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CLIENT FEATURE: Urban Barns (URBF: OTCQB) Capitalizing on Evolution of Cubic Farming

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 11:24 AM on Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

What is Cubic Farming?

  • A revolution in Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA)
  • Propriety, patent-pending, looped conveyer growing system
  • Advanced uniform LED technology
  • Automated watering and nutrients
  • Optimal conditions for crops to transition from seeds to maturity through pre-set germination, growing and harvesting phases.

Why Urban Barns Foods?

  • Unknown story due to no previous IR = best opportunity to get in
  • Tier-1 Customers = Commercial Acceptance
  • 320 square feet = 3 acres of farm production
  • $6M Market Cap = Great Risk/Reward
  • Watch this video clip to see what production looks like
  • Watch this video clip to see what the Executive Chef at Chateau Frontenac has to say

Marquee Customers Include:

Strong Institutional Ownership, 39% Owned By:

Modern Agriculture Needs Green Innovation

The Cubic Farming Advantage

  • 100% controlled environment
  • Growing 365 days a year
  • No pesticides, herbicides or fungicides
  • No GMOs
  • Minimal water requirements
  • Superior nutritional values
  • Longer shelf life
  • Consistency

Consumers Demand Clean Food

  • Globally, the BFY (BETTER FOR YOU) food category is projected to grow by 25% to over $199.8 billion in 2015.
  • GMOs, a major concern for North American consumers
  • 72% of consumers say it is important to avoid GMOs when they shop
  • 40% of consumers say they look for non-GMO claims on food
  • Natural & clean foods are increasingly mainstream
  • Not only for higher income, most educated privileged segment. It is becoming a social movement.

Urban Barns Is the Solution


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CLIENT FEATURE: Urban Barns (URBF: OTCQB) Capitalizing on Evolution of Cubic Farming

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 12:05 PM on Friday, August 28th, 2015

What is Cubic Farming?

  • A revolution in Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA)
  • Propriety, patent-pending, looped conveyer growing system
  • Advanced uniform LED technology
  • Automated watering and nutrients
  • Optimal conditions for crops to transition from seeds to maturity through pre-set germination, growing and harvesting phases.

Why Urban Barns Foods?

  • Unknown story due to no previous IR = best opportunity to get in
  • Tier-1 Customers = Commercial Acceptance
  • 320 square feet = 3 acres of farm production
  • $6M Market Cap = Great Risk/Reward
  • Watch this video clip to see what production looks like
  • Watch this video clip to see what the Executive Chef at Chateau Frontenac has to say

Marquee Customers Include:

Strong Institutional Ownership, 39% Owned By:

Modern Agriculture Needs Green Innovation

The Cubic Farming Advantage

  • 100% controlled environment
  • Growing 365 days a year
  • No pesticides, herbicides or fungicides
  • No GMOs
  • Minimal water requirements
  • Superior nutritional values
  • Longer shelf life
  • Consistency

Consumers Demand Clean Food

  • Globally, the BFY (BETTER FOR YOU) food category is projected to grow by 25% to over $199.8 billion in 2015.
  • GMOs, a major concern for North American consumers
  • 72% of consumers say it is important to avoid GMOs when they shop
  • 40% of consumers say they look for non-GMO claims on food
  • Natural & clean foods are increasingly mainstream
  • Not only for higher income, most educated privileged segment. It is becoming a social movement.

Urban Barns Is the Solution


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CLIENT FEATURE: Urban Barns (URBF: OTCQB) Capitalizing on Evolution of Cubic Farming

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 11:47 AM on Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

 

What is Cubic Farming?

 

 

  • A revolution in Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA)
  • Propriety, patent-pending, looped conveyer growing system
  • Advanced uniform LED technology
  • Automated watering and nutrients
  • Optimal conditions for crops to transition from seeds to maturity through pre-set germination, growing and harvesting phases.

Why Urban Barns Foods?

  • Unknown story due to no previous IR = best opportunity to get in
  • Tier-1 Customers = Commercial Acceptance
  • 320 square feet = 3 acres of farm production
  • $6M Market Cap = Great Risk/Reward
  • Watch this video clip to see what production looks like
  • Watch this video clip to see what the Executive Chef at Chateau Frontenac has to say

Marquee Customers Include:

Strong Institutional Ownership, 39% Owned By:

Modern Agriculture Needs Green Innovation

The Cubic Farming Advantage

  • 100% controlled environment
  • Growing 365 days a year
  • No pesticides, herbicides or fungicides
  • No GMOs
  • Minimal water requirements
  • Superior nutritional values
  • Longer shelf life
  • Consistency

Consumers Demand Clean Food

  • Globally, the BFY (BETTER FOR YOU) food category is projected to grow by 25% to over $199.8 billion in 2015.
  • GMOs, a major concern for North American consumers
  • 72% of consumers say it is important to avoid GMOs when they shop
  • 40% of consumers say they look for non-GMO claims on food
  • Natural & clean foods are increasingly mainstream
  • Not only for higher income, most educated privileged segment. It is becoming a social movement.

