New $1.2M vertical farming facility and training program to be launched in a prison

🌿Vertical Farming Weekly - October 21, 2023

This Week in CEA…

Season 9 of the Vertical Farming Podcast

Are you ready to embark on a fascinating journey into the world of environmental automation technology with our captivating guest, Neda Vaseghi, the CEO of Microclimates? From the early days of Neda's life in Iran, through the trials of war, and onto her ascension in the tech industry, we explore how her past experiences have shaped her entrepreneurial drive.

Join us as we venture into the heart of Microclimates, shedding light on the innovative start-up bridging the gap in Controlled Environment Agriculture operations. Neda and her business partner, Loren, share insights into the company's offerings, shedding light on the surprising lack of interconnectedness across systems, and the promising partnership with Lethbridge College. Listen as they share their educational efforts on LinkedIn and how they navigate the tech industry's challenges.

As our conversation deepens, we tackle the critical issue of energy usage and conservation. We unravel the importance of understanding energy consumption at a granular level, the pros of a wireless energy management system, and the challenges faced by businesses without reliable internet. Wrapping up our insightful talk, Neda imparts her experiences in under- resourced US regions and the potential of digital transformation partnerships. From entrepreneurs to tech enthusiasts, and agtech afficionados, this episode shines an (LED) light the future of farming. Tune in, don't miss out!

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