Developing Advanced Controlled Environment Agriculture Facilities Nationwide

If agriculture is to continue to feed the world, it needs to become more like manufacturing.”
Geoffrey Carr
Science Editor of The Economist

“Successful Agriculture Sustains Civilization”

“By 2050, Earth – now home to about 7.5 billion people – may have nearly 2 billion more”

 “The goal of sustainable technology is to meet society’s food and textile needs in the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”

 “Sustainable Agriculture is: Economically Viable / Socially Supportive / Ecologically Sound”

“Agri-Technology or Smart Farming is projected to rise at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19.3% from 2017 to 2022”

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“Today’s advanced agriculture technologies puts the opportunity in both urban and rural opportunity zones.”

“The obvious connection – secure real estate investments, tax advantages and an essential industry. Opportunity Zones and
CEA facilities create an ideal relationship.

It’s been long established that traditional farming strategies cannot meet the needs of the world’s growing population. With most land suitable for farming already being farmed and much of it nutrient deficient, the growth in demand can only be met by more efficient, higher yields. Just as skyrocketing energy costs and shortages sparked the growth of a multi-billion industry of new energy production technologies, the demand for higher yields of nutritious quality food has created explosive worldwide growth in the development of food production technologies. Those who identified this problem early quickly leaped to the forefront of this technology revolution. Now a worldwide scramble to ‘catch up and surpass’ has spawned agricultural growth systems that annually produce up to 10 times the amount of produce in the same area as traditional open-air systems through Controlled Environment Agriculture systems (“CEA”).