It’s harvest season for area farmers, but a unique type of harvest is happening every day inside a Renner area building.
HydroGreen Global Technologies uses equipment to grow plants from seed to feed in just six days.
The business is now harvesting up customers from all around the world.
“We’re weather independent. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a drought or if it rains too much. We can grow feed 365 days of the year,” HydroGreen Global Technologies President Craig Livingston said.
HydroGreen uses a growing system to plant and harvest crops inside within a week. They then feed the product to animals, including, pigs, cows and ducks.
“Easing the pressure on our limited pasture here,” Sales Representative Philip Glader said.
Glader started working for HydroGreen just a few months ago. The company has grown to nine employees since it started in 2015. What’s more impressive? It will soon sell its growing system to customers all over the world, including in New Zealand, Ireland and Italy.
“There are counties in Utah that haven’t had a rain for more than two months. Those are the places we want to go and support,” Glader said.
While HydroGreen mainly focuses on feeding animals right now, it is exploring technology to feed humans in the future.
“We’ve grown things from radishes to bok choy to ancient grains. The flavors are unbelievable. We can grow barley. In three days it tastes like celery. In six days it tastes like it’s a cucumber,” Livingston said.
Unique flavors from a unique company that’s growing a following all around the world.
“You harvest a field one time a year. We harvest everyday,” Livingston said.
Something else that’s unusual about HydroGreen’s growing systems? They don’t use any dirt.
You can find out more about the company here.