Who Should Join?
Our goal is to bring together multiple stakeholders who have a common interest in the growth and development of the indoor agriculture industry.
Our members include growers of all types; i.e., those who grow lettuces, herbs, tomatoes, mushrooms, and other crops indoors. Our members also include suppliers and service companies that enable farmers, as well as investors who are fueling the growth of the industry. Universities and other organization that are helping to build the knowledge base for indoor farming are invited. Finally, membership is for all who see indoor farming playing a critical role in the sustainable development of communities, urban areas and building a resilient food supply chain.
Benefits of Membership
Access to Technology and eSourcing Solutions
Access to our Energy-Saving Program, as well as operations and growing technologies for indoor farms through our Marketplace.
Membership in a Community of Practice
Members create a profile and connect with other members through our social media platform. Participate in existing user and friend groups or create your own! Benefit from connections to other growers, consultants, vendors, universities, and communities.
Access to Our COE Marketplace for Indoor Ag
Access to solutions for all indoor farming needs from lighting solutions to conference tickets to data collection to consultants. Discounts available to paid COE members.
Access to Premium Content
Paid members gain access to premium content including an evolving knowledge base of best practices, research abstracts, training materials and industry reports for our members.
Brand and Product Promotion
Company members can benefit from highlighting their brand, products, and services. Create a profile and link to social media. We will post your logo to our website and feature you in our communications.
Discounts on Events, Products, and Services
Paid members qualify for discounts on special events including online meetings, webinars, training,and round-tables, as well as products sold in the Marketplace.
Dedicated Account Manager
Our premium business plans feature a dedicated account manager who will assist with registration, setup, and customer support.
Vendor Storefront in the COE Marketplace
The COE Marketplace offers companies the opportunity to set up an eCommerce storefront and manage direct sales of products and services. Companies that already have an eCommerce solution can still set up a storefront with affilate re-directs to another website. Vendors have complete control of the backend of the store and are issued weekly reports on sales, among other benefits.
Leadership and Strategy Insights
Our premium business plans include participation in annual Leadership and Investing Round-tables on key topics. We also include a strategy session with the COE Director.