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AmplifiedAg Deploys Vertical Farms and Hydroponic Systems, Positioning Company for Rapid Expansion

AmplifiedAg's compact farm design operates directly at the point of consumption, maximizes growing space, and is easily scalable in food deserts and space-limited areas. The company's proprietary OS gives farmers total transparency and control of horticulture, food safety, production and business management

Published on March 03, 2021

With a mission to provide global access to safe food, AmplifiedAg, Inc. introduces its indoor farming platform which includes vertical farms, hydroponic systems, and its proprietary operating system with disruptive seed-to-sale SaaS-based technologies. For the past five years, AmplifiedAg has demonstrated its unparalleled ability to sustainably grow produce to scale at the highest yield, quality and nutritional value, while operating directly at the point of consumption.

“AmplifiedAg is on a trajectory to change how the world is feeding itself. Through the adoption of our core technologies and scalable farm platform, we’re providing secure food sources and influencing a global shift to indoor farming, which will play a key role in providing food to a growing planet,” said Don Taylor, CEO of AmplifiedAg, Inc.

AmplifiedAg rapidly deploys fully functioning farms 70% faster than other CEA implementations, and at cost that is 50% of the required capital per production pound. The company upcycles shipping containers into controlled agriculture environments with vertical hydroponic systems, LED lights and electronics, and integrated with AmplifiedAg’s proprietary operating system.

AmplifiedAg’s indoor farm platform produces 86 times more crop yield per acre compared to traditional farmlands and provides reliable crop production with 365-day farming, regardless of climate and resources. The compact design maximizes the growing space, and provides easy mobility and scalability in food deserts and space-limited areas.

But the heartbeat of the operation is AmplifiedAg’s proprietary Operating System that features industry exclusive traceability which tracks every detail of an individual plant’s journey from its growth to distribution. This gives farmers total transparency and control of horticulture, food safety, and business management.

Farm containers’ resilient architecture and segmentation minimizes the risk of crop loss due to pest and pathogen infestations. SaaS-based technologies provide real-time tracking analytics and 24/7 access for farmers to mitigate risk, control the farm environment and optimize plant growth.

AmplifiedAg’s ability to quickly place farms directly in communities and distribution points drastically reduces emissions. Sustainably-focused, the farms don’t use soil or pesticides and utilize up to 95% less water than traditional farming.

Wholly-owned by AmplifiedAg, Vertical Roots is the company’s proofpoint and has set industry-breaking records in less than five years. Vertical Roots is the largest hydroponic container farm in the U.S., growing nutritious leafy greens with products in over 1,200 grocery stores across the Southeast.

With a proven concept for leafy greens, AmplifiedAg’s horticulture expansion plan includes varied nutrient and protein-rich foods to feed the world’s growing population.

Increasing threats to the planet’s food production fueled Taylor, a 30-year software industry veteran, to found AmplifiedAg in 2016.

“With a growing population, less arable land, water supply and food contamination issues, climate change and environmental disasters,” said Taylor, “Our planet is on a path to grow less food for more people while continuing to accelerate the degradation of the earth’s fragile ecosystem. Exasperating our already critical food access issues on the planet. The only way we’re going to get ourselves out of this situation is with technology. We need to grow safer food in greater volumes closer to the point of consumption, while conserving and restoring the environment.”

“That is what is driving all of our development and innovation, and ultimately the demand we are seeing from indoor farmers and communities across the world,” concluded Taylor.

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