Nate leads science and innovation for Plenty’s cutting-edge vertical farm technologies. He has extensive experience in plant production and equipment design, and drives Plenty’s ground-breaking plant science to deliver industry leading yields of delicious fresh fruits and vegetables.
Prior to Plenty, he founded Bright Agrotech, an agriculture company that created hardware, software and services to advance the indoor and vertical agriculture industries.
Nate received his Ph.D. in Agronomy from the University of Wyoming with an emphasis in vertical plane hydroponic production. He also received his Bachelor’s and Masters of Science degrees in Agriculture Science from the University of Wyoming.
Day 1: Jun 9, 2021
FIRESIDE CHAT: BIG DATA
Vertical Farming: Examining the Role Big Data Plays in Keeping our Produce Safe
Even before COVID-19, there were multiple factors shaping the indoor agriculture marketplace. Agriculture is safer today because of technological innovation and understanding. This session will detail how to successfully leverage big data and it will enable you to:
- Utilize big data to increase the safety and quality of produce
- Provide uncontaminated, safe and consistent produce all year round while increasing yields and environmental benefits
- Fix the cracks in our global food supply chain and delivery logistics to help optimize the quality and quantity of food that is available to all