Date(s) - 10/21/2015
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship presents
Food, Farming, and Double Bottom Line Business
Speaker: Kevin Egolf ‘05
Wednesday, October 21 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | Allbritton 103
Co-sponsored by the Wesleyan Alumni Network
Refreshments will be served
Kevin Egolf turned his passion for sustainable agriculture into a career through utilizing his extensive finance background. Through impact investing he has been able to support, co-found and manage agriculture based ventures. During this workshop, learn more about how Kevin is working to create sustainable farming solutions through social enterprise and how he is taking his passion to a personal level through living a sustainable lifestyle.
Kevin Egolf is an impact investing professional focusing his efforts on socially responsible farmland investing. His passion for sustainable agriculture and extensive finance background naturally led him into the growing impact investing field and towards agriculture. Through Iroquois Valley Farms, a leader in triple bottom line impact farmland investing, and Local Farms Fund, an early stage farmer land access venture in the NY Foodshed, Kevin helps investors achieve financial returns while providing social and environmental benefits alongside the investment gains. As the Managing Director of Business Operations at Iroquois Valley Farms, Kevin was integral in growing the company from six farms when he joined to over 20 and tripling the number of investors. As a Co-Founder and Manager of Local Farms Fund, Kevin is bringing the Iroquois Valley Farms investment model on a small scale to local early stage farmers. Local Farms Fund is opening the doors of private investments to all investors, including non-accredited, following the principles of Slow Money. Outside of impact investing, Kevin supports his sustainable lifestyle through cooking local, seasonal, organic foods purchased through farmer’s markets and from community supported agriculture programs as well as sharing his vermicomposting worms with friends and family. He is also the wrestling coach at Hunter College High School and enjoys running, hiking and traveling. Kevin lives in New York City with his wife, Amy, and daughter, Aurora.