History of the Tower Garden®

By Morris Bryan, Inventor of the Tower Garden In 1974, I graduated from The Georgia Institute of Technology like...

What are the challenges to running a successful indoor farm?

(I had the opportunity to host the Great Lakes Ag-Tech Summit in Cleveland on Sept. 23, 2019.) The amount...

Making the switch to hemp—what should you consider?

Now that it is legal to grow hemp in the U.S., greenhouse vegetable and ornamental plant growers are considering whether it makes...

Hydroponic growers should be promoting locally-grown produce

Whether or not hydroponic growers are using organic practices to produce edible crops, consumers are more likely to be interested in whether...

Exploring the impact and future of Indoor Ag-Con Las Vegas

By guest author Rick Passo I have been with this Conference from the very start: learning, collaborating, networking and...

Can vertical farms be profitable?

Although vertical farms producing leafy greens are receiving most of the press coverage, there are a variety of other crops being being...

Understanding the business of growing edible crops in a greenhouse or vertical farm

Regardless of whether specialty crops are grown in hoop houses, greenhouses or indoor vertical farms, growers are incorporating technology to improve production and profitability. When...

Want to know what’s happening in the indoor ag industry?

Attend an upcoming Indoor Ag-Con event if you are looking to learn about new technologies and network with the key players in the indoor...

Thank you for letting us get to know you

We want to thank the readers who took time to tell us a little bit more about themselves. Thank you for telling us about...

You don’t have to live near a large urban area to commercially grow hydroponic...

mGardens is growing hydroponic leafy greens in rural Kansas and marketing them to local grocery stores, restaurants and a farmers market. While much of the...

The Quality Standards for Hydroponic Lettuce

“Voluntary U.S. grade standards are issued under the authority of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946, which provides for the development of official U.S....

Big Tex Urban Farms uses hydroponic systems to teach, feed local Dallas residents

Big Tex Urban Farms has seen the benefits of hydroponic growing in its efforts to become a better community partner. Big Tex Urban Farms has...

What are the production and training issues facing controlled environment agriculture growers?

Ohio State University professor Chieri Kubota is focused on helping to resolve the production and training challenges facing controlled environment growers. Trying to produce vegetables...

What does the future of conventional agriculture look like? Does it include vertical...

Leading Japanese indoor ag tech companies to visit the heart of U.S. agricultural research and biotechnology community to attend controlled environment networking event. If you...

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