Craig Wichner

Mr. Wichner directs Farmland LP’s ( investment program, overseeing property acquisitions, leases and sales, and manages the business affairs of VF Holdings and its sponsored funds. A seasoned executive with 25 years of experience building companies and managing his family’s real estate portfolio, Mr. Wichner steers the business strategy for Farmland LP, named a 2014 “World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies” by Fast Company magazine. Mr. Wichner’s previous experience includes being part of the start-up team of Depotech, which developed and currently produces an FDA-approved treatment for metastatic brain cancer (now part of Sigma-Tau Therapeutic), and CEO of Kindmark which developed and sold automated employee charitable contribution programs for Fortune 500 Companies such as GM, EDS and Charles Schwab. Mr. Wichner is also a co-founder and Managing Director of Vitality Farms and serves on the board of BN Ranch, Bill Niman’s successor company to Niman Ranch, Inc. Growing up, Mr. Wichner spent summers on a farm, where he milked cows and tended crops, chickens and horses, wrangled cattle and built two barns. Mr. Wichner received a B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and a minor in Economics from UCSD, earning Provost’s Honors and performing graduate-level research on HIV/AIDS as an undergraduate