A chat with Chris Corkery of Hundred Acre hydroponic farm

2020 was a year which brought to light many of the serious shortcomings of the food supply chain, both in the U.S. and beyond. Consumers saw it play out in food shortages and price increases. And restaurants – already struggling to make ends meet – are still feeling the blow in terms of product availability and pricing.

Among the responses created to meet these issues head-on is Hundred Acre, an urban hydroponic farm which aims to harness the power of fresh food, agricultural technologies, and light manufacturing to revitalize an underserved area in Milwaukee.

In this week’s podcast, we chat with Hundred Acre founder Chris Corkery about the farm, his background and the series of events that led him to look to hydroponics as a source for supply chain resilience, workforce development and STEM education.


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