BLOOMBERG – AgTech: The Role of Tech in a New Green World

On Tuesday, November 9th, Bloomberg hosted a virtual roundtable to discuss how decision-makers in the AgTech industry are utilizing technology to give business and society new tools to tackle the world’s most perplexing issues. Through the lens of emerging technologies, we will examine how local economies can utilize technology to become more self-sufficient in agriculture, […]

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Industry Leaders Collaborating to Decarbonize Agriculture Supply Chain

New partnership marks the first-of-its-kind industry collaboration to identify CO2 e emissions across supply chains Tuesday, November 16th, 2021 (San Francisco, CA) – BRF, Raízen, Rumo, AMAGGI and SINAI Technologies, announced today a first-of-its-kind collaboration to collect, calculate, forecast and share primary emissions data across the global supply chain to drive industry mitigation and decarbonization.  […]

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Casting Call For All Early Stage Indoor Farmers: Transform your indoor farm!

Media, PA – The Center of Excellence for Indoor Agriculture, a U.S. based  company that supports the growth and development of the vertical and indoor farming industry,  is partnering with a leading television and network production company, ITV, which is making a  documentary series on indoor farmers. The show will follow the stories of American […]

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The third Urban Greenhouse Challenge is about creating social change

The Urban Greenhouse Challenge kicked-off on 3 November. This is the third time Wageningen University & Research organizes their international student competition in search of ideas for local, urban food production that can feed cities in a sustainable way. This ‘Social Impact Edition’ challenges competitors to think beyond food to look at urban farming as […]

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UA-CEAC’s 21st Annual Greenhouse Crop Production and Engineering Design Short Course

Join the University of Arizona Controlled Environment Agriculture Center for the 21st Annual Greenhouse Crop Production and Engineering Design Short Course! March 7, 8, and 9, 2022 This three-day event will be hosted both online and on-site at the center and will cover a variety of topics from academia experts and industry leaders. Limited seats […]

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UA-CEAC Hydroponic Tomato Intensive Workshop

Are you interested in growing tomatoes hydroponically? The University of Arizona Controlled Environment Agriculture Center will be hosting Hydroponic Tomato Intensive Workshop January 7th-9th (Friday-Sunday) both in-person and online This workshop, taught by Dr. Triston Hooks, is perfect for novice growers and will be packed with tons of critical information and research discoveries that UA-CEAC […]

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Wageningen presents Kick-off Event Urban Greenhouse Challenge #3

Exploring the potential of urban farming As metropoles all over the world are encouraging urban food production, agriculture is making its way back to the cities. Urban farming in its modern forms looks cool (check #rooftopgarden), helps to green and cool down urban heat islands and produces food that has positive associations: local, fresh, sustainable. […]

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USDA ARS Selects AmplifiedAg as its First Vertical Farming Platform; Launches CEA Study to Develop New Industry Standards

Agency will utilize AmplifiedAg’s advanced hydroponic container-based vertical farming platform to study crop production, food safety, market quality, and nutrition of produce grown in controlled agriculture environments CHARLESTON, SC, — As vertical farming and other forms of modern indoor agriculture continue to evolve and transform the food supply, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural […]

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Hydroponic Industry Survey: Faculty At Texas A&M AgriLife Research And Extension Want To Better Understand Industry Needs

The hydroponic industry is growing rapidly. Faculty at Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension would like to better understand the current state of the industry in the U.S. We are especially interested in identifying challenges faced in the southern region or under high temperatures. This survey should take less than 3 minutes to complete. Survey results will […]

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Culinary Herb Survey

University researchers are seeking input from greenhouse and indoor potted and fresh cut culinary herb growers in order to initiate a national research and extension project aimed to address the needs of the emerging industry. Your anonymous input for our survey will help to steer the focus of this project. Currently, researchers from Michigan State […]

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OptimIA Job Posting Website

Are you hiring or searching for a new career opportunity in the controlled environment industry (greenhouse or indoor farm)? The Optimizing Indoor Agriculture (OptimIA) multi-state university research and extension team has developed an available positions tab on their website: http://scri-optimia.org/jobs.php If you would like your position advertised (free of charge), please e-mail: Chieri Kubota (kubota.10@osu.edu) or […]

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UF New Video: Five Tips on Growing Greenhouse Lettuce in the Heat

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Bob Hochmuth from University of Florida IFAS Extension shares his tips for successful year-round production of hydroponic lettuce in hot climates in a new YouTube video (https://youtu.be/4UD2C-9csyk). Information is provided on cultivar selection and crop management strategies to reduce heat stress. To learn more about hydroponics, register for Hydroponic Vegetable Production which […]

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New energy requirements for Greenhouses and Indoor Controlled Environment Horticulture in ASHRAE 90.1 Model Code Updates

What: ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1 (90.1) is poised to establish energy efficiency requirements related to greenhouses and indoor controlled environment agriculture (CEA) facilities. These model codes can then be adopted by state building commissions. A public draft for these requirements is available for public review starting Friday, September 24, 2021. Why: The intent of this media […]

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PIP Seeks Research Applications for Premium Strawberry Flavors

WASHINGTON (October 13, 2021) –Food production faces challenges from climate change, competition for scarce resources and supply chain disruptions. One solution is controlled environment agriculture, which grows a range of crops in controlled spaces and can enhance desirable traits in crops. To advance controlled environment agriculture science, the Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research’s (FFAR) Precision […]

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