BenedictT PalenJr

BenedictT PalenJr

Co-Owner and Manager, Great Plains Farms, LLC

Currently employed at Great Plains Farms, LLC


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    A pioneer in no-till farming in the Western United States, Benedict T. Palen, Jr., currently serves as co-owner and manager of Great Plains Farms, LLC, in Denver, Colorado. In this capacity, he evaluates, purchases, and operates grazing land and farmland in the Western Great Plains, as well as advising farmland owners and potential investors on possible land purchases. Benedict T. Palen, Jr.’s, career accomplishments also include performing site preparation work for the first American orange grove development by Cutrale Citrus, the world's largest citrus farmer. Mr. Palen holds a bachelor’s degree in history and political science from the University of Kansas and a juris doctor from Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago. A former board member of the University of Kansas Alumni Association, he currently serves as the co-chair of the Honors Program Advisory Board at the University of Kansas. Mr. Palen also supports a number of charitable organizations, including the St. Vincent de Paul Society, the Denver Rescue Mission, and the Salvation Army.



Co-Owner and Manager

At Great Plains Farms, LLC

From January 2010 to Present
•Responsible for evaluation, purchase and operation of farmland and grazing land in the western Great Plains for our family company, and investors (see below). •Advised on irrigation development, gps based land leveling, and operator training, for 50,000 acre sugar cane/ethanol plant development in...
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