Vertical farming may be the next big thing in agriculture. One company is taking the vertical farming world by storm. AeroFarms uses IoT technology, including sensors and LED lighting, to produce up to 2 million pounds of produce per year, all indoors. The company has retrofitted a 70,000-ft. facility, which used to be an old steel plant, into what CEO David Rosenberg calls his “green machine.”
Keenan, with the help of Intel IoT technology is developing business models that will help roll the solution out to farmers around the world.
Farming is one of the first industries to be totally transformed by data.
Traditional agriculture companies have for years applied the same tried-and-true tools to plant and harvest their crops. Now, organizations from the small farmer to industrial farming corporations are realizing the potential that IoT technology has in the crop growing and harvesting process. This fall, a farm automation project, Hands Free Hectare, successfully harvested its first crop using only autonomous vehicles and drones.