Back to Top

"One of today's leaders in investor relations and shareholder services"

Tag Archives: INQD

Indoor Farming: The Answer to our Food Supply amid Climate Change

Indoor Harvest, Corp.

April 28, 2015, Indoor Harvest, Corp. (OTCQB: INQD), is an emerging design build contractor and OEM manufacturer of commercial aeroponic and hydroponic system fixtures and framing systems for use in Controlled Environmental Agriculture and Building Integrated Agriculture.

The EPA has stated that agriculture and fisheries are highly dependent on specific climate conditions. Attempting to understand the comprehensive effect of climate change on our food supply can be formidable. Increases in temperature and carbon dioxide can be helpful for some crops in certain areas. However, nutrient levels, soil moisture, water availability, and other conditions must also be met. Shifts in the frequency and severity of extreme weather conditions will present challenges for farmers and ranchers. Ultimately, climate change will likely make it increasingly difficult to grow crops, raise animals, and catch fish in the same ways and places as we have done in the past. Farming practices and technology need to be considered in finding the solution to feeding the masses while confronting the effects of climate change in the world.

Indoor Harvest’s, founder and CEO, Chad Sykes, stated. “Agriculture is moving indoors because of the cost of crops. A changing climate is disrupting agriculture.” Record drought conditions are currently occurring in key agricultural regions in the United States, specifically, California. Drought conditions are predicted to persist due to the changing climate. As a result, agricultural production will lessen. Indoor agriculture has the ability to boost and sustain crop production in regions like California that are effected by drought, using very little water.

Indoor Harvest explains aeroponics as the process of growing plants in an air or mist environment without the use of soil or an aggregate medium (known as geoponics). Aeroponic culture differs from both conventional and hydroponics and in-vitro (plant tissue culture) growing. Unlike hydroponics, which uses water as a growing medium and essential minerals to sustain plant growth, aeroponics is conducted without a growing medium.

Crops grown in the United States are critical for the food supply nationally and internationally. U.S. Exports supply more than 30% of all wheat, corn, and rice on the global market. Changes in temperature, amount of carbon dioxide, and the frequency and intensity of extreme weather could have significant impacts on crop yields. Indoor crop production enables year-round growing by mitigating the effects of weather. Indoor farms are able to increase margins by being able to produce an endless variety of crops year-round. Farms that once solely grew summer crops have the option to diversify and expand their produce portfolio and growing season. Further, production variability from indoor farms is vastly diminished, making operating costs largely predictable. These benefits for producers trickle down to the consumer in the form of a consistent availability and quality of produce year-round across the country. This will be a much welcomed stability for produce buyers accustomed to inconsistent supplies and volatile market prices.

Weather is a key factor in crop yield. Indoor farming removes weather from the production equation and is essential to meet market needs in our changing climate. Several businesses are already using indoor agriculture technology to drive profits and grow indoor crops in a cost-competitive manner. Being able to offer quality produce during a season where it would normally be unavailable is an economical advantage to restaurants and grocers. Indoor farmers also have the ability to enhance the quality and flavor of their produce by growing in a controlled and sterile environment.

Indoor Harvest is developing their aeroponic and hydroponic systems for use by both horticulture enthusiasts and commercial operators who seek to utilize aeroponic and hydroponic vertical farming methods within a controlled indoor environment. On May 15, 2013, Indoor Harvest filed a provisional application for patent with the United States Patent and Trademark Office to extend protection of their invention and subsequently filed a non-provisional application for patent on May 15, 2014. Their application was published on November 20, 2014 as US-2014-0338261-A1, a “modular aeroponic system and related methods.” Indoor Harvest’s patent is currently pending.

On September 18, 2013, INQD entered into a material transfer agreement with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab to provide aeroponic system components for MITCityFarm.

On December 18, 2014, INQD entered into a Cannabis Production Pilot Agreement with Tweed Marijuana Inc., a TSX Venture Exchange listed company and its wholly-owned subsidiaries Tweed Inc. and Tweed Farms Inc. which are licensed producers of medical cannabis in Canada.