Urban Barns Is the Solution


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CLIENT FEATURE: Urban Barns (URBF: OTCQB) Capitalizing on Evolution of Cubic Farming

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 2:31 PM on Monday, July 20th, 2015

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What is Cubic Farming?

  • A revolution in Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA)
  • Propriety, patent-pending, looped conveyer growing system
  • Advanced uniform LED technology
  • Automated watering and nutrients
  • Optimal conditions for crops to transition from seeds to maturity through pre-set germination, growing and harvesting phases.

Why Urban Barns Foods?

  • Unknown story due to no previous IR = best opportunity to get in
  • Tier-1 Customers = Commercial Acceptance
  • 320 square feet = 3 acres of farm production
  • $6M Market Cap = Great Risk/Reward
  • Watch this video clip to see what production looks like
  • Watch this video clip to see what the Executive Chef at Chateau Frontenac has to say

Marquee Customers Include:

Strong Institutional Ownership, 39% Owned By:

Modern Agriculture Needs Green Innovation

The Cubic Farming Advantage

  • 100% controlled environment
  • Growing 365 days a year
  • No pesticides, herbicides or fungicides
  • No GMOs
  • Minimal water requirements
  • Superior nutritional values
  • Longer shelf life
  • Consistency

Consumers Demand Clean Food

  • Globally, the BFY (BETTER FOR YOU) food category is projected to grow by 25% to over $199.8 billion in 2015.
  • GMOs, a major concern for North American consumers
  • 72% of consumers say it is important to avoid GMOs when they shop
  • 40% of consumers say they look for non-GMO claims on food
  • Natural & clean foods are increasingly mainstream
  • Not only for higher income, most educated privileged segment. It is becoming a social movement.

Urban Barns Is the Solution


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Urban Barns Announces Management Changes

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 2:55 PM on Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

  • Mr. Horst Hueniken has stepped down as Chairman of the Board, although he remains a Director of the Company. Existing Director Mr. Jeremy Kendall, who takes on the additional responsibility of Chairman, replaces him.
  • Mr. Richard Groome has resigned as President and CEO but remains a Director of Urban Barns.
  • Mr. Hueniken has replaced Mr. Groome in those roles with a mandate to re-focus Urban Barns on selling premium priced Kosher-certified product and to improve the Company’s financial performance. Mr. Hueniken will also continue to act as the Company’s Secretary and Treasurer.

MIRABEL, QC / ACCESSWIRE / July 2, 2015 / Urban Barns Foods Inc. (OTCQB: URBF) (“Urban Barns” or “the Company”), a vertical farming company that produces Kosher-certified leafy vegetables using its proprietary Cubic Farming(TM) technology, has made the following changes to the Company’s management.

Mr. Horst Hueniken has stepped down as Chairman of the Board, although he remains a Director of the Company. Existing Director Mr. Jeremy Kendall, who takes on the additional responsibility of Chairman, replaces him. Mr. Richard Groome has resigned as President and CEO but remains a Director of Urban Barns. Mr. Hueniken has replaced Mr. Groome in those roles with a mandate to re-focus Urban Barns on selling premium priced Kosher-certified product and to improve the Company’s financial performance. Mr. Hueniken will also continue to act as the Company’s Secretary and Treasurer.

About Urban Barns Foods Inc.

Urban Barns uses patent pending and proprietary growing equipment to produce premium quality, chemical-free and non-GMO leafy vegetables in a secure and controlled indoor environment, including lettuce and basil that is Kosher-certified.

Forward-Looking Statements

Except for historical information contained herein, the matters set forth above may include forward-looking statements that involve certain risks and uncertainties. Words such as “may”, “could”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “intend”, “plan”, and similar expressions are used to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on the current beliefs of management, as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to management. Actual results could differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Urban Barns does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements and cautions investors to consider all other risks and uncertainties, including those disclosed in Urban Barns’ filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.

For further information, contact:

Urban Barns Foods Inc.
Horst Hueniken, President and CEO
horst@urbanbarns.com
Tel: +1 (416) 569-5810
www.urbanbarns.com

CLIENT FEATURE: Urban Barns (URBF: OTCQB) Capitalizing on Evolution of Cubic Farming

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 5:36 PM on Monday, June 29th, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

What is Cubic Farming?

