Steward Retains Rubenstein Public Relations as Agency of Record

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The world's first crowdfarming platform creates a win-win solution for sustainable farmers and investors

Steward, the world’s first crowdfarming platform™, announced it has hired Rubenstein Public Relations ( as its agency of record. The New York-based firm will elevate awareness of how Steward enables people to invest directly in sustainable farms. Rubenstein Public Relations was a natural choice for Steward due to its proven success in building positive reputations for innovative companies in the financial, corporate, and environmental sectors.

Steward offers a variety of investment options, including in a diversified portfolio of farm loans (Steward Farm Trust) and individual farm loans. The company vets each farm, and develops a customized plan with the farmer for the funds they need to grow and operate their business.

“We are proud to represent innovative companies like Steward, because there is nothing more rewarding than promoting clients who embody the positive social and economic change we want to see in our world,” said Richard Rubenstein, President of Rubenstein Public Relations. “We are confident our efforts will not only elevate the company’s value proposition, which ultimately bolsters sustainable and regenerative farming practices nationwide, but also inspire
potential investors to make sustainability the new standard in farming.”

Steward has invested more than $2.2 million in 16 farms to date. They include Fisheye Farms, an urban farm in Detroit; Beiler’s Heritage Acres, a certified organic grain and dairy farm in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; and Iverstine Family Farms, a sustainable pastured livestock farm in Kentwood, Louisiana.

“We chose the iconic firm of Rubenstein Public Relations to represent Steward because of the agency’s impressive track record in generating high-impact media placements for startups,” said Steward CEO Dan Miller. “We also know Rubenstein understands the need to revitalize farm economies, restore native ecosystems, and make fresh food more accessible to everyone. We are thrilled this reputable firm will help reinforce Steward as the definitive leader in enabling direct investment in sustainable farms.”

About Rubenstein Public Relations: Rubenstein Public Relations is a leading full-service agency based in New York that produces high-profile communications campaigns through branding and messaging, media relations, creative and business development services. Our comprehensive strategy, savvy media expertise and proactive approach shapes and markets a brand's core attributes to generate meaningful results for clients. We represent some of the world's most prominent names in the real estate, business, luxury lifestyle, entertainment, technology, healthcare and non-profit sectors. (

About Steward: Steward, the world’s first crowdfarming platformTM, enables people to invest directly in sustainable farms. Through Steward, responsible investors can earn projected returns while transforming agriculture, by equipping sustainable farmers with the capital they need to grow. Steward is part of a broader movement to reconnect with our food and land. Unlike traditional funding methods, Steward’s crowdfarming model creates a healthy yield for both farmers and investors: farmers purchase land and equipment, and investors earn projected returns while making a positive impact. (

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