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Netled and Vertigo Farms complete first entirely remote deal

"We want to open up new possibilities for cosmetic and pharma products"

Netled has completed its first entirely remote deal and delivery of Vera vertical farming technology to its Poland-based partner, Vertigo Farms. The deal with Vertigo is of particular significance for two key reasons. Firstly, the project has taken place entirely remotely from signing the deal, assessing…

Water treatment system eliminates excess sodium in irrigation water

Implementation of the Water Framework Directive in 2018 imposed limits to Dutch growers for discharging drain water into sewers and surface water. But, as the amount of sodium will build up, constant recirculation of irrigation water is simply not an option. An issue that is also increasingly occurring…

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Israel-UAE agriculture and water conference: "Desert agriculture can be the answer to food security"

As climate change continues to impact agriculture worldwide, a conference aimed at advancing technological cooperation in agriculture and water was held in Tel Aviv this week with senior government representatives from Israel and Africa along with investors from the United Arab Emirates and Israeli…

AmplifiedAg introduces indoor farm platform

AmplifiedAg introduces its indoor farming platform which includes vertical farms, hydroponic systems, and its proprietary operating system with seed-to-sale SaaS-based technologies.  But the heartbeat of the operation is AmplifiedAg's proprietary Operating System that features industry traceability which tracks…

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Ontario vertical farm startup joins global market

Carina Biacchi is no stranger to business. With a bachelors and postgrads in business administration, she has worked in several different sectors, from NGOs to massive corporations. “I’ve mostly worked in sales and marketing” Carina states. “And I have entrepreneurship in my DNA. My parents were…

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Sustainable vertical farming offers food for thought in a changing world

There is a vegetable farm, but not just any farm; it is a vertical farm. There is no tractor. There is no farmer in dusty overalls, no barn cat or even a barn. There is no sky, no field; only a warehouse with rack upon towering rack, each level boasting a bounty of growing vegetables lit by banks of…

CubicFarm systems appoints former microsoft GM new chief technology officer

CubicFarm Systems, a local chain agricultural technology company, announced today that Edoardo De Martin has joined its senior leadership team as Chief Technology Officer. Prior to joining CubicFarms, De Martin spent 10 years at Microsoft working in various roles including General Manager of the…

Fresh Impact Farms awarded Arlington's first agriculture grant

Arlington County received its first-ever agriculture fund grant from the state, money that will go to Fresh Impact Farms, an Arlington-based company that plans to double production at its indoor growing facility.Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Monday that he had awarded an Agriculture and Forestry…

DesignLights Consortium releases second draft of update to technical requirements for horticultural lighting

The DesignLights Consortium (DLC) today released the second draft of updated Technical Requirements for Horticultural Lighting (Version 2.1). Scheduled to take effect on July 1, the proposed changes would establish Qualified Products List (QPL) eligibility for three additional product types. Comments on…

Joint greenhouse service venture hires two specialists

"We want to unburden global horticulture entrepreneurs"

Hortilogics B.V., the recently launched joint venture between Berg Hortimotive, Koat, HortiKey and Crux Agribotics, lives up to its ambitions to become the world's Full Service Partner for integrated internal logistics in greenhouses and packing halls. With the appointment of Marcel van Steekelenburg and…

WorldWide Local Salads introduces Joe Swartz as an advisory board member

WorldWide Local Salads, a Cornwall-based vertical farming operation, introduces Joe Swartz to its advisory board. “We invited Joe Swartz to join the advisory board as we are a commercial growing company and wanted commercial growers on board. We have known Joe for many years and both Dunling & Swartz…

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UAE: Hamriya free zone signs investment agreement with vertical farm

The Hamriyah Free Zone Authority has just added another company  to its global base of investors after signing an investment agreement with Al Aliyo Hydrofarms, the hydroponic fodder farming industry, at Gulfood 2021. The company will be based in the Sharjah Food Park where it will rent two warehouses extending…

