Planning is underway for a Center of Excellence in indoor farming that would be housed on the campus of the University of Missouri–St. Louis.

The Yield Lab Institute is leading the efforts to develop the center, expected to reside on the northern part of the UMSL campus, not far from Express Scripts and Florissant Road. It is intended to have a dual focus on innovation, sharing knowledge, commercialization and best practices for indoor agriculture while also working to enhance food equity and access.

“As a primary partner to the Yield Lab Institute, we’ve been working throughout the course of the past year to do planning sessions with community stakeholders and identify the purposes and roles of the center,” said Karl Guenther, UMSL’s assistant vice chancellor for economic and community development. “We’ve been working with partners to flesh out strategies around how that center could come into reality on our North Campus.” READ MORE