Indoor Farm Sustainable Operations Assessment
The Center of Excellence offers a confidential and detailed technical survey to assess farm operations sustainability and efficiency. Our IndoorAgScore (TM) 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. A sample Sustainable Farm Operations Metrics report summary is provided here.
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 upon request.
What Types Farms Can Benefit?
The service is designed for all indoor farm vertical growers, plant factories, aquaponics facilities and greenhouses.
We currently focus on the production of fresh food.
Indoor Vertical Farm Growers
Areas of Assessment
Growers receive feedback in the following areas
Use of Space
Use of Water
Use of Energy
Use of Labor
Capital Use Efficiency
Outcomes of the Assessment
Confidential Farm Metrics Report
Farm Ops Sustainability Benchmarks and Insights
How to Get Started
Contact Us to Begin Your Sustainable Ops Journey
Identify Key Records and Data
Complete Confidential Assessment
Receive Report with Metrics, Benchmarks and Insights
Added Benefit: 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.
Next Steps in 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
In addition to assessment, the Center can assist with re-design, change management and the management aspects of process improvement.