Mr. Root is the Mountain West Region Head of Farm Management and Due Diligence for
Homestead Capital. Mr. Root was formerly a Senior Vice President for Westchester, a TIAA
subsidiary. He received his BA degree from Brigham Young University and an M.P.P and
M.B.A. from Oregon State University. Mr. Root has 10+ years of professional farm and
agricultural management experience. His experience also includes work as a water rights
consultant for WestWater Research, a leading advisory firm in the water rights industry. Mr.
Root is an Accredited Farm Manager and Accredited Agricultural Consultant.