John R. Farris
John R. Farris is founder and president of LandFund Partners, a farmland investment and management company that provides agricultural investment opportunities to family offices and institutional investors. He has served as an economist at the Center for Economics Research at the Research Triangle Institute and as a senior economics consultant at both the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation. Mr. Farris also served as secretary of the finance and administration cabinet for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. He was appointed chairman of the board of directors of Kentucky Retirement Systems (KRS). Mr. Farris also serves on the board of directors of Kentucky Employers’ Mutual Insurance (KEMI), Green Brick Partners, and Kentucky Technology Inc., and is senior investment adviser to the Centre College Endowment. He studied economics and philosophy at Centre College and received a master’s degree from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.