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How To Get An Indoor Farm Up & Running

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Jul 22, 2020 01:06 PM

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Milan Kluko
CEO @Artesian Farms
Milan Kluko has been in environmental engineering, alternative energy, agriculture, & solid waste industry as an engineering consultant, developer, vendor & technology supplier for 38 years. For four + decades he’s worked on recycling & solid waste reduction programs, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy and low impact development projects worldwide. From 2001-2015 he worked on worldwide projects as a sustainability consultant for the Coca Cola Company. During the past several decades his focus has been primarily on “project-based” assignments gaining significant expertise with a variety of environmental, agriculture, alternative energy, &recycling systems. He has worked in early stage “sustainable” agricultural & related water quality and supply projects in the western US as well as consulted with large Illinois and Iowa based agricultural companies evaluating Controlled Environment Agriculture (“CEA”) and sustainable “indoor” farming.
Daniel Malechuk
CEO @Kalera
Daniel Malechuk is CEO of Kalera. A food industry veteran, Malechuk has spent his career managing and growing several of the world’s leading food, grocery, and produce companies. As a leader in the industry, Daniel has worked in both sales and supply chain optimization and has built sustainability programs for companies such as Shamrock Foods, Keysource Foods, and ALDI. While at Shamrock Foods, Malechuk led the retail division and drove explosive revenue and profitability growth and expansion across the Southwest. Daniel also served as Vice President at Keysource Foods, where he led company strategy and sales operations and negotiated contracts with some of the world’s largest food companies, including ConAgra, Carnival Corporation, PF Chang’s, ALDI, and Sysco.
Nona Yehia
CEO & Co-Founder @Vertical Harvest
Nona Yohia is uniquely positioned in the vertical farming sphere. She is at once a practicing Architect and the Co-Founder, and CEO of the 1st vertical hydroponic greenhouse in the United States. Vertical Harvest of Jackson Hole is a cutting-edge commercial scale greenhouse that not only grows food for communities, in communities~ but futures for those who need it most. Following her passion for local food and experiences growing up with a brother with developmental disabilities, Nona conceived of a three story hydroponic greenhouse that employs people with developmental disabilities while producing local food for the community year round. In 2016 Vertical Harvest opened its doors. This flagship project embodies Nona’s efforts to pursue projects that have a profound impact on communities based on agricultural, economic and social innovation. Nona and her team have positioned Vertical Harvest to expand its brand to serve communities across the nation.