US (MN): A tour of Faribault farm's aeroponic method

While the Environmental Protection Agency says a longer growing season helps some crops in some areas, climate change is presenting a host of challenges for farming in the United States.

A NASA study showed climate change could cut corn crop yields by 24% as early as 2030.

While traditional farming is innovating, there's one solution in Faribault that grows 365 days a year, no matter the weather outside. Living Greens Farm may provide just one food security solution in the face of climate change.

One step inside the facilities, and you find that it's just right for growing green. A-frames are filled with plenty of lettuce, and there is no use of pesticides, herbicides, or even soil. Instead, they're using aeroponic farming techniques. If the word's not familiar to you, think of the idea of astronauts growing potatoes in space.

"If we were to take away the soil, the sun, and the wind, how would we grow this in a space that doesn't have that?" director of sales Mai Moua said. "Here in Fairbault, we're able to do that."


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