At this stage, Agritop’s engineers will, using the master plan as a starting point, create a detailed design of the farm, including the required agricultural facilities, landscape development plan and suggested floor levels. Design elements will include layout plans, sections, elevations, finishing details and guidelines for utilities.
To assist with this critical stage, Agritop assigns a project manager to oversee the set-up phase and a second consultant to advise on farm management requirements. The purpose of this stage of design is to determine the organizational structure of the farm, define the roles and responsibilities of all farm operatives, and agree on the appropriate qualifications needed.
This planning culminates in the establishment of standard operation procedures (SOP) for the farm.