🌿Vertical Farming Weekly - March 11th, 2022

Hello everyone! Greetings from Austin, Texas!

This past week I spent attending SXSW EDU and taking in the beautiful sights of Downtown Austin, as well as eating lots of fantastic food. Fun fact- University of Texas at Austin has their own in-house vertical farm that provides fresh greens for students who dine on campus. After harvesting over 200 pounds of produce, UT Austin estimates that their vertical farming system takes up 90% less space and uses 90% less water than a traditional farm. Isn't that awesome?

Now, time for your regularly scheduled issue of Vertical Farming Weekly.

Wishing safe travels to all!


This Week in Vertical Farming

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In case you missed it...

Awhile back in season four we had the pleasure of having Aja Atwood - Co-founder and CEO of Trella Technologies on the podcast. Trella Technologies specializes in robotic technologies used in controlled environment agriculture. Listen to the episode here or wherever you get your podcasts.

Join Harry Duran, host of Vertical Farming Podcast, as he welcomes to the show Aja Atwood. Aja is the co-founder and CEO of Trella Technologies, an organization that provides technical, innovative solutions to make indoor and urban farming a sustainable, long-lasting industry.

Today, Harry and Aja talk about the amazing technologies they’re developing at Trella, including automated plant-training robotics. Aja shares her entrepreneurial origin story which started with her natural curiosity and analytical mind and led her to building a company that aiming to change the vertical farming industry. She discusses the incredible work they’re doing with Trella’s partnership with Jean Charles Academy and speaks to the importance of fostering diversity in the workplace. Finally, Aja talks about what’s next for Trella and what excites her about the future of AgTech.

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 3Recently, 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. We strongly urge our readers to take a listen and consider subscribing to CropTalk wherever you get your podcasts.

Episode 182 - #KyleTalksAgtech: Innovation at Local Bounti w. Dave Vosburg

Dave Vosburg is the Chief Innovation Officer at Local Bounti. On this episode of CropTalk #KyleTalksAgtech we discuss "If you grow it will they come?" (Short answer, NOPE) the importance of unit economics in CEA, understanding what you don't know, you don't know along with the importance of creating industry benchmarking, investor and retail relations and the future outlook for the industry. 

Vertical Farming Jobs

New jobs keep getting posted to verticalfarmingjobs.com. No matter if you’re seeking for a job or an employee, verticalfarmingjobs.com is the one stop shop for careers in CEA.

Just like that this week's issue of Vertical Farming Weekly has concluded!

Until next week,

Noah Konevitch

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