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10 Things You Should Know About the Urban Ag Industry

Three main news and media outlets are: Urban Ag News, HortiDaily and AgFunder.

  1. Indoor vertical farming company Plenty has raised $200 million in the largest agtech investment to date.

  2. IKEA has its eyes on the urban agriculture space.

  3. There is an association of businesses, institutions and individuals called The Association for Vertical Farming.

  4. Dubai will be home to the world’s largest vertical farm which would grow produce for in-flight meals at world's largest international airport.

  5. Amazon acquired Whole Foods for 13.7$ Billion.

  6. Current major vertical farming hubs are in the US, Europe and Japan (with China catching up).

  7. Best blog out there is arguably Henry Gordon Smith’s Agritecture.

  8. The industry experienced its largest ever ‘boom’ in part thanks to Dickson Despommier’s advocacy and book The Vertical Farm: Feeding the World in the 21st Century.

  9. Yevul Academy is the world’s first-ever school of Urban Agriculture and is now open for registration!

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