Recently, INQD has signed a letter of intent with the city of Pasadena, TX to build an indoor farming facility and education center in the city’s downtown area. This facility will serve as a showcase to demonstrate Indoor Harvest’s capabilities to prospective customers as well as an educational, nonprofit center that would include an academic program for vertical farm as lab for practical studies. Chad Sykes reported, “The Pasadena center will generate some revenue down the road. More importantly it presents an opportunity for Indoor Harvest to demonstrate the benefits behind indoor farming in the short and long-term.”

Indoor farming will never wholly replace traditional outdoor farming methods. However, its unique ability to aid producers regardless of climate and foster a relationship with consumers who desire quality is unparalleled. An agricultural system that is resilient to supply shocks and better prepared to meet the demands of a growing global population will benefit generations to come.

About SmallCapVoice.com

SmallCapVoice.com is a recognized corporate investor relations firm, with clients nationwide, known for its ability to help emerging growth companies build a following among retail and institutional investors. SmallCapVoice.com utilizes its stock newsletter to feature its daily stock picks, audio interviews, as well as its clients’ financial news releases. SmallCapVoice.com also offers individual investors all the tools they need to make informed decisions about the stocks they are interested in. Tools like stock charts, stock alerts, and Company Information Sheets can assist with investing in stocks that are traded on the OTC BB and Pink Sheets. To learn more about SmallCapVoice.com and their services, please visit http://www.smallcapvoice.com/services.html or sign up for our FREE newsletter here http://www.smallcapvoice.com/newsletter.html

Posted in Articles| Tagged |

Indoor Harvest’s Indoor Farming Systems Provide Consumers with Local Produce Year-Round

INQD

April 14, 2015 Indoor Harvest Corp. (OTCQB: INQD), a Houston based company designing and selling commercial grade aeroponic and hydroponic systems for use in urban Controlled Environment Agriculture and Building Integrated Agriculture is posing a solution for America’s need for sustainable farming and embracing consumer’s ever-increasing desire for access to fresh and local produce.

According to the USDA, approximately 70% of all fresh fruit and vegetables consumed in the U.S. are grown in Third World countries. Of the produce grown and sold within the United States, the majority comes from large corporate farms that rely heavily on irrigation, fertilizers, pesticides and temperate weather. Indoor Harvest has a passion to change where and how our food is grown through the use of their vertical aeroponic farming systems.

Indoor Harvest Corp. founder and CEO, Chad Sykes says, “The demand for locally grown produce is growing by leaps and bounds. The demand for local food has increased from $1 billion in 2005 to over $7 billion last year. Concerns over food safety, an interest in building local economies and access to higher quality produce is driving the growth. Indoor farms can address some of this demand and with water becoming a commodity in places out west or rising food costs in the north east, indoor farming methods are becoming viable solutions for local food production.”

Aeroponics: Bridging the Organic and Technological Gap

According to Indoor Harvest’s website, aeroponics is the process of growing plants in an air or mist environment without the use of soil or a medium. NASA funded research concluded that a high pressure hydro-atomized mist of 5-50 microns is essential for the development of robust root structures which increase a plants ability to uptake minerals and nutrients.

Aeroponics can provide clean and efficient food production. Plant production can be increased by as much as 40% for certain plant types. Plant cuttings can be rooted in over half the time of traditional methods. Crops can be planted and harvested in the system year-round without interruption and free of soil contamination, pesticides, and other impurities. Since the growing environment is clean and sterile, the chances of spreading plant disease and infection commonly found in soil and other growing media are greatly reduced.

Further, high-pressure aeroponics can reduce water usage by as much as 90%, fertilizer usage by 60%, and pesticide usage by 100%, all while maximizing crop yields. Plants grown with high-pressure aeroponics have also been shown to absorb more nutrients, making the plants healthier and providing higher plant metabolites and organic compounds.

Aeroponics is currently one of the fastest growing methods for indoor cultivation. Indoor Harvest’s patent pending aeroponic growth tray is the largest high-pressure design currently available on the market. This system can also be configured for low-pressure operation for smaller budget projects.

