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.
Chris is currently the Operation Manager at Homer Farms Inc. Prior to joining Homer Farms, Chris worked numerous years specializing as a mechanical technician before deciding to pursue his career in vertical farming. He has spent the last several years working and researching in various controlled environment agriculture settings from greenhouses to vertical farms and is currently finishing his B.S. in Biological Sciences from Arizona State University.