FC Development Corp. drives innovation and growth for The Farmer's Cow brand of companies and delivers new avenues, partnerships, and strategies that create investor and market opportunities while ensuring a bright future for family farms.

Our Ethos

At FC Development Corp, Innovation combines with tradition to create a new generation of growth and opportunity for family farms through new revenue generation, expanded and more efficient product distribution, and the launching of new synergistic business models driving innovative energy generation.

Our commitment is to build and expand the business viability of family farms, believing that this also increases the health and strength of our communities and our economy while delivering investment opportunities and driving an upward trajectory of discovery and innovation.

We believe family farms are integral to the strength and health of our communities, and we are committed to pioneering new horizons for The Farmer's Cow brand of companies while staying true to the roots and foundations of family farming.

We recognize the challenges faced by small family-run farms in a dynamic market landscape, and our mission is to navigate these challenges and turn them into opportunities.

Through strategic partnerships, research, and innovative initiatives, FC Development Corp. diversifies revenue streams, enhances brand visibility, and ensures the long-term viability of our partner farms. We bridge tradition and innovation, ensuring that while we adapt and evolve, we never lose sight of the values and principles that define us and that have made family farms a backbone of our shared heritage throughout our history.

Steven Ayer

A noted author considered a preeminent futurist within the financial management field, Ayer is a Partner and Managing Director in Hightower, one of the largest and highly regarded Registered Investment Advisors in the country

Edwin Molina

Having gained national attention as a “pure multi-industry Entrepreneur” over several decades, as well as being featured for his numerous successes within various media outlets


A Connecticut native and graduate of Eastern Connecticut State University, Lane was an NCAA Lacrosse All-American, having earned numerous national and team titles. 

Mark Princevalle

Mark Princevalle has over twenty-five years of experience in performance driven industries, both private and governmental, and has worked both in the field and in management ensuring projects are successfully


Hayes has a distinguished 16-year career in the food service and restaurant industry and brings unparalleled expertise and a wealth of knowledge to not just the organization’s Calfe & Creamery Group, but also adds tremendous value to the entire Brand 


Sanders is considered one of the nation’s most accomplished marketing and operational infrastructure developers. Her initial start in the marketing world, after working within her family’s restaurants since her teen years in multiple positions, was as a brand manager with Spectrum Brands

Andy Jones

Jones is recognized throughout the highest levels of digital marketing, and social media circles as a multi-talented individual with over 20 years of start-up and build-out experience, serving on the boards of
various companies; 


Ruffin has developed an impressive record of success and expertise in Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Lifecycle (i.e., Customer Brand Loyalty). Previous experience in the industry with
premier engagement companies including CauseForce, The Wonderful Company, Jukin Media, Warner Bros. Digital/DC Comics, 

Dan Garofalo

Garofalo is a Managing Broker & Principal at Reno Properties Group, LLC, located in Newington, Connecticut. He has over 35 years of experience in commercial real estate sales, leasing, and development projects out of Hartford, New Haven, and New London Counties. 

Rick Rubenstein

Rubenstein has an incredibly strong background in the customer-level retail industry and business growth. Rubenstein provides both operational oversight and operational execution to the organization
and serves multiple functions

JEffrey VaughAN SR.

Vaughan was born into a small family print shop started in Santa Monica, California by his parents Tillie and Bud Vaughan in 1953. This early and intense exposure to all aspects of the design and
printing business – provided him with training in both basic and complex technical tasks and operational knowledge, 

 Julie Carter-Brown

With an outstanding background in providing financial clarity, maximizing profits, cash flow dynamics, and overall company productivity – Julie Carter-Brown is recognized as a multi-industry strategist who consistently delivers results in creating systems for optimal cash flow, low overhead, and maximum profit. 


Recognized as a premier food service, national chain, and restaurant industry Marketing & Market Analytics expert, Linhardt has worked with the biggest brands on the globe. Early experience included a decade at Anheuser-Busch as a marketing manager, followed by another decade as the Senior Director of Marketing at McDonald's.