The future of farming: How urban agriculture could make big money

Posted on Oct 6 2019 - 6:00pm by UOG

Downtown Brooklyn may seem like an unlikely staging ground for the future of farming — but at Gotham Market Hall in late September, 75 attendees at a “Shark Tank”-style pitch contest bore witness to just that.

The Future of Farming Pitch Contest featured five finalists from the urban agriculture industry, each presenting a three-minute pitch, complete with slideshow and video, to five discerning judges armed with follow-up questions.

At stake: $5,000 in seed money, $20,000 worth of server storage credits for Google’s Cloud for Startups and a free sit down with a consulting firm.

The victor: FoodFul, a company that builds sensors and software for dairy farmers that monitor their cows’ health and feed intake.


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