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Vertical Farms Produce

Our system allows for the complete control of natural variables to produce organic lettuces & herbs 12 months a year in any environment.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Food and Beverage
  • Location Fergus Falls, MN, US
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2011
  • Employees 10

Company Summary

Vertical Farms Produce uses a unique and highly productive growing system to grow produce indoors on vertically stacked computerized growing trays, utilizing computer managed artificial light. It requires no soil, the roots are propagated through a neutral medium of peat and it works in any environment, anyplace in the world. This means it produces high-quality, great tasting produce 12-months a year in conditions of extreme heat or extreme cold.


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    Gary Madden

    Spent fifteen years in the food production equipment industry. Served as the VP of Sales and Marketing for a Netherlands base manufacturer of Food and Bakery processing equipment, Ryjkaart BvV, for eight years. In this capacity he worked with Food Technology/Product Development Directors for such firms as Sara Lee, Tyson Food, McDonalds and Au Bon Pain among others. He was a partner in a project to mature and bring to market a barbeque sauce prod

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    Dale Didion

    Has held been involved in production agriculture and innovation throughout his life. Didion’s family operated greenhouses and conventional farms. He conceived of and led the development the Organic Price Exchange currently used to report and track regional sales of organic commodities in the U.S. Didion has held senior leadership positions for multi-national companies including Executive Vice President of Energy Solutions and Senior Managing

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    Jack Locke
    Vice President & Secretary

    Jack Locke has worked as a vendor to the power generation industry for thirty plus years. Twenty-five years ago he founded Energy and Environmental Technologies Inc. (E and E Tech). This is a manufacturer’s rep agency representing industry leading suppliers of power generation and environmental compliance equipment to the electric utility and related industries. Prior to that Locke was cofounder and Vice President of Blalock Power Products a comp