welcome to our newest board member
Tim Traister has been a long-time friend of Farmshare and joined the board in October. Each semester, he teaches our Farmer Starter students a class on how to access capital and to be credit ready. Tim is the Senior Vice President of Lending at rePlant Capital, a financial services company with a mission to improve farmer profitability and environmental outcomes through financing the transition of farmland to regenerative and organic agriculture. With 20 years of banking and real estate experience, Tim has a passion for helping farmers succeed in growing both healthy food and businesses. Before joining rePlant, he spent 7 years in the Farm Credit system, where he managed a portfolio focused on land financing, small producers and niche farming loans. Tim also serves on the advisory board for the Small Producers Initiative at Texas State University and is a frequent speaker at farming and ranching industry events. Tim is a native Austinite and graduated from Texas A&M University. In his spare time, he manages wildlife and range restoration projects on his family ranch. Welcome, Tim!!
Join Our Board of Directors
We are looking to create a diverse Board of Directors representative of folks who are committed to advancing the mission of Farmshare Austin, who bring a strong equity lens to our organization, who reflect the age, gender, racial, and ethnic diversity that make up Central Texas, and who have professional expertise in fields such as banking, real estate or law.