Sitting in the middle of a 72 acre apple orchard, The Park opened in 2005 with one lab, 4 offices, an administration suite and 3 tenants. In the summer of 2006 we began developing the inside of the building adding to the existing facilities, 13 more offices , another lab and 4 production facilities. At this time only 3 offices remain unspoken for. The parking lot is full most days and we have a very eclectic group of 10 emerging businesses residing in the Tech Farm.
The mission of the park is to provide a campus for research and development in the areas of food and agriculture. Our flexible policies regarding the development and ownership of intellectual property make The Technology Farm exceptionally business-friendly, and give your business a unique competitive advantage.
Some of our least favorite comments are, “We didn’t know you existed” and “We don’t know what you do there.” On March 11, 2010, we held our first open house to show the community what we do here. About 500 people attended and we are considering this to be an annual event. But that is just the beginning. I would like to extend an invitation to each one of you to visit, anytime. When you come, you can tour the facility, maybe meet some of the tenants, buy some of their products and be inspired to develop your own business.
The Flex Tech Building is but one of what we hope will be many on this campus. The Finger Lakes Viticulture Building is soon to be a reality here on campus. Scheduled to open in the fall of 2014, design work is beginning now.
There is room for private development as well as another Park building. With all the creative minds and enthusiastic people in this wonderful Finger Lakes Region, we hope to be home to many more emerging businesses in the future.