INTAG commercial systems grow a healthier way to rehabilitate. Leading administrators, correctional staff, and legislators are all seeking ways to provide proven rehabilitation, lower recidivism, and serve nutritious, appealing meals. INTAG provides a truly transformative solution. INTAG correctional facility systems not only provide vast quantities of healthy, attractive produce for both staff and inmates, but also deliver real world job skills and workforce development, education, and agri-therapy.

Lower Operating Costs [Correctional]
Lower Operating Costs:
INTAG systems eliminate your transport and cold storage costs associated with food delivery and storage. Your produce can be grown at or near the facility, picked fresh, and prepared in a matter of minutes.  INTAG aquaponics systems have lower operating costs than traditional hydroponics and aquaponics systems primarily because we don’t need to source mineral... READ MORE
INTAG systems eliminate your transport and cold storage costs associated with food delivery and storage. Your produce can be grown at or near the facility, picked fresh, and prepared in a matter of minutes.  INTAG aquaponics systems have lower operating costs than traditional hydroponics and aquaponics systems primarily because we don’t need to source mineral nutrients. The fish in our aquaponics systems provide optimal nutrients, eliminating the need and expense of buying harvested minerals from mines.  Correctional facilities that switch to INTAG systems will see an approximate 65% decrease in production costs. For instance, on average, with the cost of microgreens will decrease from $30/lb to $9/lb, and the cost of spring mix will decrease from $15/lb to $4/lb.   SHOW LESS
Higher Quality
Higher Quality:
INTAG systems are proven to grow food with superior taste compared to food grown in soil or hydroponic systems. Independent third-party taste marker tests conclude INTAG’s superior quality of produce. Freshly picked, moments before you use it, full flavor and nutrients, your produce is always at its peak.
Superior Nutrients [Correctional]
Superior Nutrients:
The holy grail of a nutritional diet is the sufficient intake of micronutrients. Much of American farmland is depleted of micronutrients due to decades of overuse. INTAG systems have verified third-party test results showing higher nutrient content levels than traditional hydroponics and in many cases, soil-based growing. Unlike traditional hydroponic systems where the nutrients have... READ MORE
The holy grail of a nutritional diet is the sufficient intake of micronutrients. Much of American farmland is depleted of micronutrients due to decades of overuse. INTAG systems have verified third-party test results showing higher nutrient content levels than traditional hydroponics and in many cases, soil-based growing. Unlike traditional hydroponic systems where the nutrients have to be manually added, INTAG systems produce a constant flow of natural micronutrients from the fish in our closed system. The fish can’t be persuaded to short change the system to increase profit margins. The system works holistically to the benefit of the fish, the plants, and the produce. SHOW LESS
TASTE/FLAVOR
TASTE/FLAVOR:
Food grown in a controlled environment is not weather-beaten, therefore it remains delicate, flavorful, and pure. INTAG systems grow tender, delicate greens that burst with flavor due to their high nutrient levels.
Appearance
Appearance:
Produce from an INTAG system is always the cream of the crop. Blemishes that can be caused by animals, pests, or severe weather are all eliminated with controlled environment agriculture. Produce from an INTAG system is always colorful, appealing, and fresh.
Transport / Logistics
Transport / Logistics:
In America, the average piece of produce travels 1500 miles before being consumed. Nearly 75% of the price you pay for food accounts for transportation, fossil fuels, and packaging. With an INTAG system, those costs are eliminated. Food is grown on site or nearby, picked by your staff, and served fresh. No transportation. No logistics.... READ MORE
In America, the average piece of produce travels 1500 miles before being consumed. Nearly 75% of the price you pay for food accounts for transportation, fossil fuels, and packaging. With an INTAG system, those costs are eliminated. Food is grown on site or nearby, picked by your staff, and served fresh. No transportation. No logistics. No packaging. You become the only distributor.  Pick and plate it within minutes. SHOW LESS
Land Use & Scalability
Land Use & Scalability:
INTAG systems use a fraction of the square footage of a traditional soil garden because — you can go vertical. Stack our media beds to meet your demand.  We can provide high-yield production almost anywhere —  in a closet, backyard, roof, or nearly any unused space. Our clean room technology will safely retrofit any commercial... READ MORE
INTAG systems use a fraction of the square footage of a traditional soil garden because -- you can go vertical. Stack our media beds to meet your demand.  We can provide high-yield production almost anywhere --  in a closet, backyard, roof, or nearly any unused space. Our clean room technology will safely retrofit any commercial space for optimal controlled environment agriculture. SHOW LESS
Workforce Development [Correctional]
Workforce Development:
Prisons and correctional facilities enjoy a unique benefit of INTAG systems: curriculum-based workforce development and training. Vocational education, interpersonal soft skills, and real world science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills translate to productive, sustainable jobs in both traditional and emerging agriculture fields. Inmates and participants also learn first-hand the importance that fresh food and... READ MORE
Prisons and correctional facilities enjoy a unique benefit of INTAG systems: curriculum-based workforce development and training. Vocational education, interpersonal soft skills, and real world science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills translate to productive, sustainable jobs in both traditional and emerging agriculture fields. Inmates and participants also learn first-hand the importance that fresh food and vegetables play in maintaining good health and how to cultivate that post-release. SHOW LESS
Agri-therapy [Correctional]
Agri-therapy:
The benefits of agri-therapy include increased focus, self-discipline, self-confidence, community-building, nutrition and environmental awareness, and a sense of achievement; and are of particular advantage to people with mental or physical disabilities. Participants gain life skills and develop a connection with nature and others. Caring for fish and plants reduces stress and anxiety and generates a... READ MORE
The benefits of agri-therapy include increased focus, self-discipline, self-confidence, community-building, nutrition and environmental awareness, and a sense of achievement; and are of particular advantage to people with mental or physical disabilities. Participants gain life skills and develop a connection with nature and others. Caring for fish and plants reduces stress and anxiety and generates a sense of pride and well being.  INTAG systems are a proven, effective method of agri-therapy for patients with autism and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). INTAG systems can be configured to incorporate wheelchair accessibility requirements. SHOW LESS
Risk Mitigation [Hospitals]
Risk Mitigation:
INTAG systems reduce the probability of foodborne illnesses, which is especially critical for patients with compromised immune systems. INTAG systems reduce these risks by: removing warm-blooded animals from the production chain, thereby nearly eliminating the risk of e-coli and other organisms; reducing the number of hands that touch your produce; and bringing stability to the... READ MORE
INTAG systems reduce the probability of foodborne illnesses, which is especially critical for patients with compromised immune systems. INTAG systems reduce these risks by: removing warm-blooded animals from the production chain, thereby nearly eliminating the risk of e-coli and other organisms; reducing the number of hands that touch your produce; and bringing stability to the supply chain through controlled environments. In short, we control access to your food and climate-proof your produce. SHOW LESS
Food Safety
Food Safety:
INTAG systems use a controlled growing environment, with no manure, no synthetic pesticides, and very limited interaction with human hands. We can configure our systems to exceed the most rigorous food safety requirements.