🌿Vertical Farming Weekly - February 24th, 2022

It's a bird... it's a plane... no... it's this week's issue of Vertical Farming Weekly!

On this week's agenda...

Cities are becoming the future of agriculture, but at a cost...

Reflecting on Season 4...

How you can not only support the future of sustainable agriculture, but how you can invest in it too...

And the latest episode of #CropTalk with Kyle Barnnet.

Thanks for supporting Vertical Farming Weekly and the Vertical Farming Podcast.

Peace ✌️

-Noah

This Week in Vertical Farming

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In case you missed it...

Thank you to everyone who has supported us as we close out another successful season of the Vertical Farming Podcast.

In case you missed it, Harry had the opportunity to speak with Eric Levesque - Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Cultivatd. Check out the episode here or wherever you get your podcasts.

Join Harry Duran, host of Vertical Farming Podcast, as he welcomes back to the show Eric Levesque, co-founder and Managing Partner at Cultivatd, an organization that works with some of the indoor farming industry's best product developers and technologies to help people discover which vertical farm tech is best for their projects. Since he was last on the show, Cultivatd has made some incredible strides, including raising $3.5 million in funds during the past year.

Today, Harry and Eric discuss the increasingly evolving vertical farming industry, what makes a great team and the process of educating larger, more entrenched corporations in the field of vertical farming. Eric expounds on how Cultivatd’s business model has changed in the past year and a half and their expansion efforts into the United States (USA), United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Australia. Finally, Eric speaks to what continues to drive and motivate him and speculates on new technologies that excite him about the future of vertical farming.

Support a Vertical Farming Pioneer

Farm.One is a vertical farm in New York City that has been delivering local grown greens using reuseable packaging since 2016. Farm.One's founder Robert Laing was also guest on the Vertical Farming Podcast back in Season 3. Recently, a few key investors in Farm.One's most recent round of funding pulled out, putting the company at risk of shutting down. In the words of Robert Laing, "This is the emergency parachute cord that I am pulling right now."

If you would like the opportunity to help Farm.One stay afloat and continue their journey to create a more sustainable future you can make a commitment to invest here.

A Podcast We Love - CropTalk!

This week we are continuing to support our friends over at CropTalk Media. In their latest episode of #KyleTalksAgtech, Kyle tells us what to expect at this year's Ag-Con. We strongly urge our readers to take a listen and consider subscribing to CropTalk wherever you get your podcasts.

Episode 179 - #KyleTalksAgtech: What to expect at Indoor Ag-Con 2022 w. Suzanne Pruitt

Indoor Ag-Con is the premier indoor agriculture trade show and conference for indoor | vertical farming and controlled environment agriculture.

On this episode of CropTalk #KyleTalksAgtech Suzanne Pruitt, the Director of Indoor Ag-Con runs us through the history of the conference, what to expect at this years show and the group effort that has enabled this event to come together.

If you are interested in attending this year's show in Las Vegas Feb 28th - March 1st use promo code "CROPTALK22" for 25% off full tickets via Indoor.Ag 

Hope to see you there!

Vertical Farming Jobs

New jobs are always being posted to verticalfarmingjobs.com. Newsletter readers get 50% off all postings during the month of February. Use code 'VFJnewsletter'. All feedback welcome!

Thanks once again for reading this week's Vertical Farming Weekly.

See you in March!

Noah Konevitch

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