Michelle Klieger founded Stratagerm Consulting, in 2018, to develop and execute solutions to the challenges that companies, governments, and consumers face. Ms. Klieger combines her unique agricultural experience, education, and passion to tackle business challenges with strategic, market-based solutions.


Farmers, agricultural businesses, consumers, and governments make decisions that maximize their welfare. By understanding the drivers that influence these decisions, Ms. Klieger works with business leaders, non-profit organizations, philanthropic foundations, and governments to achieve the outcomes they want.

Ms. Klieger has presented at workshops, meetings, and conferences in the United States, Asia, and South America. She is the author of The Demise of Free Trade and has been published in dozens of publications. She is the co-host of "The Grower and The Economist" Podcast and is a professor of economics at Bentley University.  


She holds a Masters in Agriculture Economics from Purdue University and an MBA from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.


I work with clients from across the agricultural value chain and around the world who are passionate about understanding and advancing agriculture.

Walton Family Foundation,
  • Philanthropic strategy paper to advance crop diversification systems in Upper Mississippi River Basin

  • Philanthropic strategy paper to explore market opportunities for switching to lower water use agriculture in the Colorado River Basin


Simple Mills, Regenerative Ag Sourcing Strategy
Sustainable Food Lab, Sustainable reference price, and shared risk contract terms for corn and soy
OceanSpray, Cranberry Seed Market Analysis
Seed World Group,
  • Editorial Director of Seed World PRO

  • Seed World PRO Advisor Board Committee Member & Contributor

  • Director of Client Services

Business of Agriculture Success Group, Provide peer group members with expert analysis & advice
Support, Subject matter expert & consultant in the Ag Exporting Countries Consulting firm, working in  Brazil, the United States, and China