Vertical farming opportunities, Car seat challenges

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People looking at greens growing in a vertical farm
In this Jan. 18, 2018 photo, production manager Emy Kelty, left, and senior grower Molly Kreykes scan and monitor plants growing on towers in the grow room at the Plenty, Inc. office in South San Francisco, Calif. More than 30 high-tech companies from the U.S. to Singapore are hoping to turn indoor farming into a major future food source, if only they can clear a stubborn hurdle: high costs. Jeff Chiu/ AP Photo

We talk with the owner of one of the state’s largest vertical farms about what challenges and opportunities exist for indoor farming. Then we explore the recent recalls of car seats and how people can keep children safe in cars.

Featured in this Show

  • The future of Wisconsin's indoor farm industry

    From lettuce and basil to microgreens and mushrooms, indoor farms have the potential to deliver freshly harvested food to regional grocery shelves. The owner of one of the state’s largest vertical farms discusses challenges to the growing industry.

  • Car seat safety laws in Wisconsin

    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 59,000 car seats have been recalled due to failing seat anchors. Under Wisconsin law, a child must be in a car booster seat until they turn 8 and are at least 4 feet, 9 inches tall. We examine car seat laws and safety.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Royce Podeszwa Producer
  • Courtney Everett Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Bryan Ernst Guest
  • Maisie Williams Guest

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