We're rooted in a strong entrepreneurial spirit. This spirit drives our diligent search to cultivate unique opportunities to maximize return on capital.
Our mission is to locate, develop, and manage unique investments in agri-business and sustainable forestry.
Respect - Deliver the level of service to our clients that we would expect to receive
Integrity - Manage all aspects of our operations and client interaction in an honest and upfront manner
Stewardship – Focus on long term appreciation of capital, while cultivating long term relationships with our clients, associates, and the countries and communities we serve
Harvest Capital Group was born out of a personal interest in locating profitable farming ventures in South America that surpassed investment opportunities available in the United States. Scott Oakes, Managing Member, forecasted grain prices & developed a commercial hedge consulting relationship with a Brazilian cooperative starting in 1993. The relationships and knowledge from this venture resulted in the formation of an investment group of friends and family in 1996 that purchased 12,000 acres of virgin “Cerrado” land in northeastern Brazil. The success generated from this investment is the basis for Harvest Capital's investments in Brazil, which at this time totals US$130M.
Harvest Capital Group’s experience provides these key benefits to our clients:
The Best Land for the Best Price – drawing on extensive in-country experience, we identify land that meets our agronomic standards, and negotiate directly with native land owners
Maximum Return – we are fully operational in Brazil, eliminating costly research and development, and we utilize storage and market forecasting to ensure the best commodity prices from both international and local markets.
Please direct all inquiries to:
Harvest Capital Group LLC