An artist's rendering of the new Square Roots' indoor farm at Gordon Food Service, Wyoming, Mich. ( Courtesy Square Roots )

Square Roots is officially opening its newest indoor farm at the headquarters of Gordon Food Service in Wyoming, Mich.

At a Sept. 30 ceremony, Square Roots celebrated the beginning of a strategic partnership with the foodservice company, with similar “farms” planned at or near other Gordon Food Service locations.

Square Roots’ indoor farms are cloud-connected, and the scalable farm-tech platforms allows the company to replicate the modules faster as it plans to expand.

Brian Mitchell, who most recently worked at an 87,000 square-foot indoor aquaponic facility in Minnesota, is the farm manager at the Gordon Food Service site. Assistant farm managers are Lauren Neigarth, a horticulture major from Michigan State University, and Eli Zimmer, from Square Roots’ Brooklyn, N.Y. facility.

Square Roots’ Next-Gen Farmer Training Program is “empowering thousands of next-gen leaders in urban farming,” according to a news release.

Thousands of people have applied to the training program, according to the release.

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