Meet the dream team: Data nerd Michael Barron

Michael is our Research and Development Lead and our resident celebrity. When he’s not making the Forbes 30 under 30 List, Michael uses his deep knowledge of plant science to develop the recipes of light and nutrients that make Dream Greens crunchy and bursting with flavor.  Since we grow in a totally new and unique way, there is no roadmap for this, so Michael uses his Master of Science in Plant, Environmental Management, and Soil Science, and his inquisitive nature to problem solve and perfect this new technology. It is because of our unique, fully-controlled, soilless growing method that Dream Greens have more flavor than your average greens.

Michael’s favorite part of his job is the smart, passionate, driven people he works with. When he’s not redefining agriculture, he loves hiking, swimming and really, really… really bad jokes.

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I enjoy outdoor activities, swimming, watching television (if you’re looking for shows, I have plenty of recommendations), and making bad jokes with good people.

My favorite meal is anything and everything Cajun. Fun fact: I’ve made Chicken and Sausage Gumbo in several states and four countries.

My dream is to eliminate food deserts and give everyone access to fresh, sustainably-produced food.

I’m excited to work for AeroFarms because I want to play a key role in transforming the agricultural sector.

My favorite Dream Green is Baby Ruby Streaks!