According to the famous Rodgers & Hammerstein lyrics, 'Everything's up to date in Kansas City. They've gone about as far as they can go.' Not so! Kansas City is reaching into its past to show a new way of urban living – urban farming.
Kansas City pioneers new models for urban farms
Creating the Perfect Environmental and Atmospheric Conditions for Vertical Farming
The global population is rapidly expanding, and new technologies are required to enable us to keep up with rising food demands. Vertical farming provides a secure supply of food year-round while using minimal space, water, and energy. Creating the perfect environment, and especially the perfect CO2atmosphere, in vertical farms is essential for optimizing crop yields and farm economics. Ready-to-use gas sensors such as the Boxed Gascard, from Edinburgh Sensors, allows conditions of optimum plant growth to be...
2018 Farm Bill passes through committee, heads to the House floor
Datatech is watching the progress of the 2018 Farm Bill through Congress. Today the bill passed out of the House Committee on Agriculture and now moves to the floor of the House of Representatives for consideration. The Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 or H.R. 2 is based on extensive research and listening sessions around the country by lawmakers and this bill has a number of key initiatives. Providing access to the internet in rural areas is currently a buzz topic for agriculture. Improving broadband...
MPs Respond to Invitation to Tour a Dairy Farm
Today, the Bühlmann family of Sonibrand Farms opened their barn doors to their federal Member of Parliament Francis Drouin, along with several other Liberal MPs and staff from the Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC), for a guided tour of their family farm. Located 45 minutes from Parliament Hill, the Bühlmann’s own and operate a modern dairy farm, milking 100 cows with two robotic milkers. “Canadian dairy farmers are very passionate and dedicated to producing high quality nutricious Canadian...
97 Teams Enter Global Vertical Farming Award
The Association for Vertical Farming and Illumitex are proud to announce 97 teams from 24 countries are competing for the AVF award, the first global vertical farming competition of it’s kind. On March 28, Vice Chair of the Association for Vertical Farming, Henry Gordon-Smith, hosted a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” with the ‘father’ of vertical farming, Dickson Despommier. Several questions were asked about vertical farming in general, the future of urban farming and the AVF competition....
Illumitex Expands to Vertical Farms Across the Globe
Illumitex is expanding its LED lighting services to six international countries in the vertical farming industry. Among the international vertical farms Illumitex is currently working with are Remy located in Israel, Asahi Techno in Japan, Agricool in France and aquaponic startups in Norway and Italy. Illumitex’s involvement with the Association for Vertical Farming, educational events, international conference participation, and public speaking events have allowed the company to create international...