Our Mission

Provide the world with fresh, safe, pure and nutrient-rich natural food while reducing the environmental damage done by traditional farming methods.

Our Story

Better Shrooms is a proud product of AgriFacture, a family-owned group that is doing cutting-edge research into the future of farming.

AgriFacture and its model of controlled environmental agriculture will allow consumers to enjoy local, fresh, pesticide-free, nutrient-rich vegetables, fruits, mushrooms and herbs year-round, regardless of where they live. AgriFacture currently utilizes a 10,000-square-foot research and development facility and has plans to build a 40,000-square-foot indoor farm in Flat Rock, North Carolina. 

Unlike other commercial vertical farms on the market today, AgriFacture changes the dynamic by utilizing robotics and automation to control the entire process – from seed to fork. 

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Our Team

Ed McCammon


Leaving a successful career in the Nuclear Industry, Ed began a new career investing in private technology companies.  In 2008, Ed underwrote the development of the principal research that constitutes AgriFacture today. 

Christine Scranton


Christine earned a Communications degree from UNC Chapel Hill and began her career at TV stations across NC. In 2008, she and her husband David began the research and testing that was later to become known as AgriFacture.

Dean Dragonetti


Dean earned a degree from the University of Florida before enjoying a long career as an audio engineer for touring bands as well as TV. Dean continues to stay busy and hone his technical skills are AgriFacture’s head technician.

Eddie Hernandez


Eddie joined the Agrifacture team after working as an Industrial and Agricultural Research Analyst for several years. Eddie spends his days designing, developing, and building the technology behind AgriFacture facilities.

Sarah Dragonetti


Sarah is an NC native who has experience in a variety of industries. Her ability to juggle a wide range of tasks combined with her superior organizational skills makes her the perfect Head of Operations for AgriFacture.

Juan Parra

Director of Engineering

Juan’s work as an Industrial Control Systems engineer keeps him immersed in automation processes and systems. His desire is to create and design a better world through better engineering practices.

Adrian Hernandez

Research Associate

Adrian studied at Appalachian State and directed sports broadcasts until the end of his undergraduate degree. Adrian enjoys design and looks forward to innovating agriculture with AgriFacture.

Andi Dean

Head of Marketing

Andi is originally from Cary, NC and spent 3 years in Japan until recently returning to North Carolina for good. Andi specializes in digital marketing and especially loves website design and social media!

Jason McCammon

Network & Security Advisor

Jason has nearly 20 years in the IT sector and has worked in all stages of IT, from IT Tech Level 1 to Systems Administrator and Company IT Supervisor. Jason specializes in Networks and PC Hardware as well as Team Development and Administration.

Mark Gilmore

Senior Software Engineer

Mark began his career as a Scientific Programmer with Loral Data Systems but moved into commercial automation. Mark has OEM’ed his ECS software to AgriFacture International Ltd to be the company’s core automation operating software.

Join the movement.

The new age of agriculture is here. 

At AgriFacture, we no longer want to “ADAPT” technology to agriculture – we want to “REPLACE” 10 thousand years of agriculture practices with designs and methodologies that can provide commodity level volumes to the market at costs that are below traditional soil based practices. 

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