Steele Lorenz has spent nearly his entire career empowering farmers to be more profitable on their lands while consuming fewer resources. He joined Farmers Business Network in 2018 to help connect growers to premium markets based on environmental claims from their farms and fields.

Before FBN, Lorenz spent 6 years building MyRain, a social venture focused on distributing efficient irrigation equipment to smallholding farmers in south India that boosted both yields and water security. He has delivered drip irrigation to more than 8,000 farmers since 2012 and the business continues to serve growers in the region today. Lorenz started his career as a digital consultant working at the intersection of retail and emerging technology. 

Lorenz has a BSB in Entrepreneurship and Marketing from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management and an MBA from Berkeley Haas.