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US (CA): Farm Foundation Round Table tour Urban Produce

Urban Produce, Orange County’s organic, indoor vertical farm hosted members of the Farm Foundation’s Round Table for a tour at their state-of-the-art facility in Irvine, California on Wednesday, January 4th.

A program of Farm Foundation, NFP, the Round Table is an invitational discussion forum comprised of agricultural leaders from across North America. The Farm Foundation Round Table meets twice yearly to provide a forum for discussion and interaction among select members and invited government, academic, agribusiness and other interest group leaders.



“We’re proud to welcome esteemed members of the Farm Foundation’s Round Table into our facility,” commented Ed Horton, who was named one of Agriculture’s Leading Innovators by USA Today. “To be able to share our advancements in agricultural technology and our global vision with some of the nation’s leading stakeholders in our field is a catalyst for even more discussion, innovation, and partnership opportunities.”

The Round Table program is designed to create an exchange of ideas and to foster understanding of different approaches to issues and challenges facing agriculture, the food system and rural regions.

Ed Horton, President and CEO of Urban Produce led the group through their state-of-the-art facility which houses their patented High Density Vertical Growing System. He showed members how Urban Produce can successfully grow 16 acres of organic produce using just 1/8 an acre. Urban Produce creates its own water for its crops through Atmospheric Water Generation; ultimately using 93% less water than traditional farms producing similar yields. Members learned how vertical farming offers a sustainable solution to climate change, the rapidly growing population, and increase in food deserts.

Urban Produce is located at 1 Marconi Suite F in Irvine, California.

For more information:
Urban Produce
info@urbanproduce.com
www.urbanproduce.com

Publication date: 1/11/2017

 


 

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