S7E91: David Farquhar / IGS - Crossing the Chasm & Converting CEA Hope Into Proof & Belief
Vertical Farming PodcastMarch 31, 2023x
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S7E91: David Farquhar / IGS - Crossing the Chasm & Converting CEA Hope Into Proof & Belief

Episode Summary

In this episode, David Farquhar, CEO of Intelligent Growth Solutions (IGS), delves into the potential of indoor agritech and how the COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increased interest in deglobalization and relocalization. He explains how IGS is providing the technology and expertise to enable farmers to grow crops with precision and accuracy, and how IGS is partnering with local councils, food banks, and educational institutions to develop innovative solutions. Learn how indoor agriculture has the potential to revolutionize the food industry and create a more sustainable and secure future.

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Key Takeaways

  • Discover how the pandemic has caused people to rethink their food sources and look to indoor agriculture
  • Learn how IGS provides technology and expertise to enable others to grow crops at an industrial scale
  • Understand why data is important in indoor agriculture and how IGS is using it to create innovative solutions
  • Find out how IGS is partnering with the local community and educational institutions to make vertical farming more mainstream
  • Explore how IGS is developing new business models to ensure yield, quality, and delivery
  • Discover why the indoor agriculture industry is poised for exponential growth in the years ahead

Tweetable Quotes

“I would say that indoor ag in general has benefited more than it has lost from this pandemic, because I think everywhere in the world is really reevaluating how it sources its food. We have this additional burden of Brexit here in the UK. Every part of the world that we've been speaking to, people are thinking about deglobalization relocalization and how that's going to just make things a bit more secure, a bit less dependent on other areas.”

“In most climates, that really does mean having to move stuff that you can move economically and environmentally indoors, and that's tougher in some places than others, but I think it's causing everyone to look much more seriously at the viability of indoor ag in general, whether that's aquaculture or livestock.”

“Our covenant is that we're a tech vendor, you guys are the farmers, you're the growers, you know how to do this stuff. We'll just give you a better set of tools.”

Resources Mentioned

David's Website - https://www.intelligentgrowthsolutions.com/

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David's Email - david@intelligentgrowthsolutions.com

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