FFAR Crops in Controlled Environments Convening Event

FFAR Crops in Controlled Environments Convening Event

Growers, CEOs and scientists from 27 businesses, 7 universities and the USDA joined FFAR at the IBM Research headquarters in Yorktown Heights, New York on […]

Send an Organic Message to Congress

Send an Organic Message to Congress

Send a message to your representatives that you support the NOSB’s decision to uphold aquaponics’ and hydroponics’ Organic eligibility Click here for a Sample letter to […]

Japan Plant Factory Association (JPFA) Excited to be Collaborating with Urban Ag News

Japan Plant Factory Association (JPFA) Excited to be Collaborating with Urban Ag News

Originally published in Issue 14 By Eri Hayashi, Japan Plant Factory Association, Industry Expert We are immensely proud to be working together with Urban Ag […]

CEAC Greenhouse Plant Physiology and Technology Course – Week 9-2

CEAC Greenhouse Plant Physiology and Technology Course – Week 9-2

Urban Ag News proud to feature Dr. Chieri Kubota’s class on Greenhouse Plant Physiology and Technology. Dr. Kubota was a professor at the University of […]

Kids speak on vertically building a sustainable future

Kids speak on vertically building a sustainable future

Originally published in Issue 14 By Lea S. Singer (7th grader) At the New York Sun Works’ Youth Conference on June 2, 2016, building a […]

Urban Ag Zonings: Lessons from San Antonio

Urban Ag Zonings: Lessons from San Antonio

Originally published in Issue 13 By Mitch Hagney In many cities, urban gardeners operated in a legal gray zone in terms of where they were […]

Japan Plant Factory Association workshops focus on plant factory production, business issues

Japan Plant Factory Association workshops focus on plant factory production, business issues

Originally published in Issue 13 By Eri Hayashi, Japan Plant Factory Association, Industry Expert For anyone who believes plant factories (PFALs)/vertical farms are only for […]

National fresh food distributor giving local farmers $75,000

National fresh food distributor giving local farmers $75,000

Registration to win grants for sustainability projects now​ ​open​ to local farms nationwide. MONTEREY, CA (November 2017) – National produce distributor PRO*ACT is proud to […]

Urban agritourism brings extra farm revenue

Urban agritourism brings extra farm revenue

Originally published in Issue 14 By Mitch Hagney Sometimes rather than bringing crops to the customers, customers come to the crops. The public’s enthusiasm for urban […]

CEAC Greenhouse Plant Physiology and Technology Course – Week 9-1

CEAC Greenhouse Plant Physiology and Technology Course – Week 9-1

Urban Ag News proud to feature Dr. Chieri Kubota’s class on Greenhouse Plant Physiology and Technology. Dr. Kubota was a professor at the University of […]

No changes to organic standards for containers, hydroponics and aquaponics

No changes to organic standards for containers, hydroponics and aquaponics

National Organic Standards Board Rejects Recommendation to Remove Container, Hydroponic and Aquaponic Production Methods from Eligibility for USDA Organic Certification. The members of the NOSB […]

Kimbal Musk is spreading a “community through food” philosophy

Kimbal Musk is spreading a “community through food” philosophy

Kimbal Musk, co-founder of The Kitchen restaurants and The Kitchen Community, a non-profit organization that has established nearly 300 school Learning Gardens, is working to […]

CEAC Greenhouse Plant Physiology and Technology Course – Week 8-3

CEAC Greenhouse Plant Physiology and Technology Course – Week 8-3

Urban Ag News proud to feature Dr. Chieri Kubota’s class on Greenhouse Plant Physiology and Technology. Dr. Kubota was a professor at the University of […]

GLASE seeks industry involvement in research of controlled environment agriculture

GLASE seeks industry involvement in research of controlled environment agriculture

GLASE, the Greenhouse Lighting and Systems Engineering Consortium, is a partnership among growers, plant physiologists and horticulturists, trade groups, produce buyers, agriculture engineers, lighting manufacturers, […]