What is
Cubic Farming™?

Cubic Farming™ is the next generation of profitable, predictable, consistent farm productions. These words are not usually associated with growing, until now. Our patented, Dutch engineered and designed system, eliminates the common farming risks by controlling the inputs to standardize the outputs. This means more predictable steady income without a seasonal component. More consistency in colour, size and taste of your produce. Higher nutrition content and a long shelf life for your greens. Greater customer satisfaction and more repeat orders.

 Our Cubic Farming™ system uses less than one litre of water per head of lettuce

With a conveyor rotation method, LED lighting, and an automated nutrient delivery system, our growing machines create the optimal growing environment. Our cubic farming™ system uses less than one litre of water per head of lettuce—about 1/26 the amount used in traditional agriculture. Our design reduces labour and operational costs and grows crops quickly—from seedlings to harvest in one to three weeks, depending on the crop.

What is
Cubic Farming™?

Cubic Farming™ is the next generation of profitable, predictable, consistent farm productions. These words are not usually associated with growing, until now. Our patented system eliminates the common farming risks by controlling the inputs to standardize the outputs. This means more predictable steady income without a seasonal component. More consistency in colour, size and taste of your produce. Higher nutrition content and a long shelf life for your greens. Greater customer satisfaction and more repeat orders.

 Our Cubic Farming™ system uses less than one litre of water per head of lettuce

With a conveyor rotation method, LED lighting, and an automated nutrient delivery system, our growing machines create the optimal growing environment. Our cubic farming™ system uses less than one litre of water per head of lettuce—about 1/26 the amount used in traditional agriculture. Our design reduces labour and operational costs and grows crops quickly—from seedlings to harvest in one to three weeks, depending on the crop.

What can you grow?

Lettuce and Leafy Greens

Grow up to 3,200 heads of lettuce every 2 weeks—
from standard varieties of romaine and butter to exotic options like Sweet Valentine and Yugoslavian Red.

Herbs

Produce up to 5,000 basil plants every 3 weeks, both Thai and Italian.

Microgreens

Reap a weekly harvest of microgreens including lemon basil, arugula, kale, pink stem radish.

Why cubic farming?

Cubic farms were developed to address food safety, security, and traceability, miles to market, environmental concerns, water shortages, and adverse weather and growing conditions. With its expert integration of plant science and technology, CubicFarm Systems tackles these challenges to cultivate crops anywhere, anytime, and at lower costs.

Cubic Farming™ Advantages

  • Fresh, locally-grown, anywhere, and year-round
  • Fully-tested at commercial-scale production levels
  • Easily scalable to meet demands
  • Remote monitoring and management
  • Access to the expertise of world-class CEA experts
  • Seamless commercial scale installations
  • Sales of 1 Cubic Farming™ or 1000+

Become an Exclusive
CubicFarms Partner Farmer

Produce commercial quantities of lettuce and greens profitably to supply your city, province, region, state or country.

Create a reliable and consistent local supply of lettuce, herbs and microgreens for retail stores, restaurants, institutions and markets.

  • Become a CubicFarms partner farmer
  • CubicFarms supports you by providing exclusivity in your chosen region
  • Our partner farmers get access to our team of experts, including our founders from Bevo Farms
  • Our comprehensive support subscription service gives you an industry advantage and is dedicated to your success
  • Become part of our family of growers and call to discuss the region that interests you

The CubicFarm Systems Corp. Strategic Advantage

Few people on earth have grown more plants from seed than our Dutch born and trained founders at Bevo Farms. You can access that wealth of experience and expertise as a CubicFarms™ partner. The combination of our people, processes, and worldwide patented technology, set up our partner farmers for success.

At CubicFarms Systems Corp., our number one goal is the success of our partner farmers.

Why invest in cubic farming?

  1. Profitable– the cost-competitive solution to address the market demand
  2. Scalable– the increased consumer demand for fresh, local food is only increasing
  3. Year-Round– current supply is challenged to meet demand on a consistent year-round basis

What you need for setup

  • A site suitable for the configuration chosen (we provide consultation to help you get set-up)
  • Adequate power supply for the number of machines installed
  • A potable water supply
  • High-speed internet for remote monitoring

What we supply

  • Three configuration models
    • Grow machines installed in a climate controlled building
    • Grow machines installed in our unique climate controlled PODs
    • Grow machines installed in a shipping container
  • Exceptional proprietary patented technology
  • Access to our network of experienced CEA farmers
  • World-class growing business support through our subscription support model – your success is our success

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CubicFarms™
Specifications

These growing machines use a unique conveyor rotation method, LED lighting, environmental controls, and an automated nutrient delivery system to create the optimal growing environment while reducing labour. After extensive testing and technological improvements, the world’s first commercial Cubic Farm™ opened in March of 2014.

