Agrilyst has released their third annual State of Indoor Farming Survey, according to a press release. This survey gives Agrilyst and growers insight on emerging trends and challenges in the greenhouse and vertical farming industries. Those interested can view the report here.
Last year, Agrilyst received over 150 responses from indoor farmers for the 2017 State of Indoor Farming report. The report shared insight on the benefits and challenges for growers. According to the report, 25 percent of growers responded that their biggest challenge is capital - from access to working capital to expansion capital to cost of production. Even though they faced these challenges, 51 percent of growers reported operating profitably.
"this year we are digging even further into the costs of operating an indoor farm, "Allison Kopf, CEO of Agrilyst, said. "We hope that the report will give everyone insight on the industry and help new growers get up and running faster."
More and better data collected means more insights for growers. Growers can participate in the 2018 State of Indoor Farming survey here. The survey takes approximately 25 minutes to complete.