We invite you to reconnect with the rich heritage of Agriculture

The history of agriculture is that of humankind’s development and progress through the production of food, animal feed, fibers, fuel, and other essential goods by the systematic raising of plants and animals. The knowledge and skill of learning to care for the soil in order to fulfill our essential needs keeps advancing the development of human society, generation after generation.

 

Farmfolio Introduces AG DTours

Our tour partner offers investment research trips and advisory services for private and institutional clients seeking to invest in Latin American agriculture. AG DTours, a division of AGD Consulting, facilitates customized research trips that provide investors with a unique opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge and experience before investing.

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Research Trips

For the investor looking to go the extra mile, AG DTours offers all-inclusive customized agricultural investment research trips to Colombia. With years of research experience within the industry as well as extensive travels throughout Latin America, AGD Tours has the network and practical knowledge needed to design itineraries that provide our clients with first-hand experiences before they invest.

Private/High Net Worth Individuals

We strive to collaborate closely with our clients to understand their individual needs in order to source the right investment opportunity for them within Latin America’s agriculture industry. As private investors ourselves, we understand these important decisions fall squarely on our client’s shoulders. Therefore, we are committed to locating, researching, and structuring through boots-on- the-ground diligence a variety of investment opportunities that are tailored to our client’s unique needs. We understand that a decision to invest in agriculture is a personal one and we want to equip our clients with all of the available tools and information necessary to make the best decisions possible.

Institutional Investors

AG DTours provides sourcing and due diligence services for institutional investors seeking to gain exposure to a real asset class like agriculture. Whether your firm is looking to geographically diversify their exposure to agriculture outside their host nation or be exposed to the excellent upside potential and diverse investment opportunities in Latin America, our firm can assist in a variety of capacities.

EXPERIENCE COLOMBIA

People often talk about Colombia’s bustling cities like Medellin or beautiful colonial sites like Cartagena. However, what about the country’s booming agriculture? Visit Colombia and discover an agricultural powerhouse that thrives off its diverse landscapes and ideal climate for crop production.

This expedition is designed to equip investors with first-hand knowledge of the deliberate and thoughtful food-production practices of Colombian agriculture. Explore local agricultural operations, absorb aspects of the local economy, and interact with seasoned farmers.

Experience the enigmatic country of Colombia as you enjoy incredible beauty and investment potential found at Ganaderia Pietrasanta. Trek the farm’s lush cattle pastures, mature teak forest, and blossoming coconut plantation. Finish the farm expedition with an authentic Colombian lunch. Spend the rest of the five-day excursion soaking up the culture and cuisine, falling in love with the people and the landscape, and experiencing several genuine Colombia cities.

Gain first-hand knowledge about the professional and profitable investment opportunity offered by Farmfolio.

AG DTours Team

Mike DeSa
AGD Consulting's Founder/CEO

Mike DeSa

AGD Consulting's Founder/CEO
Michael DeSa, is an experienced Latin American land owner and farmer, a former Marine Corps Officer of seven years, and a husband and father to four boys. Michael’s technical background (B.S. in Agricultural Engineering from Texas A&M University), years of management and problem solving experience in the Marine Corps, and his extensive travels throughout the region make him uniquely qualified to lead every investment trip and provide expert advisory services for private, HNWI, and institutional investors seeking to diversify into this sector. Michael’s consulting services include but are not limited to sourcing, boots-on-the-ground due diligence, agricultural investment analysis, risk assessment and mitigation, and land management and ownership structuring. Michael and his team strive to match the right investor to the right investment given individual or organizational needs. His degree in Agricultural Engineering from Texas A&M University has proven extraordinarily useful in buying, selling, and managing property in Latin America. Michael is currently a partner in the ownership of an agricultural-based investment in San Rafael, Argentina. Their family’s fully-managed and operational Argentina farm is a mix of alfalfa and thousands of plum and pear trees. They are also conducting feasibility studies on the viability of raising cattle in the near future. Additionally, Michael and his family are co-managers of a nearly self-sufficient farm in Texas, raising a variety of traditional agricultural crops, hydroponic greenhouse produce, bees, and multiple breeds of chickens for eggs and meat. In 2015, Michael designed and executed a 6-month, 6-country investment research trip to Latin America in order to gain first-hand experience about different agricultural practices and financial markets before personally investing in Argentina himself. During a year’s worth of research and boots-on-the ground experience, Michael conducted over 100 unique agricultural site visits in six countries (Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, and Panama); providing him with an invaluable sense of perspective and breadth of knowledge about a variety of asset classes and agricultural practices. Let Michael use his first-hand experience, education, and network of contacts across the region to offer you expert analysis and experience-based advisory services, all designed to showcase Latin American agriculture as a formidable alternative asset class.

Vince Godinich
Agricultural & Strategic Advisor

Vince Godinich

Agricultural & Strategic Advisor
Vince has a unique combination of experience in agriculture, information technology (IT), and the ability to provide practical solutions that affect the bottom line. His agricultural experience spans ownership and management of ventures ranging from hydroponic greenhouses and livestock to international agricultural development in South America . On the IT side, his experience includes former ownership of a rural telephone company and current ownership of a network consulting company. Vince has a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Engineering from Texas A&M, has extensive international travel experience, and served as a Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps. Vince lives on a rural family farm in East Texas with his wife and family.

Constantine Potamianos
Strategist and Advisory Board Member

Constantine Potamianos

Strategist and Advisory Board Member
Constantine Potamianos is an experienced business leader with broad cross-disciplinary, cross-border experience in strategy, legal, finance, operations, marketing, and commercial relationships. Constantine has travelled and operated in many parts of the world, including Central and Latin America. He forged his leadership and management skills through years of military and government service. Constantine founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of two companies as well as served as Chief Strategy Officer, Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel and senior advisor for numerous companies. On the investment side, he previously served as Vice President – Investment Banking of a New York-based merchant banking firm where he negotiated and structured principal investments as well as private equity placements with numerous public and private companies, during which time he also served on the boards of directors of various portfolio companies. Constantine holds a BA, magna cum laude, in economics and international relations, from Georgetown University and subsequently also earned his MBA and his law degree at Georgetown. He was selected into, and graduated from, the Landegger Honors Program in International Business Diplomacy at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, the first person to simultaneously complete the MBA, JD and IBD honors programs.

Contact AG DTours

Call: +1.210.660.8302 – Email: contact@agdtours.com

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  • Please discuss any pre-existing conditions with your Trip Advisor before departure.
  • A passport (valid for at least 6 months beyond your arrival date) is required for US citizens traveling to Colombia.

Private Tours

If you don’t wish to wait until June for the scheduled expedition, AG DTours can arrange for investors to be taken individually or in small groups. Trip logistics and details will be coordinated on a case-by-case basis, but individual or small groups will still enjoy the same level of comfort and expertise as the larger groups. There is an additional charge for private or small groups to cover transportation, accommodations, and consulting fees.