Who is Bright Agrotech?

We are Vertical Farming.

Our Vision for the Future


Status quo disruptors.



We research, design, test, redesign and retest our high quality, American-made vertical growing products. Dr. Nate Storey and the Bright Agrotech team are committed to helping large commercial and small hobbyist growers alike grow more with less.

Empower. Equip. Enable.



“Bright Agrotech’s visions and the Zipgrow tower model have really inspired me to pursue sustainable agriculture, thank you for that.”

- Spencer M.

Empowering Our Future Farmers

Unlike a lot of gloom and doomers, we’re very optimistic about the direction our food system is headed. Multi-national news conglomerates like to focus on huge monoculture farming operations and the drought and despair they are experiencing as of late. We focus on the small, upstart farmers. The ones creating a real impact, no matter how small it may seem. These are the folks figuring out the new food model and learning better ways to feed those around them.

While the media likes to pander to the fearful and freaked out, we try to share stories of innovation, hope, and small-scale successes.

It’s important to remember that change usually doesn’t take place (i.e. almost never) on a large scale. Change and innovation come from the bottom. From the guy tinkering in his garage. From the chef growing greens in her kitchen. From the unconventional farmer growing incredibly fresh herbs on his apartment building’s roof.

These relatively non traditional farmers and innovators may be small today, but they’ll be the ones feeding us tomorrow.

Our Values

The relationship between farmer and consumer has grown too distant. Certifications like “Organic” try and fail to give consumers some peace of mind.

Our products create the accountability between farmer and consumer.

Suddenly the years of research, the unhealthy sleep habits and the painstaking investments of our time and energy we’ve made into this vision are beginning to pay off as passionate Upstart Farmers across the USA and abroad are growing fresher food for their communities.

















The Bright Agrotech Story

  (Part 1 of 7) 







 Part 2: Growing Techniques and Motivations for an Improved Design 








Part 3: ZipGrow Towers and the Live Sales Revolution 










Part 4: Functional Things Can Be Beautiful Things


Part 5: Aquaponics in Wyoming: A Case Study in Transparency







Part 6: What Role Does Aquaponics Play in our Future Food System?





Part 7: What is the Future of Food?





Our Team

We are passionate about growing food for our local community in a sustainable, highly efficient manner and helping other farmers do the same and live better as a result.

We’ve seen the farms of our families, friends and neighbors suffer from drought and financial issues. We’re also all too familiar with our current centralized, fossil-fuel dependent food system and nutrient-deficient food it produces. These unsustainable farming practices give us a bleak picture of the future.


Meet the Team

The Movement

The Upstart Farming movement revolves around the passion of hard working farmers committed to growing healthier food for their communities with aquaponics and hydroponics.

Learn more about the Upstart Farmers >>