Artemis announces team expansion in Quebec

To bolster its growing presence in Canada, Artemis has added a Client Success Manager and Business Development Representative in Quebec. The two new additions add more than a decade of experience to the Artemis team and expands the team’s ability to support their growing customer base in Canada.  Artemis is…

Kalera welcomes Maria Sastre to board of directors

Vertical farming company Kalera, one of the fastest-growing and largest companies in the world and a leader in plant science for producing high-quality produce in controlled environments, today announced the appointment of Maria Sastre to its Board of Directors. "A seasoned executive with experience in…

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US vertical farm acquires seed development company to unlock the "power of the seed"

Kalera, a vertical farming company today announced the acquisition of Vindara Inc., a company that develops seeds specifically designed for use in vertical indoor farm environments as well as other controlled environment agriculture (CEA) farming methods. Vindara, based in Research Triangle, NC, uses…

Infarm ushers in new era of cloud-based vertical farming

Scalable, sustainable, stable and global farming network

Infarm, the world's fastest growing urban farming company, that is already present in 10 countries, 30 cities and thousands of stores, continues to realize its vision of a global, connected, sustainable and highly efficient farming ecosystem.Infarm's goals include driving innovation in the $3 trillion…

Foundation Farms

Foundation farms joins forces with Econic to deploy indoor farming tech

"This arrangement will multiply our growth potentials"

Foundation Farms are pleased to announce that their respective subsidiaries, Foundation Farms (GMEV subsidiary) and Econic (ZAAG subsidiary) have verbally agreed to collaborate in the manufacturing and deployment of their respective indoor farming technologies. Econic, owner of a 15,000 square foot…

Agriculture organisation UN reinforces partnership with international atomic energy agency

For more than 57 years, the partnership between the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and IAEA has contributed to addressing global challenges, including food insecurity, climate change, animal/zoonotic diseases and, most recently, the COVID-19 pandemic. The IAEA and FAO…

US (CO): James H. Dennedy appointed as President and COO of urban-gro

urban-gro has appointed James H. Dennedy as President and Chief Operating Officer. “We are incredibly pleased to have Jim join our executive management team as President and COO. Since serving on our Board since August 2018, he has consistently provided sound financial and operational counsel. As we…

New indoor farm CMO shares why he moved from sportswear to AgTech

James Woolard spent the last 14 years at Reebok, heading up everything from regional Sports Marketing and Brand to Global Marketing for the brand’s Running and Style units. However, James felt that he needed a change: a new challenge, a new industry, a new way to make an impact. His search brought him to…

High-capacity, large-scale growing center information sheet

Infarm's growing centers integrate Infarm’s advanced cloud platform for sustainable farming, with automated mechanical hardware to offer a high-yield, high-capacity, urban farming. Filled with modular farming units, they want to bring fresh food production at scale, right to the cities and communities…

Netled

Finnish vertical farm launches its first farm in North America

Netled and Rambridge Wholesale Supply have entered into a key strategic partnership that will bring Vera vertical farming technology to the North American market for the first time. In May 2021, Rambridge will take delivery of the Vera Compact vertical farming system, which will also become Netled’s…

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CAN: Local produce options expand with vertically farmed greens

Over the years, the local food movement has grown from a handful of agriculture advocates touting the importance of supporting local farmers to a large-scale demand for everything from meat to chocolate that’s been produced and, when possible, grown here in Alberta.  Yet, as one looks outside at our February…

Lighting company bolsters North-American team with horticulture experience

Fluence by OSRAM (Fluence), a leading global provider of energy-efficient LED lighting solutions for commercial cannabis and food production, today announced that Saman Soltaninejad, Ashley Veach, Brad Susko, Sara Bovorn and Adam Edwards joined the company’s North American team. Following the company’s…

Fomo Corp. acquires assets of Independence LED lighting

Fomo corp., has acquired the assets of Independence LED Lighting, LLC (“ILED”) for 250,000 restricted Series B Preferred shares valued at $2.5 million. As part of the…

