NACD & NRCS Award $2M for Urban Ag Projects

Joanna SchroederAgribusiness, Conservation, Food, Urban Farming

As urban agriculture gains momentum in tandem with the movement of knowing where your food comes from, the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) in partnership with USDA’s Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) have awarded $2 million in funds to 42 conservation districts for urban ag and conservation projects.  The goal of the initiative is to help conservation districts and … Read More

Indoor Farms of America to Display at World Ag Expo

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Urban Farming

The makers of aeroponic indoor farm equipment have another exciting addition.  Their vertical farm system has received a U.S. Patent, allowing for increased indoor farm production and reduced installation costs.  Indoor Farms of America, LLC will be showcasing this platform at the upcoming World Ag Expo in Tulare, California on February 9-11. “The whole company is very excited to publically debut … Read More

Mahindra Boosts Urban Ag for Detroit’s Future

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Tractor, Urban Farming

Detroit, MI will be the recipient of $100,000 to grow urban farming initiatives in the city.  The benefactors of the gift are Mahindra USA, the world’s number one-selling tractor brand based on volume, and Mahindra North American Technical Center based in Troy, MI.  The money is expanding on the current Urban Ag Scholarship Initiative and will be split between five … Read More