Accelerating agri tech.

Empowering local communities.

Ending hunger.

City Farmers is the Urban Ag initiative of the Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago.

Our purpose is to leverage research funds to accelerate the development of market disrupting agricultural technologies,

and empower local communities by developing their workforce with the knowledge and resources to leverage those technologies.

By creating scalable, investable IP and processes, we can create an equitable, resilient food system that nurtures public health and economic development.

By partnering with community development organizations, universities, and local governments, we can elevate the quality of our communities' lives.