Lindsey Lusher Shute
Lindsey co-founded the National Young Farmers Coalition and led the organization as executive director for 10 years. Lindsey is an owner of Hearty Roots Farm, a diversified vegetable and livestock operation in New York's Hudson Valley. At Young Farmers, Lindsey built a network of 150,000 farmers and activists to support grassroots campaigns on the issues of land affordability, conservation, credit, student loans, and farmer training. She has keynoted conferences across the country.
Ravi is a seasoned executive with a passion to build world class products. Most recently, he was VP of a high profile AI/vision team building AR/MR for virtual production at Arraiy. Earlier, CTO of an early stage peer to peer eCommerce startup at Priarc, principal architect of the industry-leading Java IDE, JBuilder and AppWave, an App Store for virtualized software, creator of the patented App Factories at Borland. He holds a B.S. with concentrations in Electronics and Instrumentation from Annamalai University, India
Finance and Operations
Mike has pursued an eclectic career in agriculture, food, entrepreneurship, and education. He is a first generation farmer, currently starting up a grassfed beef enterprise in Cooperstown, NY. Mike also contributes to land access and business services projects for the National Young Farmers Coalition, and coordinates a farm viability grant program and business planning course for the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources. He holds a B.S. with concentrations in Accounting and Operations Information Management from Georgetown University.
Product Manager - Customer Engagement
Leanna is a farmer turned techie. Before entering the tech world, she farmed for 7 years in Upstate New York. She had her own business, Four Legs Farm, raising sheep, pigs and cows. She holds a B.S. in Forest Engineering from SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry, and an M.S in Information Systems from Cornell University.
We are farmers and technologists who care deeply about the future of food and small farmers.