In late December 2013, Indoor Harvest began development of a framing system for vertical farming of culinary herbs, micro-greens and leafy greens. Using a modular-fixture-based approach, Indoor Harvest developed a universal framing system that is designed to work with standard strut framing systems, Illumitex brand horticulture, LED’s and standard hydroponic systems. The Indoor Harvest framing system is also designed for use with their modular aeroponic system, making the complete product line interchangeable.

Consumption Trends

Today’s world is in a rapid state of technological innovation and evolution. Regrettably, often times this means compromising quality for convenience. At the turn of the 20th century, most of the food that was consumed was grown within 50 miles of a consumer’s home. Once the American demographic shifted from rural to urban, many local food sources disappeared. Prompted by improvements in transport, Americans started looking farther away from home for food. Small growers lacked the economy of scale that industrial farming enjoyed, deterring consumers. However, present day culture is shifting ideals. The Farm-to-Fork Movement — presently, one of the biggest trends in the nutrition world — stems from an opposing school of thought: one that values local production for local consumption. Previously, there was a disconnect between the product and the consumer. Today, an increasing number of Americans want that connection, and are willing to pay for it. Indoor Harvest’s vertical farming systems have the ability to provide consumers with fresh, convenient, affordable and local produce year-round.

Relevancy

Consumer attitudes coupled with environmental change have created a ripe environment for the indoor farming industry to thrive. The average metropolitan area in America still grows or raises less than 2 percent of the food it consumes. Many areas of our country have been plagued with lengthy droughts and bitter cold winters. Indoor Harvest’s technological breakthroughs in the indoor farming industry prove their relevancy in today’s economy. There are an estimated 15 commercial-scale vertical farms and rooftop greenhouses in North America today, and it is projected that an additional 30 will be added in 2015. With a total market size of over $9 billion, indoor agriculture is poised to revolutionize the American food supply chain.

About SmallCapVoice.com

SmallCapVoice.com is a recognized corporate investor relations firm, with clients nationwide, known for its ability to help emerging growth companies build a following among retail and institutional investors. SmallCapVoice.com utilizes its stock newsletter to feature its daily stock picks, audio interviews, as well as its clients’ financial news releases. SmallCapVoice.com also offers individual investors all the tools they need to make informed decisions about the stocks they are interested in. Tools like stock charts, stock alerts, and Company Information Sheets can assist with investing in stocks that are traded on the OTC BB and Pink Sheets. To learn more about SmallCapVoice.com and their services, please visit http://www.smallcapvoice.com/services.html or sign up for our FREE newsletter here http://www.smallcapvoice.com/newsletter.html

Posted in Articles| Tagged |

4-7-15 SmallCapVoice Interview with Indoor Harvest Corp. (INQD)

Indoor Harvest Corp. (INQD)

Indoor Harvest, Corp.’s CEO and founder, Chad Sykes, Inc. called into SmallCapVoice.com to provide the listening audience with a comprehensive overview of the Company’s history, unique business model and technology, as well as his own candid insights into the goals for the Company in 2015.

Indoor Harvest, Corp. (OTCQB: INQD), through its brand name Indoor Harvest™, is an emerging design build contractor and OEM manufacturer of commercial aeroponic and hydroponic system fixtures and framing systems for use in Controlled Environment Agriculture and Building Integrated Agriculture. Our patent pending aeroponic fixtures are based upon a modular concept in which primary components are interchangeable. We are developing our aeroponic and hydroponic systems for use by both horticulture enthusiasts and commercial operators who seek to utilize aeroponic and hydroponic vertical farming methods within a controlled indoor environment. Please visit our website at http://www.indoorharvest.com for more information about our Company.

This interview may include forward looking statements. These forward-looking statements generally are identified by the words “believe,” “project,” “estimate,” “become,” “plan,” “will,” and similar expressions. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks as well as uncertainties, including those discussed in the following cautionary statements and elsewhere in this release. Although the Company believes that its expectations are based on reasonable assumptions, the actual results that the Company may achieve may differ materially from any forward-looking statements, which reflect the opinions of the management of the Company only as of the date hereof.

Posted in Interviews| Tagged |