Southern Company is exploring partnerships with local leaders and organizations in its territory to invest in the indoor agriculture industry. Southern Company recognizes that the rapid advancements in lighting and climate control technologies have unlocked the potential for a lucrative industry to prosper. Increased demand for locally grown foods free of pesticides and herbicides, coupled with strained supplies due to the prolonged West-coast drought, only further the case for local indoor-grown alternatives in the Southeast.
The flourishing indoor agriculture industry will bring benefits across the board in our community by promoting environmental sustainability, community development, STEM education, and the encouragement of a healthy lifestyle. These benefits perfectly fit Southern Company’s core values. We encourage you to join us at the Aglanta Conference so that we can bring together our community to work towards a more sustainable and resilient food infrastructure.