Why agtech grows in Brooklyn

We've seen an abundance of agtech activity in the borough. But why here?

Digging beds on rooftops and harvesting baby radishes under the summer sun is rather 2010. …  Agrilyst is refining its workflow and data management software for indoor farms to automate aspects of the industry. … The agriculture technology industry (agtech for short) has seen extraordinary growth in Brooklyn in the past several years. Local entrepreneurs are pushing the boundaries of what urban agriculture looks like despite the fact that New York appears an unexpected home for such disruption in farming space. Nevertheless, Brooklyn has become a fertile environment for the future of food.

 

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