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American Heartland Acres: Pioneering Locally Grown Basil in North Carolina

Posted by Amy Storey on Aug 5, 2016 11:56:50 AM


Made to innovate

Growing up on a farm taught Matt Marsh the work ethic to pair with his "dreamer" personality. The result of this pairing? Matt was uniquely equipped to solve a problem rampant not only in his home state of North Carolina, but across the country.
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Topics: Upstart Farmers

Webinar: Greenhouse v. Indoor Growing

Posted by Jason Arnold on Aug 2, 2016 10:00:00 AM

The interest in indoor production systems is growing quickly. Driven by healthy consumer demand and a strong investment climate, local food entrepreneurs are beginning to explore the economics of small and medium size growing operations.

Many of these entrepreneurs would like to be growing year round. We often spend hours and hours working with the project manager, in an attempt to understand the economics for these scenarios. One question we hear frequently is: should I grow in a greenhouse or indoors? Bright Agrotech is offering a free webinar showing how we approach this decision, and in what situations indoor production makes economic sense.

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Topics: Business, Indoor Growing

CoolBar™ Sold Out 9 Days After Launch

Posted by Amy Storey on Jul 13, 2016 10:49:16 AM

High demand for water-cooled LED lights has Bright Agrotech taking pre-orders on second batch.

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Topics: Industry

[Announcing] - High Intensity, Water-Cooled LED Lighting for Indoor Farmers.

Posted by Jason Arnold on Jun 28, 2016 5:09:10 PM

Bright Agrotech unveils high intensity, water-cooled LED lights for indoor farmers.

On Thursday, June 30th, Laramie-based agriculture technology company Bright Agrotech will be announcing their latest innovation: water-cooled LED lighting technology, designed for indoor crop production. It's name is the CoolBar™.

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Topics: Indoor Growing

[Live event] - Can Indoor Farming be Profitable?

Posted by Jason Arnold on Jun 27, 2016 10:43:27 AM

Indoor Farming is Booming

Bright Agrotech is providing transparency and powerful resources for aspiring hydroponic farmers. As we have covered in previous sessions, a number of trends are colliding to allow small urban and suburban growers to enter the produce market.

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Topics: Business, Indoor Growing, Industry

[Live Event] - LED Lighting and HVAC: Breakthrough Innovation

Posted by Jason Arnold on Jun 22, 2016 11:47:03 AM

Artificial lighting brings unwanted heat - what's a grower to do?

With the falling cost of LED lighting, many growers are adding supplemental lighting to their farms.

But LED lighting can bring an often unwanted cost to the equation in the form of cooling costs. 

This article will introduce the costs and benefits of an HVAC system, and includes a recorded conversation with Dr. Nate Storey as he discusses LED lighting, cooling costs and HVAC systems. 

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Topics: Indoor Growing, Industry

[Live Event] Indoor Farming Startup Costs and Financing Strategies

Posted by Jason Arnold on Jun 20, 2016 10:33:07 AM

Missed the live event? Don't worry, we have you covered.

If you are looking for real information, you have come to the right place. Indoor farming promises to bring fresh, local produce to your neighborhood. In this session, Dr. Storey shares numbers for an 1,800 square foot vertical growing system. 

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Topics: Business, Indoor Growing

Wyoming Business Council Approves Grant for Bright Agrotech's Headquarters

Posted by Amy Storey on Jun 17, 2016 5:48:36 PM

The Wyoming Business Council announced yesterday, June 16, the approval of a grant to fund a new building for Bright Agrotech's HQ in Laramie, WY. 

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Topics: Industry

Zeponic Farms Grows Food and Opportunities for Special Needs Community

Posted by Amy Storey on Jun 17, 2016 10:20:50 AM

Farming as a rewarding job for special needs adults

Zeponic Farms, a newly minted Upstart Farmer, is one of the only local farms in the Northern Virginia/Washington D.C. area- but that's not the only unique aspect of this hydroponic farm.  
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This Colorado Vertical Farm is Building Community Through Food

Posted by Amy Storey on Jun 14, 2016 12:48:26 PM

Meet Green Mountain Ranch: An indoor farm changing lives in Colorado

In Green Mountain Falls - a small mountain town near Colorado’s beloved Pike’s Peak - an old boy’s home is being repurposed. Where hallways used to branch off into classrooms and activity rooms, they now house hundreds of ZipGrow Towers. The boys home is now a local farm bringing food to the formerly food-dependent town, and a few weeks ago, our team made a trip to help the farm’s manager, Michael O’Malley, set up the ZipGrow Towers inside.


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Topics: Indoor Growing, Upstart Farmers


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