US (CO): urban-gro closes $62 million public offering

urban-gro has closed its previously announced public offering of 6,210,000 shares of the Company’s common stock at a public offering price of $10.00 per share, which includes 810,000 shares sold upon full exercise of the underwriter’s option to purchase additional shares. The gross proceeds from the…

US lettuce grower appoints former congressman as new member of advisory board

Living Greens Farm (LGF), the largest vertical, indoor aeroponic farm in the U.S. that provides year-round fresh salads, salad kits, microgreens and herbs, has announced that Joe Donnelly, former congressman and senator from Indiana, has joined LGF’s Advisory Board, effective January 2021. In his new…

Agtech company partners with agri-investors to democratize urban agriculture financing

The two companies will work together to accelerate the urban farming and controlled environment agriculture (CEA) industry across the country by offering new entrepreneurs a more accessible way to raise capital for small-scale or pilot facilities. Research has shown that urban agriculture provides a…

Lighting supplier cultivates Growfoam partnership to aid plant performance

Light Science Technologies (LST), a UK AgriTech company, has partnered with Dutch company Foamplant to harness its pioneering Growfoam product to collate plant performance…

Ontario's fruit and vegetable growers re-elect chair and vice chair

Grape grower Bill George Jr. has been elected to a third one-year term as Chair of the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association (OFVGA). Apple grower Charles Stevens was re-elected as Vice Chair. Both George and Stevens first assumed their respective roles in 2019 and were re-elected at the OFVGA…

$20M urban agriculture and food investment fund launched

TPP Capital Holdings (TPP), a Philadelphia based, Black-led social impact private equity fund manager and urban healthcare and real estate development firm dedicated to…

US Biotech innovator hires new chief financial and business officer

iBio, a biotech innovator and biologics contract manufacturing organization, today announced the appointment of Robert M. Lutz as its Chief Financial & Business Officer…

Estonian growing systems provider raises $3.5 million investment from Saudi Arabian university

Natufia, a Talinn, Estonia-based manufacturer of smart indoor food growing systems, announced the completion of a $3.5 million capital investment round. The money was raised from investors led by the Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), through their venture capital…

Dutch horticulture supplier hires new CEO

As from 1st April 2021, Pascal Piepers will join Ridder as its new CEO, putting him at the helm of the international supplier in controlled-environment agriculture.  Pascal Piepers (40) will bring with him extensive knowledge and experience from previous management and executive positions. Over the past five…

Microfarm expands to Virginia, creating new jobs

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced that Babylon Micro-Farms, a Virginia-based company that develops and produces remotely controlled, indoor hydroponic systems for growing fresh herbs, vegetables, and salad greens, will invest $140,000 to expand operations and relocate to the City of Richmond.…

US vertical farm adds new member to leadership team

AeroFarms’ executive team has welcomed Dane Almassy as VP of sales. Almassy will help drive further retail expansion to meet increasing consumer demand for the indoor…

CAN: How to off-set higher labour operating costs

Let’s start with the good news first: total sales from Canada’s greenhouse fruit and vegetable sector increased by 5.0% to $1.6 billion in 2019, continuing a trend of increases that began in 2013. The leading provinces were Ontario at (65.0%), followed by British Columbia (19.2%), Quebec (9.3%) and…

High-tech lettuce crop donated to Australian charities

A lettuce crop grown in a cutting edge vertical farming facility at TAFE Queensland's Toowoomba campus has been harvested and donated to charities in need. TAFE Queensland allowed family-run business Yalara Hydrogardens access to the Grow Pod to trial germination, production and promote protected…

Agritecture announces partnership with crowdsourcing platform

Accelerating the urban farming and CEA industry

Agritecture, LLC, an urban farming consulting and digital services firm, announced it has partnered with Harvest Returns, an agriculture investing platform. The two companies…

