Ben Maddox

Ben Maddox

Director of Farm Operations

Ben leads the acquisition and management process for AcreTrader’s farmland investments. He is currently an Accredited Farm Manager as well as a Broker licensed in the state of Arkansas. Prior to AcreTrader, he worked as an analyst in international agriculture with Heifer International. His projects covered multiple continents and were focused on supporting farmer cooperatives and agribusinesses. He completed his MBA at the Sam M. Walton College of Business and is a member of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers as well as the Arkansas Cattlemen's Association.

Ben leads the acquisition and management process for AcreTrader’s farmland investments. He is currently an Accredited Farm Manager as well as a Broker licensed in the state of Arkansas. Prior to AcreTrader, he worked as an analyst in international agriculture with Heifer International. His projects covered multiple continents and were focused on supporting farmer cooperatives and agribusinesses. He completed his MBA at the Sam M. Walton College of Business and is a member of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers as well as the Arkansas Cattlemen's Association.

Articles by Ben Maddox


Farmland Investing
Fighting Inflation with Farmland: 5 Things You Need to Know

With its strength as a real asset and historically consistent performance, farmland may be a viable defense against today’s high inflation.

Farmland Investing
Is Farmland a Recession-Proof Investment?

Farmland is an asset class that is well positioned to weather economic turmoil. See how it has historically stood up during recessions.

Farmland Investing
How to Make Money with a Farm

Learn the difference between common farming arrangements such as leasing farmland, crop share agreements, flex leases, and custom farming...

Farming
Farming 101 | Understand Your Farm Investment

For most people, investing in farmland is something they have never considered because it has been difficult without industry expertise. Learn...

Farming
Farm Maps and Documents Every Land Owner Needs

Discover what kind of records and maps of your property you should have ready in order to reduce the stress and time you experience when selling...

Farmland Investing
5 Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your Land

If you are a farmland owner or plan to become one, it is crucially important to know how to avoid most common mistakes landowners make when...