Perry Baptista

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Women in Ag: Why aren't there more?

Posted by Perry Baptista on April 30, 2015

It's time to shift women's role in modern farming.

If I say farmer, what do you think of?

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Topics: Industry

6 Essential Marketing Materials for Upstart Farms

Posted by Perry Baptista on January 23, 2015

Marketing matters

As many farmers begin planning their farm, the area of marketing appears as a giant, intimidating question mark. While everybody knows that marketing is imperative to success, not many people feel comfortable working with it. This leads to one of two reactions. 

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Topics: Business, Upstart Farmers

Maximize Light on Your Vertical Farm Using Conveyor Cropping

Posted by Perry Baptista on January 19, 2015

 

Conveyor Cropping to Maximize Light and Yields

So you're running a successful vertical farm using ZipGrow towers. Wonderful!

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Topics: Greenhouse

Unparalleled Support for Vertical Farmers

Posted by Perry Baptista on January 14, 2015

Support for Farmers Just Got Better

For a while now we've made it our mission to expand your knowledge of practical (i.e. not a "sky farm skyscraper") vertical hydroponic growing.

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Topics: Business, Upstart Farmers

Insuring Your Upstart Farm

Posted by Perry Baptista on December 17, 2014

What kind of insurance do you need for your farm?

Insuring your Upstart Farm is an important step when starting the business.

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Topics: Business

SmartGreens: Canada's First Upstart Farmers

Posted by Perry Baptista on December 12, 2014

 

Upstart Farmers at New Latitudes

An Upstart Farmer is an innovative farmer who uses efficient, sustainable techniques to grow better food and enrich his or her community.
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Topics: Spotlights, Upstart Farmers

4 Tips for the Best Greenhouse Workbench Setup

Posted by Perry Baptista on December 9, 2014

Don't Forget the Workbench!

We've published a mass of content about vertical farm setup, plumbing, and system configuration.

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Topics: Greenhouse

Want to serve free samples? Get a temporary food stand permit!

Posted by Perry Baptista on November 24, 2014

"Free Samples!"

Farmers' markets are a great place for Upstart Farmers to sell their first harvests and gain recognition in the local community.

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Topics: Business

Your Upstart Farm and the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act

Posted by Perry Baptista on November 18, 2014

The Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act

Let's be honest.

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Topics: Business

Marketing Your CSA

Posted by Perry Baptista on October 27, 2014

How to Start Marketing Your CSA

Thinking of starting a Community Supported Agriculture program for your hydroponically-produced fresh greens and herbs? Great idea, but don’t get started too fast! With you in mind, Bright Agrotech has recently published a CSA Grower’s Packet. This is blog post three of four to highlight what a CSA grower needs to succeed. If you can’t wait, download the entire packet here.

Now that you’re in production and have a CSA contract written, you need to find CSA shareholders. Where should you begin marketing your CSA?
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Topics: Business

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