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Recycling solar energy for indoor farming use

New patented technology that recycles renewable energy is ready to revolutionize CEA (Controlled Environment Agriculture) and make indoor farming both more profitable and more attainable in remote rural areas. This upgrade in solar technology offers benefits for farmers, consumers, businesses,…

Canadian breaks World Record by eating three Carolina reapers in under 10 seconds

A Canadian with a love for spicy food broke a Guinness World Record by eating three Carolina reaper chili peppers in under 10 seconds. A video was shared of Mike Jack…

Studying invasive species in phytotron research chambers

Invasive species threaten waterways, wildlife and native plants throughout North America. Biologists at McGill University in Montreal are examining the characteristics of these invaders to gain a better understanding of their impact on ecosystems. It’s one of several projects researchers have conducted…

UK agtech lighting specialist grows with three new appointments

Light Science Technologies (LST), one of the UK’s leading AgriTech specialists, has further strengthened its team by appointing three new members of staff to drive the delivery of the company’s ambitious growth plans.  The expansion is in response to meet increasing UK demand for the Derby-based firm’s ground-breaking…

Will vertical farming shape post-pandemic food supply chain?

Babylon micro-farms is an indoor hydroponic farm that designs low-cost micro-farms in order to bring hydroponic to the general public. Alexander Olesen, Co-Founder of the company explains his mission. "We became determined to develop a technology-based solution reducing the cost, complexity, and…

US company raises 10$ for consumer-grade indoor farm system

Bethesda, Maryland-based indoor farming company Gardyn announced today it is raising a $10 million Series A round led by JAB Holding Company. According to a press release sent to The Spoon, the non-controlling investment, when finalized, will bring Gardyn’s total funding to date to $15 million.  The new funds…

Ag-tech company orders first vertical farm installation

Foundation Farms today announced that they have issued a purchase order for the supply and installation of vertical farm equipment package for the Company's Red Deer location. ZipGrow Inc., will supply Foundation Farms with its hydroponic plant production system. Installation and commissioning will be…

Chinese property developer launches green community project farm in Hong Kong

The year 2021 marks the 50th Anniversary of Sino Group commemorating its effort in community-building and dedication to building a more sustainable society. Sino Group today presents Farm Together – an integrated green community project that promotes urban farming and brings the community closer to…

US AgTech company adds experienced controlled environment farmer as innovation specialist

AEssenseGrows, an AgTech company specializing in precision automated aeroponic platforms for consistent high-yield plant production, announced today that Jim Garza, a 4th generation farmer from Texas, with wide experience in Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA), public service, and plant physiology,…

Want to bathe in fresh vegetables?

Would you take a bath in a giant hotpot with real vegetables in it? A Chinese hotpot spa will let you bath in fresh vegetables. Spicy peppers, dates, radish could be all around you. Sit down in a bath of milk, why don't you? Click here to watch your options. 

UK firm set to harvest major vertical farming deals in the Middle East

London-based controlled-environment agriculture firm Vertical Future is set to announce major deals in the next month, which will make the Middle East its largest market. The company currently grows produce for over 100 London-based restaurants and thousands of UK homes. Vertical Future will deploy its…

US vertical farm hires new chief technology officer

Bowery Farming, a U.S. vertical farming company, has appointed Injong Rhee as Chief Technology Officer (CTO), reporting to CEO and Founder Irving Fain. In this new role, Injong is responsible for accelerating the integration of proprietary smart farming technology across Bowery’s network of farms,…

"The company that is taking vertical growth literally"

Affinor Growers Inc. is an ag-tech company engaged in acquiring, patenting, and commercializing various agriculture technologies. Its focus is on vertical farming technology…

Fifth Season expands partnership with Giant Eagle

Pittsburgh vertical farm expands partnership with retail chain

Fifth Season, a vertical- and robotic-farming headquartered in Pittsburgh, today announced a significant expansion of its distribution partnership with Giant Eagle Inc., one of the nation's largest food retailers and distributors with approximately $9.2 billion in annual sales. "We are committed to…

