minute session titled “Risks & Opportunities in Farmland Investing” at the 70th CFA Institute Annual Conference, held in Philadelphia on May 21-24. The presentation drew a particularly large audience, as U.S. farmland continues to attract sophisticated investors from across the globe.

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“Farmland can play a significant role in many investor portfolios, including meeting social impact goals through strategies such as organic farmland investing,” says John Farris, Founder and President of LandFund, “This conference provided an opportunity to educate investment professionals about the benefits and intricacies of the asset class.”

Other distinguished speakers at the conference included John Bogle, Robert Shiller, Carla Harris and Richard Thaler. The CFA Institute Annual Conference is one of the largest of the year and drew more than 1,800 attendees in Philadelphia. Widely recognized as the highest designation for investment professionals, the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Institute boasts a global community of over 148,000 members who were able to participate via a live stream of the conference and other social media outlets.

About LandFund Partners

LandFund Partners manages over $100 million of farmland in the Mississippi River Valley for its closed-end fund investors (Fund I & Fund II) and direct investment clients. LandFund Partners identifies high-quality farmland at good prices and leases the land to farm operators under the supervision of a professional management team with decades of experience. More information is available online at Press inquiries can be directed to



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