Agbotic announced its 2022 AgTech Breakthrough award for "Greenhouse Production System of the Year."
Agbotic builds SmartFarms with a big data and deep learning model to grow year-round, local, and organic crops with low food production costs and a regenerative climate footprint.
"We are excited to win this AgTech Breakthrough award when news cycles are dominated by climate, inflation, food security, and food prices. Our technology enables the production of local, secure, low-cost food while sequestering carbon and cleaning the air, water, and soil," said John Gaus, a Founder at Agbotic. "Much of agriculture can be profitably distributed into community-scale systems to reinvigorate rural economies; make lower cost and healthier food; draw down carbon, and clean the environment. Our decarbonized, denitrified, and digitized approach does just that. One day soon, every community will want a SmartFarm."
Because Agbotic grows in soil, it can easily switch crop types to grow leafy greens; culinary and medicinal herbs; root crops; and long-cycle woody stem crops. Agbotic has grown ginger, figs and inputs for plant-based beverages and personal care products. Agbotic uses precision machines to gather high-resolution data for machine learning to achieve consistent gains in yields and lower production costs. In the past year, Agbotic has generated yield gains up to 100% across multiple crops and the production costs for a number of its crops are now competitive with outdoor, chemical farming.
"The last two years serve to remind us that food security is paramount. Agbotic's model has put healthy food on hundreds of supermarket shelves and food distribution trucks across New York State. We expect it could do the same in many places with tremendous value to people and the planet." said Bryan Vaughn, Managing Director, AgTech Breakthrough. "We congratulate Agbotic on their important work and this award."
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