Fresh Publishers turns 25

A room in the attic and a plan to publish a book for the Dutch fruit and vegetable trading sector. That's how, on 1 February 1996, Boekhout Publishers' adventure began. Yesterday, the company celebrated its 25th anniversary. The group's name has since changed to the more international, Fresh Publishers. Fresh Publishers publishes 15…

LED provider adds horticulture specialists to team

Fluence by Osram, a provider of LED lighting solutions for commercial cannabis and agriculture production, today announced that Peter Hendrix, Dennis Raadschelders and André Lagareiro joined the company’s team in Europe, the Middle East and Afrika (EMEA). "After expanding Fluence’s footprint into the…

US indoor farm hires new chief technology officer with AI experience

One goal of high-tech indoor farming startup Bowery Farming is to use artificial intelligence and machine learning to enhance its crop yields and reduce costs. So the…

Growing greens and sales in Malaysia

One of the trends that has picked up during the pandemic is, perhaps, an interest in urban farming. As consumers found it a little more difficult to get certain food items at the grocers – and also with time on their hands as they stayed home – they started looking into possibly growing their own food.…

New online academic research library launched

Understanding the importance of how sharing knowledge has a positive impact in the research community, one of the objectives for Conviron while working on a new an improved website was to provide the plant science community with a reference library of academic publications related to the use of plant…

Light company LumiGrow has ceased operations

The lighting company LumiGrow has ceased operations and is now out of business.  LumiGrow was a company focused on LED lights, and it hit the headlines at the beginning of 2020 for the purple glow that illuminated the sky over Navajo County, Arizona, which was coming from a cannabis greenhouse where LumiGrow…

Dutch greenhouse supplier partners with Dubai agricultural entrepreneur

Longtime agricultural entrepreneur Greenbridge, headquartered in Dubai, has been an active family-owned agribusiness for decades in the Middle East region. As a supplier of…

UK seed treatment company celebrates 150th anniversary

Before there was Albert Heijn, Philips, or Unilever, there was Germain’s Fruit and Produce Company—a business that has adapted and persevered to celebrate its milestone 150th anniversary in 2021. Although the company now known as Germains Seed Technology has changed considerably since it was founded by…

Vertical farming operation partners with European software providers

Yasai is proud to announce an industrial partnership across borders between European technology & thought leaders in the field of vertical farming. Yasai is now collaborating…

Urban home for high tech horticulture in Australia

RMCG has kicked off 2021 with a new project for the Australian horticulture industry, which aims to assess the potential of emerging production technology and its application in the urban landscape.Vertical farms, aquaponics, floating farms – these are just some of the many possibilities of high…

Robert Wilson steps down as Bridge Greenhouses Managing Director

UK Glasshouse, Renewable Energy & Vertical Farming specialists Bridge Greenhouses have announced that Robert Wilson has stepped down from his position of Managing Director from 1st January 2021. Robert has been with Bridge for over 25 years, and Managing Director for the last 6 of those. Robert will…

US LED provider hires new chief product officer

Fluence by OSRAM, a provider of energy-efficient LED lighting solutions for commercial cannabis and agriculture production, announced the appointment of Jordon Musser to chief…

"Demand for sustainable local food has never been greater"

US farm leases warehouse to start vertical farming

Foundation Farms, a subsidiary of GME Innotainment, today announced that the Company has obtained a lease agreement to lease out 2,000 square feet of a 15,000 square foot…

GrowGeneration

US (CO): GrowGeneration expands to Seattle and Tacoma

GrowGeneration has acquired Indoor Garden & Lighting, a two-store chain of hydroponic equipment and indoor gardening supply stores serving the Seattle and Tacoma, Washington area. The Company will be consolidating its current Seattle operation into the acquired stores. This acquisition brings the total…

