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Ashley Ponschok – Operations, Fork Farms
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APPLETON, WI – Fork Farms LLC is among the thirty-one companies and nonprofit organizations selected as finalists for the 2019 Wisconsin Innovation Award. In total, over 400 businesses, products and services from around the state were nominated.
Nominations came from all across the state and represent companies of all sizes, startups and established businesses from a wide variety of industries. The finalists were selected by a panel of 21 statewide industry experts. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony held at the Wisconsin Union Theater in Madison on October 9, 2019.
Fork Farms LLC is an innovative agriculture technology company specializing in indoor hydroponics. The company partners with schools, food service companies, nonprofits, commercial growers, home users and more across the United States. Next year, Fork Farms partners will produce more than 200,000 servings of leafy greens utilizing the Flex Farm developed by Fork Farms. Flex Farms are safe, simple and versatile hydroponic growing systems that produce leafy vegetables and herbs for a fraction of the price when compared to other traditional and hydroponic growing methods.
President of Fork Farms Alex Tyink is thrilled the Fork Farms has been recognized as one of Wisconsin’s innovative industry leaders.
“I knew we were onto something when we discovered the Flex Farm was more resource-efficient and cost-effective than any other indoor farming system on our radar,” said Tyink. “Being able to help change the lives of so many through relationships with all of our wonderful partners is extremely rewarding.”
The Fork Farms team hopes this nomination helps create excitement throughout Wisconsin for growing a fresher future. Anyone interested in supporting or partnering with Fork Farms is encouraged to get it touch today.
Fork Farms LLC is an agriculture technology company based in Appleton, Wisconsin. The Flex Farm, our flagship product, is a highly efficient indoor hydroponic growing system that puts the power to grow fresh, affordable produce into the hands of our partners all across the nation. Fork Farms has been involved in hundreds of indoor farm installations throughout the United States with partnering schools, nonprofit organizations, families, corporate cafeterias and more. We believe in the power of good food, and we have made it our mission to partner with others to Grow Happier, Healthier People.
The Wisconsin Innovation Awards (WIA) connects and showcases innovators throughout the state of Wisconsin, across industries and organizations of all shapes and sizes. By producing and providing educational media content, organizing a statewide network of experts willing to mentor and support each other, and hosting events that highlight groundbreaking work, WIA is building a lasting legacy of instruction inspired by Wisconsin’s thinkers, makers, creators, and designers. WIA fosters innovation in this state and helps shine a light on companies throughout the state that have transformational ideas. For more information on the Wisconsin Innovation Awards, please contact Molly Walsh at 608.698.5890 or [email protected]