  • A revolution in Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA)
  • Propriety, patent-pending, looped conveyer growing system
  • Advanced uniform LED technology
  • Automated watering and nutrients
  • Optimal conditions for crops to transition from seeds to maturity through pre-set germination, growing and harvesting phases.

Why Urban Barns Foods?

  • Unknown story due to no previous IR = best opportunity to get in
  • Tier-1 Customers = Commercial Acceptance
  • 320 square feet = 3 acres of farm production
  • Watch this video clip to see what production looks like
  • Watch this video clip to see what the Executive Chef at Chateau Frontenac has to say

Marquee Customers Include:

Strong Institutional Ownership, 39% Owned By:

Modern Agriculture Needs Green Innovation

The Cubic Farming Advantage

  • 100% controlled environment
  • Growing 365 days a year
  • No pesticides, herbicides or fungicides
  • No GMOs
  • Minimal water requirements
  • Superior nutritional values
  • Longer shelf life
  • Consistency

Consumers Demand Clean Food

  • Globally, the BFY (BETTER FOR YOU) food category is projected to grow by 25% to over $199.8 billion in 2015.
  • GMOs, a major concern for North American consumers
  • 72% of consumers say it is important to avoid GMOs when they shop
  • 40% of consumers say they look for non-GMO claims on food
  • Natural & clean foods are increasingly mainstream
  • Not only for higher income, most educated privileged segment. It is becoming a social movement.

Urban Barns Is the Solution


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CLIENT FEATURE: Urban Barns (URBF: OTCQB) Takes Cubic Farming to Drought Stricken California

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 10:15 AM on Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

What is Cubic Farming?

  • A revolution in Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA)
  • Propriety, patent-pending, looped conveyer growing system
  • Advanced uniform LED technology
  • Automated watering and nutrients
  • Optimal conditions for crops to transition from seeds to maturity through pre-set germination, growing and harvesting phases.

Why Urban Barns Foods?

  • Unknown story due to no previous IR = best opportunity to get in
  • Tier-1 Customers = Commercial Acceptance
  • 320 square feet = 3 acres of farm production
  • $5M Market Cap = Great Risk/Reward
  • Watch this video clip to see what production looks like
  • Watch this video clip to see what the Executive Chef at Chateau Frontenac has to say

Marquee Customers Include:

Strong Institutional Ownership, 39% Owned By:

Modern Agriculture Needs Green Innovation

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The Cubic Farming Advantage

  • 100% controlled environment
  • Growing 365 days a year
  • No pesticides, herbicides or fungicides
  • No GMOs
  • Minimal water requirements
  • Superior nutritional values
  • Longer shelf life
  • Consistency

Consumers Demand Clean Food

  • Globally, the BFY (BETTER FOR YOU) food category is projected to grow by 25% to over $199.8 billion in 2015.
  • GMOs, a major concern for North American consumers
  • 72% of consumers say it is important to avoid GMOs when they shop
  • 40% of consumers say they look for non-GMO claims on food
  • Natural & clean foods are increasingly mainstream
  • Not only for higher income, most educated privileged segment. It is becoming a social movement.

Urban Barns Is the Solution

 

Urban Barns’ Cubic Farming Seeks to Change the Future of Urban Farming one Head of Lettuce at a Time

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 7:27 PM on Monday, May 25th, 2015

  • Urban Barns is using a new farming technology dubbed controlled environment agriculture, or CEA
  • No traditional crop rows and no ladders inside an Urban Barns facility, Rather, long metal frames carrying growing trays are suspended in the air, circulating underneath thousands of red, amber, and blue LED lights
  • “I certainly believe this is the way of the future,” says Hough, head of business development and a jack-of-all-trades with Urban Barns

Greg Hough is on his way to the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Montreal, Canada, delivering another order of Urban Barns’ lettuce produced in its Cubic Farming system. The lettuce was harvested only three hours ago. Drawing on ideas and concepts used in greenhouse farming, vertical farming, and traditional field farming, Urban Barns’ patent-pending Cubic Farming system reconceptualizes the future of urban farming. “I certainly believe this is the way of the future,” says Hough, head of business development and a jack-of-all-trades with Urban Barns. “We certainly have some aspect of a vertical farm, but I like to think we use space even more efficiently and effectively.”