Lighting expert joins indoor farming engineering company

Further industry-leading expertise has been added to the CambridgeHOK team with the appointment of horticulture tech consultant Steve Edwards as Indoor Farming & Research…

GrowGroup IFS is building the world's largest indoor farm in Abu Dhabi:

"We continue to support the client after turnkey delivery with various monitoring systems"

GrowGroup IFS is building the world's largest indoor farm in Abu Dhabi. Part of this total and unique concept is the support provided to the client with the operation of the indoor farm after the turnkey delivery. This service is provided by GaaS Wageningen, who supports the head growers, monitors all…

"Our goal is donating 1-million servings of fresh produce"

US (TX): Mobile agriculture system expands operation

Last year during the pandemic, Big Tex Urban Farms harvested and donated 26,000 pounds of food. That equates to more than 295,000 servings. This year they increased their grow capacity with the addition of 'Growzilla'. "Growzilla is a shipping container farm," Drew Demler, Director of Horticulture…

"we celebrate diversity to solve the world food challenge"

NZ: agri-tech company drives sustainability agenda

"WayBeyond’s vision is to transform the agricultural industry". This is a declaration of intent and to give this intent focus and leadership, Kylie Horomia has been appointed into a new role as Head of Industry Transformation. Ms. Horomia holds a Masters in International Communications, 20 years in…

Agtech startup joins the world economic forum's community

Ÿnsect, company in natural insect protein and fertilizer production, announces today that it joins the World Economic Forum’s Global Innovators Community as the first French…

US (TX): FarmVisionAI, former Illumitex, is now out of business

The LED company Illumitex, which recently shifted its focus to AI-driven visualization and augmented intelligence for CEA, is now out of business. Back at the beginning of 2020, the company announced the formation of FarmVisionAI, terminating all the company’s LED operations to accelerate the new…

Lighting company unites all European dependances under one name

BLV Licht- und Vakuumtechnik GmbH, a manufacturer of specialist lighting solutions, has announced that it will change its name to Ushio Germany GmbH, on 1 February 2021. Since…

US (OH): Doug Laubenstein joins AgriNomix

AgriNomix is committed to providing clients with exceptional customer service. "To further augment this commitment, we are pleased to announce the hiring of Doug Laubenstein as our Strategic Business Development Leader," Agrinomix team explains. "Laubenstein is the primary contact for new clients seeking…

Affinor Growers announces Lease Agreement and Unit Private Placement

Affinor Growers announces that it has entered into a lease agreement  with Nick Brusatore (“Mr. Brusatore”) dated January 21, 2021, pursuant to which the Company has agreed to lease…

New technology for pesticide-free crops launched

Terra Vera has launched solutions to replace conventional pesticides and increase product safety and consumer confidence within the agriculture industry. Using patented technologies compliant with EPA regulations, Terra Vera offers producers a safe, effective, and sustainable approach to rid crops of…

Signify CEO eyes $2B agricultural lighting market

Reaffirming the importance of horticultural and agricultural lighting to its future, Signify CEO Eric Rondolat recently projected industry-wide market revenue from the sector…

Vertical Field

Vertical Field signs pilot agreement

Agreement signed for installment of multiple farms in the UAE

Guy Elitzur, CEO of Vertical Field said: "This collaborative project is a first-of-its-kind partnership that offers Vertical Field's innovative agricultural technologies to the Emirates and the Gulf Region. The Makalde Group brings forty years of experience and wide knowledge in the field of agricultural…

Brussels seeks to boost the seaweed industry

Brussels has launched an ambitious plan to boost the seaweed industry in the context of post-Covid economic reconstruction, which starts with the launch of public…

Autogrow announces digital farming company WayBeyond

"Spin-out of A.I. farming company will accelerate growth"

Autogrow has unveiled a corporate reorganization as part of a long-term business strategy which will see the organization split into two separate entities with the launch of…

