In March, U.S. Senator Mark Warner came to visit AeroFarms Danville for a tour of the farm and roundtable discussion on the future of agriculture in Virginia. Senator Warner had a chance to tour AeroFarms Danville, the world’s largest aeroponic smart farm capable of growing over 3 million pounds of our award-winning leafy greens annually.
AeroFarms hosted a roundtable discussion for the agriculture community, where Senator Warner spoke with local farmers and agribusiness stakeholders about Virginia’s rich history of agriculture and its future with the contributions of controlled environment agriculture (CEA) companies like AeroFarms. Guests at the discussion ranged from dairy farmers to those in agricultural research to lenders who work in the farming community. Additionally, Senator Warner provided updates on the progress of the 2023 Farm Bill, which is updated every five years, including the food and agriculture programs within the upcoming bill such as Supplemental Nutritional Access Program (SNAP), crop insurance, forestry management, and more.
During the event, AeroFarms Co-founder and CEO David Rosenberg spoke to attendees about the importance of collaboration between different sectors of the agriculture industry, as well as the reasons why government support for the growing vertical farming industry is so crucial to its success.
AeroFarms Danville Key Benefits:
• Capable of serving over 50 million people within a day’s drive
• Capable of growing over 3 million pounds of leafy greens annually
• Hands-free farming with end-to-end automation from seeding to growing to harvesting to packaging
• Over 50% water savings and over 50% improvement in LED efficiency through proprietary design versus previous farm