We are a small team of problem-solvers, innovators, and experts who have a passion for agriculture, food, and forestry. Our dedicated team has broad experience and knowledge in these sectors, which makes us well-suited to work with agribusinesses, rural communities, and urban markets.

established in 2003

ACDS, LLC was formally established in 2003 as an outgrowth of Agricultural and Community Development Services, Inc. (Founded in 1997). ACDS maintains a robust national and international practice around its core business areas of rural economic development, resource-based industry management, and small and mid-sized business formation. 

ACDS’s principals, Philip Gottwals and Anna Jensen, bring a strong and diverse background to the business as well as extensive experience in all aspects of agribusiness development, planning, and policy.

our team

Phil Gottwals

Anna Jensen

Jimmy Shue