Farming as a Service (FaaS)

We send a team of expert farmers to manage your indoor farm operations.

What you get with FaaS:

  • Master farmers
  • Farmer training
  • S.O.P. development
  • Data management
  • Farm operations

How FaaS works

Our Farming-as-a-Service delivers a fully-operational, productive farm.

At Cultivatd, we don’t just sell vertical farms, we manage and operate indoor farms too. Our Farming-as-a-Service (FaaS) solution delivers professional farming services to indoor farmers seeking expert help managing their indoor farm.

Applying the insight provided through our FaaS farm management service, farm operators will make data-driven decisions that boost the farm’s productivity and improve overall efficiency.

How Does Farming-as-a-Service Work?

We dispatch a team of farming experts, on-site, capable of operating and managing your indoor farm from seeds to harvest. Depending on the type of farm, size of farm, and the length-of-stay required, we can deploy up to two farmers for FaaS operations varying from one month to a permanent partnership.

Our team has the expertise to operate large-scale commercial farms and handle all aspects of farm management, including:

  • Overall Farm Management
  • Scheduling / Training of harvest team
  • SOP development & Auditing
  • IPM Strategies & implementation
  • Maintenance and Repairs
  • Software Management (Artemis, Canobi)
  • Reporting and data management
  • Complete access to our network of indoor farming experts.
  • Sales support for production
  • Supply management

If you will not be the primary operator of your indoor farm, we can include Farming-as-a-Service when quoting your farm setup.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Do I Need FaaS?

If you are concerned with the food production coming out of your farm, our service is designed to help minimize waste and maximize your return on investment. By having a team of our experts (typically two farmers) on-site, we help to ensure your production volume is in-line with your ROI.

How much does FaaS cost?

We quote FaaS on a monthly retainer; typically in one month, three month, or one year segments. After that time, we would reassess the partnership, or train someone from your location to takeover operations. Each quote is different, but the minimum retainer is US$5,000 per month in addition to the Operator’s salary.

Can you operate a farm in country X?

We have operated indoor farms in Europe and North America. Our team of expert farmers are able to travel to your farm if needed. If a work visa is required, let us determine how long we can stay working on your farm and under what conditions.

Can you operate the farm forever?

Typically when asked to operate a farm indefinetly, we require an equity-based partnership in the farm’s returns. Having already explored permanent partnerships with others, we are open to the idea.

Can you train someone to replace FaaS?

Yes. We have partnerships with AgTech farming companies where we train their team members to completely manage farm operations. This is much more involving than simply a few days of training. We go to your location for up to 30 days, turn on your farm, get you operating, and then can handle support and consulting through our team of experts.

Can I just get you to consult?

Yes. We have a team of indoor farming experts that can be retained on a monthly basis to help you get your farm up-and-running.

How big does my farm have to be?

Although there is no minimum size for FaaS – we recommend that an indoor farm be producing at least 500,000 lbs per year of food, in order to make the services viable. If your farm is smaller than that, we can recommend a monthly retainer or an expert consultant to help.

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Farm Assessment

We begin by ensuring your indoor farm operation is large enough to support a FaaS on-site team. Typically this would be approximately 500,000 lbs of production per year.

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Length-of-Stay

We work out a contract that includes the length-of-stay for our farmers. This allows us to find the right asset to move to your location.

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Onboarding / Knowledge Transfer

If you prefer, our expert team can get your farm started, train you, and then hand-over the keys.

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Monthly Oversight

Our team can help monitor your farm remotely with our central support team of experts. Monthly retainers available, as well as access to our entire network of indoor farming experts.