“Food Is The New Internet” Kimbal Musk

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Food is the new internet. Explosive growth, monumentally important, and future-changing, food and the food movement are defining this generation of businesses and NGOs. Hear from one of the brightest minds out there.

Kimbal Musk Food Is the new internet food entrepreneur

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Jobs in Ag Tech: Embedded Systems Engineer for AgTech startup

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First and foremost, happy New Year.

2016 is going to be an important one for vertical farming. Without giving too much away, we saw 2015 setting records for spending in agricultural startups and vertical farms putting down (up?) roots all over the country.

With such a strong foundation to start us off, the sky is the limit. But what if you’re just looking to get your feet wet? I came across this job posting some of you might be interested in. If so, good luck!



Virtual Vertical Farming (and we’re not talking about the internet of food)

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What do vertical farms have to do with video games? Maybe not too much, but there is one new tantalizing little crossover that has me excited, and I don’t even play video games!

Shoot That Vertical Farm NOW
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More info than you ever wanted to start your vertical farm

As part of our dedication to giving you more information about vertical farming than anywhere else on the web, here’s an absolutely MONSTROUS post. It’s like a free book about vertical farming, and if you want more just like it, sign up here.

Starting a vertical farm is a difficult but exciting proposition. Luckily JJ Reidy, CEO of the Urban Pastoral Collective, has helped us come up with a step-by-step approach to do just that. Why would such a talented social entrepreneur share his secrets? He just shrugged it off when I asked him about risks. “It’s about owning who I am; a cultivator.” With JJ’s insight, in this post we tackle:

  • The Rust Belt Hypothesis of Vertical Farming
  • His Step-By-Step Process for starting a vertical farm
  • Pursuing a passion
  • JJ’s number 1 tip for getting funding
  • BoxUp quick stats (financial info gold mine!)
  • Why craft beer competition is like vertical farming competition
  • Why a rooftop beats a warehouse

Step-by-Step Start Your Vertical Farm
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