The organizers of the Grow Local OC Conference: The Future of Urban Food Systems, slated for Nov. 10 – 11 at Cal State University, Fullerton are excited to announce that Dr. Nate Storey, the CEO of Bright Agrotech, a company that leads the industry in vertical and high density farming equipment, will be participating as a speaker.
Nate began to have the first stirrings of what would eventually become Bright Agrotech when he was a student at the University of Wyoming. The program is well-known for turning out leaders in the farming and ranching fields, and Nate is no exception. He self-funded the startup while pursuing his Ph.D. in Agronomy.
Bright Agrotech offers several services and products, including farm consulting and financial analysis. But they are best-known for their ZipGrow growing towers.
The ZipGrow system is comprised of food-safe plastic towers filled with growing media that replace the need for soil. The towers weigh eight pounds each and are engineered to be hung or set on any surface.
“Our towers are designed to put the user experience and the future experience in mind. When we developed the product, we weren’t just trying to build another stacked pot technique,” Storey told Seedstock earlier this year. “We wanted to create a design specifically for the unique growing variables inherent to vertical plane agriculture.”
Despite only being three years old, Bright Agrotech enjoys approximately 10,000 customers across the United States and around the world.
At the upcoming Grow Local OC Conference, Nate will discuss the potential for launching indoor farms in cities, as well as the tools and training programs available to do so. Register now to hear him speak: http://growlocaloc.eventbrite.com