Green Valley Farms (GVF) is a 3,500 acre (mol) property located in Cleveland and McClain Counties, less than 15 minutes south of the University of Oklahoma’s  Norman Campus, a comprehensive research university. The western boundary is a few hundred feet (and visible) from Interstate 35 and the entire property is contiguous and easily accessible. The GVF Living Laboratory is a developing and growing venue. Click on the button below to view the GVF Living Laboratory Concept graphics.

 

 

 

Warren and Jeri Thomas, owners of Green Valley Farms, are passionate about education, science & technology including providing career opportunities for entrepreneurship - expanding the possibilities for Oklahoma and beyond. The Thomas' see Green Valley Farms Living Laboratory as an ideal platform to fulfill this vision.

GVF Living Laboratory Concepts

 

WHAT IS A "LIVING LABORATORY?"

GVF Vision for Research and Addressable Markets

The opportunity for diverse utilization of GVF as a “Living Laboratory” can be readily discerned when noting that, among the various features available, there are irrigated farmland, improved and native grasses, woodlands, “critical habitat” for the creation of a wildlife corridor that features two endangered and one protected species, the bald eagle; all Federally-designated.

The Bald Eagle

such as at GVF Living Laboratory

Focus on Addressable Markets GVF Living Laboratory is becoming a prominent testing and research venue specifically focused on the following addressable markets: UNMANNED AND AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS PRECISION AGRICULTURE WEATHER SCIENCE AND ATMOSPHERICS EMERGENCY RESPONSE AND DISASTER RECOVERY UTILITIES' MAINTENANCE, SAFETY AND SURVEILLANCE ENERGY/PIPELINE SAFETY AND SURVEILLANCE

Some of the key aspects of the Green Valley Farms Living Laboratory for research and development are:

 

  1. Offers an open-space setting with access to FAA Class G/E airspace (depending on elevation) that facilitates integration of UAS into the national airspace system (NAS);
  2. Contains a section of the Canadian River with rich geographic features and the presence of roadway bridges over the river;
  3. Includes railroad tracks that transect the farm, including a trestle over Walnut Creek; and
  4. Contains an aging pipeline, which presents an opportunity for utility surveillance and inspection.

Warren  Thomas

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