Big Tex Urban Farms donates 1 million servings

A Million Servings Donated! Big Tex Urban Farms Reaches a Milestone

Announced in 2018, the million servings mission committed the State Fair of Texas and its signature program, Big Tex Urban Farms to grow and donate one million servings to the local community. In less than four years, the State Fair of Texas has made that goal a reality – donating 1,000,000 servings of fresh produce […]

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Inaugural Resilient Harvests Conference Announces Two Keynote Speakers

Nashville, TN. – Resilient Harvests Conference, a brand-new conference built around the policies, programs, and practices that advance efficient greenhouse and vertical farming, announced two of their keynote speakers today. The conference will take place November 1-2 at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach in Long Beach, CA. Keynote highlights include: Andrew McAllister, Commissioner, California Energy […]

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University of Florida offers Nutrient Management Level 2 Online Course

University of Florida Greenhouse Training Online courses  Nutrient Management Level 2 (Advanced) Starts August 22! Train your staff to make better crop management decisions by learning in depth aspects of plant nutrition management. Nutrient Management Level 2 (Advanced) is the third course of the award-winning Greenhouse Online Training program offered by the University of Florida […]

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Familiar face leads ‘Team Koala’ to win the Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge for a second time

All competing teams managed to use artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to autonomously grow lettuce with almost no interventions The American team Koala has been declared winner of the third edition of the Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge at Wageningen University & Research (WUR) in Bleiswijk The team consists of the start-up company Koidra and researchers from Cornell […]

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New model for online Extension training launches

Growers and technical staff in the greenhouse and controlled environment industry can gain a new qualification in plant health management with a collaboration from two award-winning online Extension training programs offered by the University of Florida and Michigan State University. Over 4,000 growers have already graduated from individual courses through the UF/IFAS Extension Greenhouse Training […]

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Vertical Farming World Congress Rises to the Occasion

After two successful years online, the 3rd Vertical Farming World Congress will be held in Brussels at the heart of European policy making from 19 to 21 September. Aimed at operators, suppliers, investors, advisers, legislators and policy makers, the programme is stacked with top company leaders and the latest in technology innovation. The opening address […]

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Modular and inclusive urban farming concept of LettUs Design wins last edition of the Urban Greenhouse Challenge

LettUs Design has won the Grand Finals of the Urban Greenhouse Challenge and will receive a sum of €10,000 for their modular and inclusive urban farming design. The other winners are USC Stack and AMS Caterpillars. AMS Caterpillars has also won the local residents’ award. It was the third and the last time that Wageningen […]

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Next Indoor Ag-ConVersation: Energy Optimization in Indoor Agriculture

Creating the optimal grow environment and identifying the ideal combination of lighting, heating, cooling and humidity takes an expertise in critical environments as well as agricultural know-how. Join us for an insightful session with energy suppliers and growers as they share how to maximize your energy use and minimize your expenses. Join our panel of […]

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Grand Finals Urban Greenhouse Challenge #3

29 June @ Omnia Dialogue Centre, Wageningen, The Netherlands Wageningen University & Research (WUR): After working for eight months to reshape urban food production in a low-income, food oppressed community in Washington DC, ten international teams of students will compete in the finals of the Urban Greenhouse Challenge #3 on the 29 June 2022.  During […]

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Invitation to New JPFA 2022 Online Training Course

We are delighted to announce that we will hold a new online training course on plant factories with artificial lighting (PFALs) in English for July-August 2022. The coming course will comprise introductory classes and specialized content. Introductory classes will offer elementary theory and practice of PFALs, basic knowledge of cultivation and operational management, and keys […]

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2022 NCERA-101 Annual/International Meeting

The University of Arizona Controlled Environment Agriculture Center is pleased to invite you to attend the 2022 International Meeting of the NCERA-101 Committee on Controlled Environment Technology & Use. The conference is being held at the Marriott University Park Hotel located on The University of Arizona main campus, Tucson, Arizona. Tucson is home to The […]

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Sakata Seed America Announces Infrastructure Expansion in Major California Growing Regions; Plans to Relocate Headquarters to Woodland in 2024

Sakata Seed America has officially announced two new business establishments in California’s major agricultural centers: Salinas Valley and Woodland, California.  Since 1988, Sakata Seed America has operated its North American headquarters in Morgan Hill, California. The company recently initiated plans to relocate its headquarters, including all operations and personnel functions, to its 219-acre site in […]

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University of Florida Nutrient Management Course starts July 11

University of Florida Greenhouse Training Online courses  Nutrient Management Level 1 Starts July 11! Train your staff to make better decisions about fertilizer and plant nutrient management. Nutrient Management Level 1 is the second course of the award-winning Greenhouse Online Training program offered by the University of Florida IFAS Extension. This course is intermediate level […]

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New episode of the Urban Greenhouse Talks with the community of Ward 7, Washington D.C.

Wageningen University & Research –  9 June 2022 sees the arrival of the fourth episode of the ‘Urban Greenhouse Talks’ on Podbean channel. This five-episode podcast series explores the world of urban farming through the lenses of the Urban Greenhouse Challenge#3, an international student competition organised by Wageningen University & Research. Eight months after 30 […]

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