Hospital Partners with local Aquaponics Farm
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Hospital Partners with local Aquaponics Farm

HealthPartners hospitals just got a huge upgrade at the dining hall. HealthPartners just partnered with Urban Organics in St. Paul, MN for fresh greens in their hospitals. Urban Organics provides the hospital with greens that were harvested less than 24 hours from their drop-off. In a news release, CEO Steven Massey cited that fresh and sustainably...

On July 3, 2017June 26, 2018by
Table for 9 Billion
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Table for 9 Billion

We live in a growing world. The United Nations predicts that the world population will exceed 9 billion by 2050, and as much as 80% of that figure will be urbanized. While the number of hungry people has declined in the last decade, 805 million ( 1 in 9) still go hungry, and current population...

On June 29, 2017June 26, 2018by
Tarleton State University Turns to Aquaponics for Student Enrollment
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Tarleton State University Turns to Aquaponics for Student Enrollment

Tarleton State University has a new program centered around aquaponics to increase student enrollment. A few years back enrollment in their turf management program began to decline. Dr. Hennen Cummings, a professor at the school, began looking for other programs he could offer within the Wildlife, Sustainability, and Ecosystem Sciences Department to raise enrollment. Dr. Cummings...

On June 28, 2017June 26, 2018by
Exponential Thinking: Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning – Part 6
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Exponential Thinking: Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning – Part 6

Welcome Back to Exponential Thinking: Part 6 1. Introduction, 2. Renewables, 3. Smart Ag, 4. Online Learning, 5. Vertical Farming In the last few months, we’ve covered renewable energy, smart agriculture, online learning, and vertical farming. This week we’ll be talking about something even more revolutionary and mind-bending. Continuing Our Series on Exponential Technologies.   If...

On June 27, 2017June 26, 2017by
Aquaponic and Hydroponic Farming the Next Big Thing In Ohio
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Aquaponic and Hydroponic Farming the Next Big Thing In Ohio

Aquaponic and Hydroponic farming are the next big thing in Ohio according to a few local Ohio farmers who are seeing incredible results. One operator, Paul Mastronardi of Golden Fresh Farms, states “The future of the greenhouse industry in the United States is about to take off in the next 5 years.” He believes it has...

On June 24, 2017June 26, 2018by
7 Keys to the Perfect Harvest Everytime
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7 Keys to the Perfect Harvest Everytime

 7 Keys to the Perfect Harvest With aquaponics, we’re already ahead of the game in setting ourselves up for success. However, it’s not quite a set it and forget it enterprise. These are the factors most newcomers miss that lead to less than perfect harvests. Following these 7 keys to the perfect harvest will have...

On June 22, 2017June 22, 2017by
Aquaponics used by Jacksonville’s Fresh Ministries to End Poverty
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Aquaponics used by Jacksonville’s Fresh Ministries to End Poverty

A Jakcosnvilee, FL non-profit, Fresh Ministries, has a new program in place as part of their mission to end local poverty. They recently installed an aquaponics system in one of their greenhouses and plan to sell tomatoes, cucumbers, jalapenos, peppers, beans, lettuce, blueberry and Key lime plants to the local neighborhood. Students in the nonprofit’s educational...

On June 21, 2017June 26, 2018by
Exponential Thinking: Vertical Farming – Part 5
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Exponential Thinking: Vertical Farming – Part 5

Welcome Back to Exponential Thinking: Part 5 1. Introduction, 2. Renewables, 3. Smart Ag, 4. Online Learning For the past few articles, we’ve been covering exponential technologies that are set to disrupt our daily lives as well as our farms. Together, we’ve covered topics like renewable energy, smart agriculture technology, and online education. These technologies are changing...

On June 20, 2017June 19, 2017by
Silicon Valley Invests in Urban Farming
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Silicon Valley Invests in Urban Farming

Silicon Valley invests in Urban Farming after the industry displays multiple recent years of exponential growth. Venture Capital firms out of Silicon Valley in the past two years have made some huge investments in start-ups and new companies to accelerate the growth of the industry. Plenty, a recent startup, has been very active after receiving a recent...

On June 18, 2017June 26, 2018by
Weekly Harvest 6/16/2017
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Weekly Harvest 6/16/2017

Happy Friday! We hope you had a great week and are setting up for an even better weekend. This week we were able to finish the move into our offices and finally have a home to work out of. In this week’s harvest, we’ll also discuss big news from the industry, how technology is changing...

On June 16, 2017June 26, 2018by