Delphy signs purchase agreement with Infinite Acres

Launching the 'Team Vertical Farming' with the purchase of new research modules

Vertical farming is expanding internationally and is rapidly professionalizing. This creates a growing demand for cultivation knowledge in these very specific cultivation conditions. Delphy has therefore decided to set up a specialized team for Vertical Farming. The Delphy Team Vertical Farming responds…

Farming tech company expands leadership team

Vertical farming company Plenty announced that Dana Worth has joined its leadership team as senior vice-president of commercial to help drive the company through its next…

AeroFarms wins in technology category AeroFarms

Aeroponic agtech firm won 'BIG Innovation Award' in technology category

AeroFarms won a BIG Innovation Award in the technology category, presented by Business Intelligence Group. The indoor vertical aeroponic grower is the only agtech-agriculture…

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80 Acres Farms' $30 million, 70,000-sq.ft. high-tech 'marvel engineering'

Raising a glass to the opening of highly automated Hamilton farm

On 15 January, 80 Acres Farms raised a glass to the opening of its Hamilton-based highly automated vertical farm. A word of thanks given by 80 Acres Farms' co-founders Mike Zelkind and Tisha Livingston.  "Today is a very exciting day for 80 Acres Farm, but also for the city of Hamilton, Ohio and all farmers everywhere…

Light Science Technologies Holdings prepares for London Stock Exchange in 2021

£1m pre-IPO investment for UK lighting solution company

Light Science Technologies Holdings (LSTH) announced a pre-IPO investment of £1 million from Intuitive Investments Group plc (IIG), as it prepares itself for an initial public…

Craig Ratajczyk appointed as Crop One's CEO

“I am thrilled to join Crop One and continue building on its existing success, bringing my global expertise and relationships to the company,” Ratajczyk said of his new…

Kalera's new facility Jeff Hemon Photography

Exciting things are happening in the Lacey area

Growing produce using cleanroom technology, as Kalera will do, is uncommon and possibly new. If indoor ag takes off, it will increase competition for warehouse space, which…

Accelerating the deployment of vertical farms across the Middle East

The Middle East is experiencing a tremendous amount of growth and demand for sustainable food solutions. It's also critical that the region addresses issues around food…

Aerofarms

AeroFarms receives green light for Dan River Region project

US (VA): Regional board approves agreement to receive $200,000 grant

AeroFarms announced in December 2019 it would bring 92 jobs to the region and invest $42 million in the Dan River Region over three years. The company will get a $200,000 state grant if it meets up to a performance agreement approved Monday by the Danville-Pittsylvania Regional Industrial Facility…

Bowery introduces new Culinary Advisor

For Top Chef finalist Chef Eric Adjepong, the bar for flavor was set high from an early age. As a first-generation Ghanaian-American born and raised in New York City, he grew up eating many West African dishes that influence his unique culinary style. Today, Chef Adjepong’s sound techniques, bold…

Submission deadline: January 15, 2021

'Best in class awards for indoor farms'

Our vision is to accelerate the growth of the indoor farming industry.  We believe we can do that by recognizing excellence. Consequently, we have embarked upon an ambitious program…

Welsh Farm trials hydroponic watercress

In BBC's podcast of today, several topics will be touched upon again. Like the stranded Scottish sheep which should be in Northern Ireland, The US trade deal and more trials that are to come for vertical farming.  During the episode, Hooton's Homegrown-Farm from Anglesey, North Wales is featured. The farm…

Agri-tech startup granted £566,000 to develop growth chambers

Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency, has just awarded Grobotic Systems and their consortium partners a grant worth £566,000 to fund the development of their cutting-edge growth chamber, and to support the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy to transform food production.  Agri-tech startup Grobotic Systems…

IGS appoints new Chief Operating Officer

IGS is gearing up for significant growth in 2021 as it welcomes Andrew Lloyd as Chief Operating Officer. His appointment is a strategic addition to the senior executive team at IGS, heralding a clear transition for the business to drive a globally-focused delivery and operational model.  On his decision to…

