Terra Ag owns and operates over 7,000 acres of almond, pecan and pistachio orchards in California, New Mexico and Arizona. Our mission is to maximize yield while minimizing our footprint to ensure sustainable yet efficient cultivation of permanent crops. We employ modern farming technology together with proven farming practices to increase our productivity across our almond, pecan and pistachio orchards. Our core values are key to our company fabric and help guide the way we operate every day.
Our Core Values
Our core values help define our farming practices and are critical to how we operate:
We combine our agricultural expertise with data to ensure the success of our farms. From soil and water data to historical production, data helps inform every key decision we make.
Value Add and Focused
Because of our deep understanding of our core crops and geographies, we often find value where others may not. We prefer to dive deep rather than be broad and unfocused.
Although we want to maximize production, we understand this goal doesn’t need to come at the expense of environmentally sound farming practices. We focus on both.
Nav Athwal is a managing partner of Terra Ag Ventures, LLC. Nav is an experienced farm manager and operator with experience in permanent crops in California, Arizona, and New Mexico. Nav is also a licensed attorney with a focus on real estate, land use, and water law and a licensed CA real estate broker. Nav has underwritten over $1B of farmland assets and has also served as a consultant for institutional investors in Ag.
Karen Athwal is a managing partner and Head of Operations at Terra Ag Ventures, LLC. Karen has a background in asset management, finance, operations, and compliance. She previously worked for the Wealth and Asset Management arms of large banks including Charles Schwab and First Republic Bank. Karen also previously worked as a strategic advisor and policy aide to elected officials in California. She has a Master’s of Science in Investment Management from St. Mary’s College.