Founded by a former Google software engineer, the Iron Ox Farm is staffed almost exclusively by robots and aims to produced leafy greens at a rate of 26,000 heads per year. Occupying an 8,000-square-foot indoor facility, the mechanical farm may seem small compared to large outdoor farms, but it still manages to yield large crops through smart technology.
Firstly, Iron Ox functions as a hydroponics farm. This method of farming replaces the soil with mineral nutrient solutions in a water solvent. Secondly, the farm utilizes a 1,000-pound robot known as Angus. Angus primarily handles the tending of the crop with precise mechanical accuracy.
Ultimately, Iron Ox farms aims to modernize the farming industry in a way that is more efficient, uses less space and produces food in a more eco-friendly way.