Building a Sustainable Farm Operation
Building a sustainable farm operation requires a management strategy that promotes learning and continuous process improvement:
- Assess: Benchmark where you are today
- Design: Develop a plan for improvement
- Execute: Implement new designs
- Review: Re-assess metrics and repeat process
The Center offers a service that includes assessment, design, and execution.
Indoor Farm Sustainable Operations Assessment
The Center of Excellence offers a detailed technical survey and service to assess farm operations sustainability. The assessment evaluates the use of energy, labor, materials, water and other inputs in consideration of production yields. We also assess other metrics such as job creation, waste management, and the efficiency of capital investment.
Indoor Farm Assessment Process
Value of Our Assessment
The assessment includes a complete listing of key performance indicators (KPI’s) in several areas of operational efficiency.
The results of the assessment will be of value to the farm’s senior management.
The assessment will also be of value to investors doing due diligence or reviewing the performance of companies in their portfolio.
As a bonus, all growers using our assessment process are eligible for consideration for our annual “Best in Class” awards.
What Types Farms Can Benefit?
The service is designed for all indoor farm vertical growers, plant factories, aquaponics facilities and greenhouses.
Indoor Vertical Farm Growers
Areas of Assessment
Growers receive feedback in the following areas
Effective Use of Space
Effective Use of Water
Effective Use of Energy
Effective Use of Labor
Capital Use Efficiency
Outcomes of the Assessment
Certificate of Completion
Farm Sustainability Maturity Rating
Recognition as a Best in Class Grower
All growers participating in this service who are interested are entered as candidates for our annual “Best in Class” awards, which recognizes grower excellence. Please go to our awards page for more information.
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