Since 2013 the AVF has spread throughout Europe, the USA and into Asia and India. The AVF has continued along its path of collaboration by enlisting volunteers throughout the world to grow its network and influence. What began as a small idea has grown into a recognized name. For many looking to be actively involved in vertical farming, the AVF has served as a consistent resource for achieving their goals.
The AVF is just getting started and they have many bold plans for the future. In 2016 they are launching the first e-learning platform for Vertical Farming, expanding their member-base, organizing more of their well-received collaborative workshops and multiple conferences around the world. Their capstone event in 2016 will be the AVF Summit, which is taking place in Amsterdam on June 13th, just after GreenTech. Moreover, they are initiating data benchmarking within the nascent vertical farming industry, having received expert guidance from Columbia University’s Sustainability Management Program on strategies for developing a sustainability certification framework for indoor agriculture. In 2016 the AVF will also release its first whitepaper presenting certain knowledge gained since inception. To achieve all this and more, they are starting up project groups consisting of their members.
Above all, the AVF is a network of professionals driving the dialogue and business of vertical farming. For more information and to join their network, visit www.vertical-farming.net. You can also subscribe to their monthly newsletter, join interesting discussions in their Forum or LinkedIn group and follow them on facebook (https://www.facebook.com/