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80 Acres Farms

Converting urban spaces into ultra-efficient indoor farms that produce accessible, tasty, and affordable local food year-round.

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Mike Zelkind

CEO at 80 Acres Farms

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Employees 201–500
Headquarters Hamilton, Ohio, United States
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.

Notable Achievements

  • Raised $160 million Series B in 2021. Investors include General Atlantic, Siemens Financial Services, Blue Earth, Beyond Net Zero, Barclays and Taurus Capital.
  • Won Best Crop Innovation and Best Water Saving Initiative at the 2021 Vertical Farming World Awards.
  • Growing methods use 97% less water than traditional farming practices.

Currently Operating in 57 Regions

Press Mentions

January 29, 2020

Indoor Vertical Farm In Cincinnati Will Be Fully Automated

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October 10, 2022

Series B Funding Helps 80 Acres Farms Climb to New Heights

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May 3, 2022

2022 World Changing Ideas Awards | Fast Company

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August 9, 2021

80 Acres Farms Secures $160 Million in Series B Led by General Atlantic to Accelerate Global Farm Expansion & Product Development

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November 2, 2020

80 Acres Farms Raises Funding Round Led by Barclays to Accelerate Growth in Automated Vertical Farming Technology

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November 2, 2020

New funding sets up 80 Acres Farms for 'rapid' expansion

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Work at 80 Acres Farms

Posted November 28, 2022

PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR

Hamilton, OH, USA

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Posted November 23, 2022

VICE PRESIDENT, OPERATIONS

Hamilton, OH, USA

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Posted November 18, 2022

INFRASTRUCTURE ENGINEER

Springdale, AR, USA

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Posted November 17, 2022

FIELD MARKETER 1

Louisville, KY, USA

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Posted November 17, 2022

FIELD MARKETER 1

Columbus, OH, USA

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Posted November 17, 2022

QUALITY TECHNICIAN 1

Florence, KY, USA

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Posted November 17, 2022

MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN III

Hamilton, OH, USA

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Posted November 15, 2022

WORK PLANNER @ INFINITE ACRES

Netherlands

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Posted November 12, 2022

SENIOR CROP SPECIALIST

Springdale, AR, USA

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Posted November 10, 2022

CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT MANAGER

Hamilton, OH, USA

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Posted November 2, 2022

CONTROLS & PANEL SHOP ENGINEER

Hamilton, OH, USA

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Posted November 2, 2022

FIELD MARKETER 2

Toledo, OH, USA

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