80 Acres Farms

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About the Company

Food isn’t what it used to be. We made it better, and we did it by building a different kind of farm. A farm where pesticides have no place—because everything’s indoors, monitored and controlled, 24/7. We built a farm where robots do the heavy lifting, so humans can focus on growing the freshest, most nutritious food possible. A farm that can produce over 300x more food than an ordinary farm with 100% renewable energy and 97% less water.

Certifications

80 Acres Farms has received the following certifications.

Top 100 2021
TOP 100
2021
Company Headquarters

Headquarters location:

345 High Street, 7th Floor, Hamilton, OH

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Industry:

Agriculture/Ag Tech

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Company CEO's name:

Mike Zelkind

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Number of employees:

0 - 1000

Life in our company

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80 Acres Farms
80 Acres Farms

Why 80 Acres Farms IS A MOST LOVED WORKPLACE®

Systemic Collaboration

EMPLOYEES COLLABORATE THROUGHOUT OUR COMPANY BY …

Engaging with each other to solve problems that no single individual can solve alone. Our employees bring their own unique background and experiences to do something that’s never been done before. Problems are best solved together and every decision we make has upstream and downstream impact.
At 80 Acres, we offer ongoing opportunities for informal professional connectivity, as well as structured team meetings so that we can cross-pollinate ideas and strategies. Our workspaces across locations are always humming with activity and thought sharing.

Positive Vision of the Future

EMPLOYEES AT OUR COMPANY HAVE A POSITIVE VISION FOR THE FUTURE BECAUSE …

We can change the world, or at least how people eat. By producing food locally and without any pesticides, our products are both naturally fresher and healthier. Our indoor farm that uses 97% less water can grow anywhere in the world…even places with limited resources.
Our employees’ functions as a part of our day-to-day operations are part of something big— REALLY big. Their thoughtful care of plants at 80 Acres makes it possible for us to get fresh food directly into the stores that serve our very own communities. So far, our team members have helped save 3,425,693 miles of trucking and 1,908,291 pounds of food waste, and those numbers grow by the minute. Our team members across the company are shaking things up in the local food chain.

Company Respect

WE SHOW RESPECT AND ENSURE THAT ALL VOICES ARE HEARD AND IDEAS ARE VALUED THROUGHOUT THE COMPANY BY …

Always valuing the perspectives that are closest to the work – be it in our farms, in the field, or those using our processes day in and day out. We talk openly about our successes, failures, and learnings, in a spirit of support and growth. Building on that, we also encourage honest, constructive dialogue among our employees at all levels, and across all teams. Our team leaders also set regular meetings as a two-way communication opportunity, that is, for leaders to both share information and to gather feedback from teams.

Company Support / Killer Outcomes

WE SUPPORT OUR EMPLOYEES IN ACHIEVING THEIR PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL GOALS BY …

Providing opportunities to connect their work with what matters to them personally. In a rapidly growing company, we have tremendous professional opportunities. Our goal is to help every single person on our team find a job aligned with their passions and skills. To that end, our managers and other team leaders work closely with employees who show active interest in and potential for growth and movement across the company.

Alignment of Values

OUR COMPANY’S VALUES ARE ALIGNED WITH OUR EMPLOYEES BECAUSE …

Every voice matters in our company, regardless of title or level. We want to push boundaries, fail fast and learn from everything we do. Our success is about doing a thousand little things right every day and that means every employee matters.
At 80 Acres, we passionately encourage our employees to be bold, dream big, and enjoy the ride.

Company Practices / Love

PROGRAMS AND PRACTICES WE GIVE TO OUR EMPLOYEES THAT CREATE A LOVED WORKPLACE ARE …

We care about them as people and we’re willing to change based on their feedback.
Opportunities to grow professionally in a rapidly expanding company.
Transparency with employees to share what’s going on and make sure they know they are part of something bigger than themselves.
An authentically supportive, collaborative work environment where we work hard and take care of each other.

CEO Strengths

OUR CEO SERVES AS A MODEL OF OUR COMPANY VALUES BY …

Humbly asking questions, encouraging debate and valuing alternate perspectives. Mike places as much emphasis on employees and culture as he places on business results, and he authentically reinforces our value of failing fast and learning from our mistakes. His unbridled optimism that we will succeed permeates across teams and across all locations.

Benefits

EXAMPLES OF UNIQUE BENEFITS, BONUS, OR COMPENSATION WE PROVIDE ARE …

We are a company of owners. We have provided stock options to employees as we’ve grown. We have a robust healthcare plan and a competitive retirement program, and we encourage employees to chase their dreams with career goals and training.

Our Certifications

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2021

Top 100 2021
TOP 100
2021