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Who's Going to Feed Your World?

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Neighborworks Green Bay

437 South Jackson Street

Green Bay, WI 54301

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Join us for an engaging discussion about the future of agriculture and why it is moving from the field to indoors. Learn about global and local trends and how technology and innovation is driving the sector. Terry will talk about advancements in LED lighting technology which is providing tailored and more energy-efficient lighting options that require less electricity to operate and less cooling of the grow environment to increase cost-effectiveness and sustainability.


Terry Berland-

Terry is a Managing Partner of Kirenaga Partners, a unique early-stage venture capital firm founded on the simple belief that creating the highest value for all stakeholders (not just shareholders) comes from the building of great businesses. It was through Kirenaga’s investment in Violet Defense Group that Terry came to be its Chief Operating Officer, and now serves as its CEO. In this role, Terry manages the two operating companies of Violet Defense Group: Violet Defense, a germ-killing technology company, and Violet Gro, the recently launched agricultural lighting company.

As both a Partner in McKinsey & Company’s Healthcare Practice and having been a member of the Board of Directors of Stamford Health System for nearly a decade, Terry’s understanding of healthcare, and particularly the issues with infections and germ-control, is key to helping shape the way the Violet Defense business moves forward. And given his knowledge of farming (having grown up in central Kansas), combined with direct involvement with several investment opportunities focused on the agricultural space, Terry sees the vast opportunity that lies in indoor agriculture from both an operational standpoint, as well as through his financial services lens. Through Violet Gro, Terry and his team are bringing to market tailored and more energy-efficient lighting options.

Terry earned his MBA in Finance & Strategy from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and his Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from the University of Notre Dame.

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