Episode 35: The Future of Indoor Agriculture with Plenty

Indoor agriculture. Two simple words that represent a powerful shift in one of our biggest industries. The ability to grow produce vertically, instead of horizontally and protected from the elements is revolutionizing the industry. Aside from drastically reducing the amount of space needed, the ability to hyper-control all aspects of the growing process means there's no need for pesticides or GMOs and that taste will be consistent. One of the big driving forces behind this new market is Plenty, an indoor agriculture company here to change the world. We sat down with Co-Founder Dr. Nate Storey to understand the process behind vertical farming, what the current challenges are and what's in store for them in the near future. Join us as we explore a fascinating world that is in its infancy and about to explode.


Clara Mouawad

Clara is the Content Specialist at BCC Research, where she spends her time writing blogs and white papers, designing graphics and thinking up ways BCC can take over the world...like with a podcast.

A world traveler (less so during COVID19, of course), marketing whiz and always thirsty for knowledge, Clara finds innovators in a variety of fields and asks the question that our listeners want to know: How will this industry, technology or company shape how we live and work in the future?

Episode Timeline

  • [00:29]Introducing the world of indoor agriculture and Plenty
  • [01:37]Nate's story and how he came to co-found Plenty
  • [03:15]Looking at the current agricultural landscape
  • [05:50]On creating the perfect growing environment-indoors
  • [08:27]The role of AI and robotics in vertical farming
  • [16:16]How Plenty is reducing the food system supply chain by 20x
  • [24:46]The impact that the pandemic has had on the industry
  • [30:17]Main hurdles facing the indoor agricultural industry
  • [40:20]The future of indoor agriculture