Siemens, 80 Acres announce collaboration

Siemens is providing 80 Acres with technology and an undisclosed amount of capital.

Tisha Livingston, CEO Infinite Acres, Mike Zelkind, CEO 80 Acres, and Barbara Humpton, President and CEO of Siemens USA
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Per a press release dated Dec. 6, Siemens announced a collaboration with 80 Acres Farms.

Through an undisclosed initial investment, "the two entities have partnered to apply innovative technology within the agriculture industry — fostering sustainable, healthy, traceable, and more productive farming practice." Siemens will also provide 80 Acres with software and hardware solutions that span "intelligent facility and energy management systems." 

80 Acres has five production farms in southwestern Ohio and a new facility in Florence, Kentucky. The company is also planning a future farm in Covington, Georgia. They also have R&D facilities in Arkansas and the Netherlands. 

"We sometimes hear that food is medicine. Vertical farming is an opportunity to turn this concept into a reality, and 80 Acres Farms' use of technology is now modeling the path forward for this transformative approach to food production," said Siemens USA President and CEO Barbara Humpton. "In this moment of change and disruption – and in a world becoming increasingly 'glocal' – what I see at 80 Acres Farms represents both the purpose and the power of the industrial technologies now readily available to us: the capability to invent anywhere, then to scale our world-changing solutions everywhere."  

"Infinite Acres has built the Loop platform through collaboration with best-in-class technology partners such as Priva, Ocado, and Signify. Our new partnership with Siemens takes our collaboration and technology platform to a new level through the 360° approach across software and connected hardware solutions — from digital twins to advanced controls," says Tisha Livingston, co-founder of 80 Acres Farms and CEO of Infinite Acres.

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