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Cubic Farming™ Machines are:

  • 32 x 8 x 8 feet (9.75 x 2.44 x 2.44 metres) machine with 200 grow trays and can be installed in
    • a shipping container
    • a food safe and climate controlled building
    • an end of life building using our unique POD climate control structures
  • fitted with LED light fixtures and an automated hydroponic watering system
  • wired with an environmental control and monitoring system, fully programmed and set up for each system with online access
  • fully automated for climate control, including temperature, humidity, CO2, and airflow

The Technology

With a conveyor rotation method, LED lighting, and an automated nutrient delivery system, our proprietary and patented Cubic Farming™ growing machines create the optimal growing environment for lettuce and greens. Combined with our support subscription service, you have a profitable, scalable and year-round production system.

Our Team

Jack Benne
Co-founder
and Chief Growing Officer

Jack Benne—a graduate of the Netherlands’ Agricultural College—designed, built and operated a 10,000 square metre greenhouse, one of Holland’s most successful operations. In 1987 he established Bevo Farms, forerunner of Bevo Agro Inc. Combining his traditional Dutch training with advanced technology, he made Bevo Agro North America’s leading supplier of propagated plants.

Dave Dinesen
CEO

A seasoned CEO, Dave Dinesen founded his first company, BackCheck, in 1997 and took it from startup to the largest background screening company in Canada and a leader in the UK. With over 500 employees in three countries, BackCheck served over 15,000 corporate customers and screened millions of people in Canada and the UK. A successful sale and merger with a larger US competitor, Sterling Infosystems, completed in 2012. The merged business was renamed Sterling BackCheck and Dave joined the executive team and ran the global business units for Canada, the UK, and Philippines. The company was sold again to Goldman Sachs in 2015 and Dave left the organization and founded WideOcean Strategies Ltd. a boutique venture capital and consulting firm.
Since late 2015, Dave has been working with Bevo Farms Ltd. to put the CubicFarm Systems team and business strategy in place. In mid-2016, Dave agreed to serve as CubicFarm Systems Corp’s first CEO.
Dave lives in Cloverdale, BC with his wife and two sons and enjoys music, racquet sports, and boating along our fabulous West Coast.

John Hoekstra
CFO

Prior to joining Bevo in 2004, John worked at Air Liquide as Supply Chain Manager, and at Unitor Ships Service as Branch Manager. A graduate of Redeemer University, he has a degree in Business Administration and is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CGA).

Leo Benne
COO and Head of Research

Leo gained advanced knowledge of modern horticultural methods at Rijks Middlebare Tuinbouw School in Holland. With extensive experience in the application of computer technology to the production of healthy, high-yield plants, he oversees every stage of the company’s operations—from pre-sales to shipping.

Jo-Ann Ostermann
VP Business Development

Jo-Ann is one of the few people in North America to have opened and operated a vertical farming operation on a commercial scale. At Urban Barns Foods Inc., she opened a facility in Mirabel, QC, managed daily operations, ensured compliance with CanadaGAP food safety, and conducted cultivar research in lettuce and microgreens. She holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing with distinction and an MBA from the University of Calgary. Jo-Ann lives in Canmore, AB with her husband and enjoys hiking, biking, and camping.

Andrew Westlund
CMO

A passionate entrepreneur, Andrew has been in business for over 25 years. As President of the Westlund Group, he has diversified his businesses to span a number of industries. Over three years ago he founded Agency Media, one of Canada’s fastest growing digital agencies that uses the newest technology on the most captivating platforms. Focused on breaking through the noise, Andrew values shareable, story-first, video content. He believes the CubicFarm™ could revolutionize the growing industry and is excited to be a part of bringing this amazing technology to market. With a personal goal to learn one new thing every year, Andrew spends much of his spare time adventuring including flying helicopters, cycling and motorcycling.

Dean Drysdale
Director

Dean completed a BA in economics at Bishop’s University in Lennoxville, Quebec; an MBA at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France; and a PhD in organizational behavior at Cass Business School in London, England. He holds several accounting designations including the CPA – CGA, ACCA, and FAIA (academic). He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute in the UK. A Professor of Business Management at Kwantlen Polytechnic University for over 20 years, Dean specializes in organizational behavior.

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