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80 Acres Farms

Designing, building, and operating indoor farms with industry-leading controlled environment agriculture (CEA) technology.

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Mike Zelkind

CEO, cofounder at 80 Acres Farms

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Employees 201–500
Headquarters Hamilton, Ohio, United States
80 Acres Farms has an innovative modularized, standardized, and industrialized technology encompassing software, hardware, and world-class genetics that allows the company to grow up to 300 times as much food per sqft as conventional farms, using 95% less water and renewable energy. Their collaborative approach led to profitable farming operations with partners such as Kroger, P&G, Siemens, and other world-class companies.

Notable Achievements

  • Designed, built and ran the only profitable commercial Vertical Farms in the world producing a broad range of produce and ingredients
  • Earned a meaningful multi-hundred million $ contract with Kroger and 3 times renewed R&D contract with P&G for ingredients
  • Established an asset-light license fee model and sold an international farm as a technology platform

Currently Operating in Five Regions

Press Mentions

June 10, 2024

80 Acres Farms: Pioneering Agricultural Research Center Opens in the Hague

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March 5, 2024

America's Top GreenTech Companies 2024

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February 22, 2024

Barclays Annual Report 2023

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September 15, 2023

Governor lauds grand opening of 80 Acres Farm in Boone County - a vertical, high tech operation - NKyTribune

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September 8, 2023

80 Acres Farms Announces Grab-and-Go Fresh Meals

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August 28, 2023

80 Acres Farms expands Kroger locations, offers new salad kits

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