Policy Entrepreneurship Fellow
Lauren Manning
Food & Agriculture,
Law & Policy,
Farming & Ranching

Lauren Manning is a Senior Associate at Croatan Institute, where her work focuses on bringing patient, flexible, and non-extractive capital to agriculture. Before Croatan, Lauren was a venture capital investor with food and ag-focused VC firm AgFunder where she spent seven years researching and reporting on agrifoodtech investment. She is also an attorney with a masters in Agricultural and Food Law from the University of Arkansas School of Law where she continues to serve as an adjunct professor of law. She runs a small farm in NW Arkansas producing grass-fed beef, lamb, and goat.