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Vertical farming comes of age

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A change of pace today for all of us who see agriculture as a horizontal enterprise, meaning the fields are all flat, or nearly so and reach for miles. It can also be called extensive agriculture.

What would you think of farming vertically? Indoors and vertically. Intensively, indoors and vertical…you get the slant.

It is becoming more common in cities and regions where space is at a premium. The key is controlling the environment.

A North Carolina professor describes his work and how it is being applied worldwide.

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