Homer Farms is a clean-tech startup company based in Arizona that converts organic waste into liquid fertilizer and bioenergy to aid in the growth of organic food in vertical farms that we design and construct. We serve high-end grocery stores, hotels, and universities where fresh, organic foods are in high demand. Consequently, these customers generate a large amount of food waste which Homer Farms converts to concentrated fertilizer and bioenergy using a proprietary process.
Our closed-loop system consists of two components, a vertical farm and an anaerobic digester, making Homer Farms a one-stop solution for local fresh, organic food and simple collection of food waste.
Unlike traditional methods using multiple suppliers, Homer Farms supplies local fresh organic produce and resolves difficulties of food waste management. The system can provide our customers with significant financial and natural resource savings by consuming 95% less fresh water and minimizing transportation distances. Moreover, the system converts greenhouse gases (e.g., methane) into renewable energy and biomass without any emissions, allowing our customers to advance their sustainability programs.
Chad currently leads a professional development group for Arizona State University specializing in Environmental Compliance and Worker Safety Training. He has an extensive background in Engineering Project Management, including stints as a Senior Project Manager for General Motors and multiple industrial installation companies. He also currently consults for Central Industrial LLC, an industrial services company specializing in manufacturing tooling installations and building steel erection.
Chad received his B.S. in Industrial Technology from Arizona State University and his M.B.A. from Oakland University.
Lacy is the Operation Manager at Homer Farms Inc. She has extensive experience in food waste management and crop production. She has worked alongside plant physiologists and other experts in vertical farming to conduct experiments with hydroponics. She has several years of expertise regarding customer relations and financial management. Lacy received her B.S. in Biological Sciences from Arizona State University.