As controlled-environment agriculture (CEA) continues to expand, there are more instances of multi-location farms managed by individual operators. While it is typical for operators to have access to significant amounts of data from and about their farm environment, some CEA software platforms are built around monitoring and analytics of an isolated farm.
AmplifiedAg, an agtech company built on the principles and architecture of enterprise-grade multi-tenant software as a service (SaaS) agricultural technology, has announced the release of its Enterprise Farm Health (EFH) function for operators running on its AmpEDGE farm software platform. The EFH provides users with a single all-encompassing view of an entire farming enterprise and the inbound and outbound supply chain.
Instead of only being able to access data farm by farm, the Enterprise Farm Health function assembles and organizes details from every farm in a user’s network across all site locations, facilities, and farm environments, including container farms, vertical farms, and greenhouses. This visibility provides the user with the real-time health of an entire organization and its key functions to easily access consolidated environmental, operational, financial, and risk reporting.
From the enterprise viewpoint, the user can narrow in on a farm facility, to a site location, all the way down to an individual farm unit, and be able to navigate and control all of the associated functions and data analytics including environmental controls systems, harvest yields, food safety metrics, inventory, client orders, finance, and more.
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“The AmpEDGE Enterprise Farm Health function is a critical component to an indoor farm operation, especially one that is scaling,” says Don Taylor, CEO and founder of AmplifiedAg. “Indoor farming has a complex set of requirements and operations, and the EFH enables the farmer to track and report on the global breadth of an organization for complete agricultural and agribusiness management.”
The EFH and the AmpEDGE platform at large is positioned to assist the evolving needs of modern agriculture with its multi-farm multi-site management capabilities, especially as the need to move food production closer to the end consumer increases.
“We’re seeing more and more farmers that are diversifying their operations by blending their existing greenhouse production, and even field production, with vertical farming to add meaningful capacity to their business,” Taylor says. “This is where AmpEDGE and the EFH function truly shine with the versatile ability to track and manage a farmer’s fully integrated operations and supply chain network.”
AmpEDGE is a farm and supply chain management platform that correlates and streamlines the inner and outer workings of a farm including environmental control systems, business operations, and financial integrations all in one application. AmplifiedAg provides AmpEDGE software and control systems to independent vertical farms, greenhouses and other controlled agriculture environments. The software and controls are also fully integrated into AmplifiedAg’s container farming systems that are in operation by third parties across the country.
Learn more about AmpEDGE and AmplifiedAg farms and technologies here.