USDA’s Stakeholder Call

The Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement is hosting a Stakeholder Call for its Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers Grant Program, also known as the “2501 Program”. The session will take place on Monday, January 25, from 1:00-3:00pm EST.  This is an opportunity for USDA to hear feedback from our […]

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Sakata Seed America Increases Food Donations to Yolo Food Bank

Morgan Hill, CA – Sakata Seed America, through its Woodland Innovation Center, significantly increased the volume of fresh produce donations to the Yolo Food Bank in Woodland, CA. “Sakata Seed has been an amazing partner,” says Aliyah Moreno, Yolo Grown Program Coordinator for the Yolo Food Bank. “We have received various types of crops such […]

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AppHarvest Announces First Harvest of Tomatoes from Flagship High-Tech Indoor Farm Shipping to Grocery Stores

The Beefsteak tomatoes are chemical pesticide-free, non-GMO and sustainably grown with 100% recycled rainwater; will first arrive in select national grocery stores this week January 19, 2021 (Morehead, Ky.)—AppHarvest, a leading AgTech company building some of the country’s largest high-tech indoor farms to grow affordable, nutritious fruits and vegetables at scale, has announced that its […]

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Indoor Farming Industry Gets Boost from COVID-19

By Steve Bradley The coronavirus pandemic has caused a major shift in dining out and led many Americans to become more familiar with their kitchens than ever before. In fact, according to the 2020 “America Gets Cooking” report commissioned annually by Hunter, a food and beverage public relations and marketing communications consultant, more than half […]

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Crop One Appoints Craig Ratajczyk New Chief Executive Officer

Agriculture industry veteran brings global expertise to the growing vertical farming company PRESS RELEASE – MILLIS, Mass.– Crop One, an industry-leader in technology-driven indoor vertical farming, today announced it has appointed Craig Ratajczyk as the company’s chief executive officer, effective immediately. Ratajczyk joins Crop One with extensive leadership experience in the agriculture industry and U.S. […]

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Hort Americas latest Short Course Online will be on Vertical Farming

Learn all the important aspects of growing plants in VERTICAL FARMING SYSTEMS. Press Release – Hort Americas presents their latest online short course. From hydroponic growing system selection, use of artificial lighting and environmental control of all key variables in vertical farming systems. This is your time to master the use of artificial lighting! Instructor: […]

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Vertical Farm Daily interviews Chris Higgins, UAN founder and co-owner of Hort Americas

Standardization to build a vertical farming industry or building customized farms that keep cost high? Author: Rebekka Boekhout. © VerticalFarmDaily.com There are a lot of new ideas being trialed within the indoor farming space. “One of the hurdles I see is that it’s expected that there are standardized products available that will fit the new […]

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University of Arizona 2021 CEAC Online Short Course

Join the University of Arizona’s Controlled Environment Agriculture Center for their 20th Annual CEAC Greenhouse Crop Production & Engineering Design Short Course on March 3rd, 10th, and 17th via Zoom. This virtual conference will increase your knowledge in Controlled Environment Agriculture and hydroponic growing and will allow you to network with industry leaders. Each day […]

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Job searching in horticulture?

Looking for a job in horticulture? We have some current job opportunities you might be interested in: SVP of Production (Multi-Site Vegetable Greenhouses) High growth is forecasted with localized distribution throughout the year.  Prior P&L experience over a minimum of 15 years is expected with cross-functional strategic leadership with the COO, real estate, production, sales […]

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Plant Production Lunch and Learn Webinar Series for Green Industries

The University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension Landscape and Greenhouse Team is hosting a Plant Production lunch and learn webinar series. You can attend as many or as few as you like. Register and select the sessions you would like to attend. You will receive an email with a link to the webinar. *One pesticide […]

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Penn State Extension to host FSMA produce-safety grower webinar

The Food Safety Modernization Act: Produce Grower Certification Training webinar is for fruit and vegetable growers, and other persons, interested in learning about product safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and co-management of natural resources and food safety. The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the […]

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JPFA offering online training course on plant factories

English training course on artificial lighting in February The Japan Plant Factory Association is starting a new online English-language training course on Plant Factories with Artificial Lighting (PFAL) in February and is receiving applications now. The JPFA 2021 online training course on PFALs scheduled for February 18 – March 11 comprises introductory classes and special […]

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Disinfection of sesame seed

Most sesame seeds are produced in tropical countries, such as India and Uganda. A large portion of those sesame seeds is consumed in countries with strict hygiene standards, such as Germany and US. So, global players in the sesame seed business are continually looking for ways to improve their product in terms of hygiene. Damian […]

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OSU holds virtual workshop on improving production via listening to plants

The Ohio State University is gearing up for the Greenhouse Management Workshop:  Improving Production via Listening to Plants, which will happen on January 27-29, 2021 from 10 am – 2 pm each day via Zoom. Growing ornamental and food crops in a controlled environment requires careful monitoring of plants’ physical and physiological aspects. This three-day […]

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