Infographic on how to optimize vertical farming systems

Ultimation Industries LLC created a new infographic named “How to optimize vertical farming", which highlights the benefits of vertical farming and ways to maximize the…

US (IL): Wiseacre Farms wins silver innovation award

For a third year, the Village of Glenview has recognized organizations in Glenview that are taking the lead with environmental stewardship, innovative best practices and community outreach. The awards were presented by the Village Board of Trustees Tuesday for the Village's Natural Resources Commission's…

Bowery's CEO sits down with PA's secretary of Community and Economic Development

Recently Greg Capogna, in a Lehigh Valley Exclusive, sat down with Irving Fain, CEO and Founder of Bowery Farming, and Dennis Davin, Secretary of Pennsylvania's Department of Community and Economic Development, to discuss Bowery coming to Bethlehem, vertical farming, sustainable agriculture, the…

Contain raises investment round and adds industry veteran to team

Nicola Kerslake, Contain's CEO said: “We’re frequently approached by indoor farmers planning large new projects and are delighted to be able to offer the services of such an…

AVF presents advisory board for 2021

AVF is honored to introduce our Advisory Board members for the year 2021, they are experts in their own fields and represent different sections of the indoor farming industry and academia. The Advisory Board will support and advise AVF Board of Directors in all strategic developments, oversee the…

FOMO Corp. intents to acquire Independence LED Lighting assets.

FOMO CORP. has signed a letter of intent to acquire the assets of Independence LED Lighting LLC, specialized in CEA illumination. As consideration for the acquisition, with a…

Horticoop appoints Steven van Nieuwenhuijzen CEO

Coöperatief Koninklijk Tuinbouwcentrum Horticoop has pleasure in announcing that Steven van Nieuwenhuijzen will be starting in his role of CEO on the 1st of January, 2021. He will be leading the Horticoop transition, taking over control from the cooperative’s board, which currently still comprises five…

Survey to provide insight on emerging indoor farming trends and challenges now live

Allison Kopf, CEO of Artemis said, "We’re looking forward to learning how growers are facing new challenges such as COVID-19. In the past, expansion was one of the prime goals…

Signify adds Artechno to its Philips horticulture LED partner network to lower bar for future vertical farmers

“Partnering with Signify is a logical choice for us,” said Art van Rijn, Owner of Artechno. “We’re a winning combination as we offer our customers the highest efficiency and highest reliability, while Signify provides energy-efficient lighting solutions that perform 24/7, 365 days a year. Together this…

Gebze Technique University

Plant Factory signs R&D partnership contract with Gebze Technical University

"Developing innovative plant nutrition products and strategies, we're aiming at producing know-how and technologies that will be used for producing high-quality, safe, healthy and functional foods. These foods are enhanced with nutritional profiles sustainably and competitively," says Halil Beşkardeşler,…

Light Science Technologies wins funding to develop sensor technology

Simon Deacon, CEO of Light Science Technologies added: “This is an especially important boost to our business. To be selected by Innovate UK is confirmation of the urgent need for more sustainable, productive and cost-effective solutions in farming. Investment in UK technology and innovation in this…

Agroz Group aims to build largest indoor farm in Malaysia

“We are already growing 200 kg per month, and will soon have capacity to grow 1 ton per day from our various farms already committed,” says Gerard Lim, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Agroz Group. Once completed, the 100,000 sq ft Agroz Indoor Vertical Farms are expected to produce 3 tons of clean…

Empowering a healthy lifestyle through accessible cuisine

"Our mission with Fit Farm is to empower the people through accessible cuisine driven by healthy lifestyle choices and connecting them with readily-available healthy foods," said Abdulla Al Kaabi, CEO of Sarya Holdings. Sarya Holdings, which recently launched the UAE's latest hydroponic vertical farming…


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