Urban Barns is using a new farming technology dubbed controlled environment agriculture, or CEA. There are no traditional crop rows and no ladders inside an Urban Barns facility. Rather, long metal frames carrying growing trays are suspended in the air, circulating underneath thousands of red, amber, and blue LED lights. In a sporadically sunny region like Canada, sunlight poses a major impediment to year-round farming ventures. Urban Barns’ hydroponic lettuce, however, suns itself for twelve to sixteen hours each day, using both ceiling-mounted LED lights and intra-canopy LED lights. With traditional farming methods, it can take anywhere form forty-five to ninety days to grow lettuce in the region. Urban Barns’ method has cut the process down to twenty-one days.

Cubic Farming technology doesn’t just present a new way to get from seed to table; it offers an entirely unique product as well. The Urban Barn facility is a completely controlled environment. Instead of overalls and work boots, employees don lab coats, hairnets, and gloves. As a result, Urban Barns does not need to use any herbicides, pesticides, or fungicides on its plants. With many consumers opting for organics in recent years, this creates a competitive advantage. Hough recalls a recent Canadian study in which fifty percent of the organic produce that was tested came back positive for pesticide residue. Urban Barns’ lettuce would probably come back completely negative.

From a production standpoint, Urban Barns’ has cut both time and labor costs dramatically. “Due to the conveyor system, one person can do seeding, planting, and harvesting without really having to move,” Says Hough. Currently, Urban Barns employees less than ten people including its executive team. The conveyor carries the metal trays right to the employee, as a gentle breeze travels throughout the barn. Fans connected to the enclosure provide just the right amount of wind to mirror some of the environmental stresses that the plants would encounter in nature. In the wild, plants have to combat many environmental stresses, like pests, drought, floods, and wind. They become stronger in response to these stresses, leading to healthier and more robust plants.

The cost production aspects of cubic farming and lower than many people would imagine. “Our system uses ninety-six percent less water than a traditional farm would use, so our water costs are extremely low,” says Hough. The most expensive part of the operation is the machinery. “We had nothing to model it after, so we had to design, build, and optimize our machinery from scratch,” says Hough. The company currently uses fourth generation machines to carry the lettuce, microgreens, and other produce along the conveyor belt system. According to Hough, these machines cost roughly $125,000.” Although the company uses thousands of LED lights, electricity accounts for less than one-fifth of total production costs.

The LED lights are a critical component of cubic farming technology. “If you look at our Urban Barn now, you will see a pinkish and purple-ish hue emanating from it.” This color is no accident. Urban Barns has worked closely with researchers at McGill University’s Bioresource Engineering program, including Dr. Mark Lesfred, who helped NASA figure out how to feed astronauts fresh vegetables in space. McGill has helped Urban Barns develop many aspects of cubic farming technology, including the precise tone and hue of each LED light. The color of the light makes a difference in the growing process, which, according to Hough, you can taste.

Urban Barns has many items on its technological advancement agenda. In hydroponic farming, crops are seeded and grown in plugs made from a fabric-like material commonly referred to as substrate. Currently, the company is exploring the use of alternatives to the rockwool substrate it uses to grow its lettuce and microgreens. McGill researchers have tested a wide variety of potential substrate substitutes, including hemp fiber and coconut fiber.

Right now, a number of Urban Barns’ microgreens are growing in the newly developed hemp fiber. The material is actually cheaper than rockwool, and provides a major bonus benefit for the company. “Substrates don’t break down, but these fibers will,” says Hough. For the company, sustainability and environmental stewardship are a top priority. Finding a cheaper and more sustainable alternative to traditional substrates would be a landmark success for Urban Barns as well as the larger hydroponic farming industry.

The company sees itself growing in the coming years and intends to venture into other types of produce. Hough is particularly interested in produce that cannot be grown year-round in the chilly Canadian climate, like fresh strawberries in winter. Urban Barns chose lettuce as its first crop in order to provide local residents with fresher alternatives to the imported lettuce on Canadian supermarket shelves. Most of Canada’s lettuce comes from California, taking seven days to travel across the continent and another two to three days to hit store shelves. The company also sees its geographical reach expanding. “The plan is to have a barn in every major city across North America,” says Hough.

These goals are not without impediments. Hough sees two potentially significant hurdles to bringing Cubic Farming technology to the forefront of the market. Consumer education has proved to be a task for many of Urban Barns’ endeavors. Currently, the company sells its lettuce in single-serving heads and is priced at the upper end of the organic produce market. “The education process is attached to the premium that we are charging now,” remarks Hough, “but our product has a lot more to offer.” Current clientele include many upper-end hotels in the area, like The Fairmont and Hyatt, in addition to many grocers throughout the region, including IGA, the largest grocer in the country.

As for the other hurdle, Urban Barns has identified at least two other operations using a similar LED light system, including a vertical farm on Canada’s eastern coast. “I believe it is going to be a first-to-market race,” remarks Hough.

