Carmen and Jordan meet with Tyler Whale, entrepreneur and subject-matter expert in the agricultural industry. Tyler holds a Ph.D. in Immunology, he is a business development lead at Saskatoon Colostrum Company, the Industry Liaison at the University of Guelph, and the President of Ontario Agri-food Technologies (OAFT).
Tyler has worked closely with dozens of ag-innovation companies from all over Ontario and we were so excited to talk to him about the future of urban agriculture, and more specifically, vertical farming.
Vertical farming is the practice of growing crops in environmentally controlled vertically stacked layers. Tyler talks us through how investors can partner with industry professionals to convert existing industrial properties into vertical farms. He also details what is required to build Canadian capacity in vertical agricultural infrastructure, the investment required, and how this method can change food production as we know it locally and globally!
For anyone interested in this hot topic, vertical farming presents a tremendous opportunity in the Canadian landscape for investors. We encourage you to watch the full episode to learn what is on the horizon in this space.