Plenty appoints vice president of plant science and architecture firm to advance development of the world’s largest vertical farming research center
Wyoming The facility – which will double Plenty’s R&D space – enters the next phase, progressing towards opening in 2025
Laramie, Wyo., November 10, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Plenty Unlimited has announced significant upgrades supporting the development of its new R&D facility, which will be the largest and most technologically advanced indoor vertical farming research center in the world. after advertisement The project earlier this year, was made possible thanks to Wyoming The largest economic development grant ever, the project’s steering committee achieved its first major milestone: selection Ministry of Agriculture Engineering As an architecture and engineering (A&E) company. Many also add top talent to their site Laramie Leadership Team – Sasha Breus He joined the company as Vice President of Plant Sciences. Building on decades of experience heading biology and biotechnology programs and laboratories for some of the world’s largest agricultural companies, including Bayer and Monsanto, Sasha now leads the Plenty team of more than 75 scientists in scaling the company’s R&D business.
“What attracted me to Plenty was not only the company’s leading technology and runway for innovation and expansion, but the genuine passion of everyone on the team to find actionable solutions to one of the most important global issues today: feeding people,” he said. Sasha Breus, Vice President of Plant Sciences. “I’m excited to join Plenty to take more crops from conception to production on our farms, and I’m fortunate to work with a diverse team of talent as we leverage science and technology to secure the future of food.”
Growing more crops indoors is essential to making indoor agriculture an important part of the global food supply, increasing food security and improving supply chain resilience. the Laramie The research center will significantly expand Plenty’s new crop research, which has led to more than 50 different crops being grown in Plenty’s 3D vertical growing system. The new facility will also support the continued development and new releases of Plenty’s core technology – including Plenty’s custom LEDs, which play a pivotal role in increasing productivity. The addition of the new facility will also enable Plenty to expand its leading teams of scientists and engineers, and deepen its long-standing relationship with… University of Wyoming Through additional partnerships and employment opportunities.
“From day one, Plenty’s investment in R&D and our work to develop a transformative new way of growing plants has set us apart. Building the world’s most advanced vertical farming research center will enable us to scale our innovations and continue to advance the fields of agriculture and plant science in the face of an increasingly volatile climate.” “. Nate Story, Senior Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer. “As we ramp up our cutting-edge crop research to expand the scope of what Plenty Farms can offer in the U.S. and abroad, we are fortunate to have Sasha’s expertise and leadership shaping the future of plant science at Plenty.”
Plenty’s new facility is made possible thanks to the support of A 20 million dollars Economic development grant through the Wyoming Business Council to City of Laramie. The Laramie Chamber Business Alliance (LCBA) is also providing additional financing, land and support for the project, bringing full support for the project to $22.5 million. The project steering committee conducted a comprehensive statewide review and selected MOA Architecture as the A&E firm. The selection was made based on the capabilities of the Ministry of Agriculture and its experience extending over two decades of experience in… WyomingAs well as its commitment to achieving the project’s vision and goals.
“As a proud Wyomingite, I am excited to see the innovation and technological advances made by so many here, and the tremendous growth and research potential on the horizon as we begin our work together in Laramie,” He said Brandon Daigle, Director of the Wyoming Department of Agriculture. “We are honored to be selected as the A&E company on this project, and look forward to leveraging our expertise and experience to design this groundbreaking new research facility.”
“Local technology companies like Plenty and redefining projects like this research facility are helping to achieve this Laramie On the map for those who want to pursue studies or careers in STEM Omar Brad, CEO and President of LCBA. “We are excited to see the future momentum of this project as it advances to the next phase.”
After MOA is installed as the A&E partner, the Steering Committee will move forward with the process of securing a Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) to support the team in the design and management of the transition to the construction phase.
For more information about career opportunities at the Plenty Laramie Research Center, please visit www.plenty.ag/careers.
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Plenty is rewriting the rules of agriculture with its technology platform that can grow fresh produce almost anywhere in the world, year-round, with peak season quality and up to 350 times the per-acre yield of traditional farms. Plenty’s proprietary approach is designed to conserve the world’s natural resources, make fresh produce available to all communities and create resilience in our food systems against the effects of weather, location, pests and climate. Plenty operates the world’s most advanced indoor farm Compton, CaliforniaIt is currently building the world’s first vertical farm to grow strawberries indoors on a large scale nearby Richmond, VirginiaThe largest vertical farming research center in the world Laramie, Wyoming. For more information visit www.plenty.ag.
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