Converting urban spaces into ultra-efficient indoor farms that produce accessible, tasty, and affordable local food year-round.
80 Acres Farms is revolutionizing the way Americans grow, sell, buy, and eat food. Based in Ohio, the company converts urban spaces into ultra-efficient farms that maximize energy and space. It is on a mission to provide accessible, nutritious, tasty, and affordable local food to everyone, using fewer resources in the process. The company has facilities in Ohio, Arkansas, North Carolina, and Alabama, from which it sells leafy greens, tomatoes, micro greens and herbs to national grocers, local retailers, restaurants, and food service providers. It expects to add grapes and strawberries in the near future. The crops it produces are free from pesticides and GMOs, picked and delivered within days. In December 2018, 80 Acres raised $40 million in equity capital to create the first fully automated indoor farm. The facility will optimize every aspect of growing produce indoors, including seeding, growing, and harvesting. It will include handling robotics, artificial intelligence, data analytics, and around-the-clock monitoring sensors and control systems to create food that is truly local and honestly fresh, 365 days a year.
January 29, 2020
This year is expected to be a big one for autonomous farming where robots plant, nurture and harvest leafy greens indoors. One such farm is under construction in Ohio.
November 2, 2020
80 Acres Farms Raises Funding Round Led by Barclays to Accelerate Growth in Automated Vertical Farming Technology
80 Acres Farms, the sustainable solution for fresh, pesticide-free food, announced that it added Barclays as a strategic investor in the business ...
November 2, 2020
A Hamilton-based vertical farming startup has raised another funding round as it prepares for “rapid” growth both domestically and abroad.
September 7, 2020
Indoor farming is revolutionizing the way produce is grown. Tisha Livingston is helping to take it to a global level.
As cofounder and president of 80 Acres and CEO of Infinite Acres, Tisha Livingson is using technology to make a difference in agriculture.
May 22, 2020
Mike Zelkind, co-founder, and CEO of 80 Acres Farms knew that food wasn’t what it used to be. He wanted to make it better by creating a new kind of farm, one capable of producing an abundance of...
April 7, 2020
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