In the green revolution of the 21st century, one organization stands as a beacon of innovation and sustainable practices—AdeptAg. Established by CEO Rick Parod in early 2022, AdeptAg’s mission has always been to redefine the concept of farming for a more sustainable and efficient future. To that end, they’ve assembled an industry-leading ‘Family of Experts,’ absorbing forward-thinking entities like AgriNomix Automation, Bellpark Automation, Plantech Control Solutions, and Zwart Irrigation Solutions. Their unique blend of expertise in Vertical Farming and Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) solutions has made them the horticulture industry’s frontrunner.
The concept of Vertical Farming is not as contemporary as it might seem, with roots plunging deep into ancient history, as far back as the Hanging Gardens of Babylon in 605 BCE. However, it wasn’t until the 20th century that it truly began to blossom as a practical method of farming. The turning point was during WWII, when hydroponics—a subset of Vertical Farming—was employed on a large scale to feed the Allied Forces in the South Pacific, yielding over 8,000 tons of produce. The concept was refined further at Columbia University between 1991 and 1999, under the guidance of Professor Dr. Dickson Despommier. Now hailed as the father of modern Vertical Farming, Despommier and his students successfully devised a way to sustainably feed New York City’s populace via rooftop agriculture, birthing the contemporary approach to multi-story farming.
This promising concept has seen substantial developments over the past decade, thanks to rigorous research, dedicated education, and a relentless drive for global sustainability. Vertical Farming, in conjunction with CEA practices, has enabled growers to raise crops using significantly less land and water. The cherry on top? Complete environmental control, empowering farmers to improve both crop quality and yield.
As we approach a future where our population is projected to surge to two billion within the next three decades, we must rally as a society to ensure sustainable food production. Here’s where AdeptAg steps in, poised to make a maximal impact on eco-friendly growth practices. Through its four business units, it offers an impressive array of solutions from over fourteen suppliers, catering to growers of all scales and requirements.
From the very first day, growers partnering with AdeptAg witness the benefits of a relationship forged in expertise and dedication. Recognizing the unique nature of each grower, environment, and crop, AdeptAg’s skilled team offers a personal experience, helping to formulate the best strategic decisions for your unique situation. Whether you need to augment an existing facility or seek a full-scale turnkey solution, AdeptAg aims to enhance your product quality, increase capacity, tackle labor shortages, advance sustainable practices, and ensure a return on investment.
AdeptAg’s expertise transcends size and product, serving large and small growers alike: whether they cultivate produce or cannabis, operate a vertical farm or maintain a greenhouse, use traditional practices or automation – and everything in between. Their commitment to quality care and expertise is a constant, backed by 24/7 service and support, as well as a fully equipped dedicated parts department. As we navigate the green revolution, AdeptAg leads the way, ensuring that the future of farming is sustainable, efficient, and inclusive.
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