Urban Barns’ aspirations of building Cubic Farming barns across the globe are tethered by a concept that is very important to the company. “We definitely have aspirations of becoming a global company, but we always want to maintain local roots.” The local food movement has gained popularity in recent years, and has drawn in many consumers who enjoy supporting local agriculture while receiving the freshest produce possible. “The current food system is not optimal,” says Hough. “This is the future. There is no question in my mind about it”

Source: http://agfundernews.com/urban-barns-cubic-farming-seeks-to-change-the-future-of-urban-farming-one-head-of-lettuce-at-a-time.html

Urban Barns Announces New Kosher Certifications

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 10:27 AM on Friday, May 22nd, 2015

  • Announced that it has recently received the MK Kosher certification for its Oak Leaf lettuce and three types of Micro Greens, namely Daikon, Sango/Rambo and Mizuna

MONTREAL, QUBEC, Canada, via ETELIGIS INC., 05/22/2015 – -Urban Barns Food Inc. (“Urban Barns”) (OTCQB: URBF), an innovative food producer, announced that it has recently received the MK Kosher certification for its Oak Leaf lettuce and three types of Micro Greens, namely Daikon, Sango/Rambo and Mizuna. Urban Barns Foods Inc. will continue to broaden its Kosher product line up with additional micro green varieties and herbs in the coming months. Dedicated in the cultivation of fresh vegetables throughout the year, Urban Barns Foods Inc. uses the latest in LED technology and is most noted for its proprietary Cubic Farming method.

These recent additions will add to the currently approved romaine and butterhead lettuce that obtained Kosher certification in December of 2014.

Rabbi Saul Emanuel, Executive Director of Canada’s Kosher certifier, expressed his delight over the company’s MK Kosher Certification which he feels will be beneficial for the Kosher catering and consumer industries. Furthermore, Rabbi Peretz Jaffe, the Kashrus coordinator, noted how difficult it is in finding produce that is free of infestation, and believes that the market will only gain from this recent development.

For further updates and developments, please go to:

Facebook.com/UrbanBarns

Instagram.com/UrbanBarnsFoods

Twitter.com/UrbanBarns

Youtube.com/UrbanBarnsFoods

About MK Kosher Certification:

Canada’s Kosher certifier, otherwise known as “MK” has established itself as the leading player responsible for the certification of thousands of Kosher food products bearing the MK certification mark. As Canada’s Kosher certifier, companies from across the country source out MK Kosher certification, enabling them to become part of the highly acclaimed list of enterprises that produce food products with the MK Kosher certification mark.

About Urban Barns Foods Inc.

Urban Barns uses patent pending and proprietary equipment to produce affordable leafy vegetables in a secure and controlled indoor environment. By setting up subsidiary facilities and growing locally, Urban Barns can focus on supplying any community, irrespective of the regional climate, effectively reducing shipping times and related spoilage costs. Urban Barns has the unique ability to scale and cater to the demands of all major communities. The company’s commitment to consumers is reflected through its motto, “Fresh, Local, Green”.

Forward-Looking Statements

Except for historical information contained herein, the matters set forth above may include forward-looking statements that involve certain risks and uncertainties. Words such as “may”, “could”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “intend”, “plan”, and similar expressions are used to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on the current beliefs of management, as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to management. Actual results could differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Urban Barns does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements and cautions investors to consider all other risks and uncertainties, including those disclosed in Urban Barns’ filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.

CONTACT:

For further information, contact:

Urban Barns Foods, Inc.

Richard Groome, President and CEO

rgroome@urbanbarns.com

Tel: 514 907 4989 x 774

www.urbanbarnsfoods.com

SOURCE: Urban Barns Foods, Inc.

Associated Documentation:

Link to submission on http://www.eteligis.com
URBF_05-21-2015_888_ETL.docx

SKYPE INTERVIEW: Urban Barns Foods (URBF: OTCQB) Takes Cubic Farming to Drought Stricken California

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 1:47 PM on Friday, May 8th, 2015

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What is Cubic Farming?

  • A revolution in Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA)
  • Propriety, patent-pending, looped conveyer growing system
  • Advanced uniform LED technology
  • Automated watering and nutrients
  • Optimal conditions for crops to transition from seeds to maturity through pre-set germination, growing and harvesting phases.

Why Urban Barns Foods?

  • Unknown story due to no previous IR = best opportunity to get in
  • Tier-1 Customers = Commercial Acceptance
  • 320 square feet = 3 acres of farm production
  • $5M Market Cap = Great Risk/Reward
  • Watch this video clip to see what production looks like
  • Watch this video clip to see what the Executive Chef at Chateau Frontenac has to say

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