New Jersey-based AeroFarms proposes a radical and more sustainable way to grow the world's food. One challenge AeroFarms faces as it tries to grow is simply scaling the necessary expertise to run these farms. In the U.S., the UA, University of California, Davis, and the University of Michigan are among the few institutions that offer courses in vertical farming.
New, dynamic food system strategies are necessary in the 21st century to help reduce hunger, ensure agricultural stability and livelihoods, and prevent environmental degradation. As a land-grant university, the UA has spent years equipping students, local Arizonans, and partners around the world with agricultural and resource management tools and the insights into food security that will help solve the food challenges of the future.