Vertical Farming set to take off

Organizers of next week’s Vertical Farming World Congress on 20-22 September online are confident that recent developments mean the sector is about to expand even faster than anticipated. “Up to now, pioneering companies have been concentrating on quality, systems and efficiency,”  commented Richard Hall, Chairman of specialist independent food and drink consultancy Zenith Global. “This […]

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2021 Vertical Farming World Awards Finalists Announced

The finalists for the 2021 Vertical Farming World Awards have been published today. Winners will be announced on Tuesday 21 September in a virtual awards ceremony during the 2021 Vertical Farming World Congress. These inaugural awards are organised by the food and drink experts Zenith Global, with headline sponsorship from Cultivatd and category sponsorship from Light […]

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FIFTH SEASON CEO AUSTIN WEBB JOINS KEYNOTE LINE-UP FOR IN-PERSON INDOOR AG-CON

Fifth Season CEO Austin Webb joins the CEO Keynote Address line-up for the in-person October 4-5, 2021 edition of Indoor Ag-Con at the Hilton Orlando. Themed “Growing Your Business,” the trade show and conference for indoor | vertical farming and controlled environment agriculture will give attendees the opportunity to explore new resources on the expo […]

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Burlington Capital AG-VENTURE Fund LAUNCH

LINCOLN/OMAHA, NEBRASKA — Today, Burlington Capital, along with partner Invest Nebraska, announced the launch and initial closing of a new venture capital seed fund, Burlington Capital Ag-Venture (www.bcagventure.com), focused on Midwest AgTech innovation. Burlington Capital Ag-Venture intends to raise $11 million and expects to do so with a final close at the end of the […]

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6 experts weigh in on what makes their CEA operations successful

By Kasha Dubaniewicz We have 6 industry experts who will share their insights on what it takes to be successful in CEA (controlled environment agriculture) and what the future looks like. Know your crop data back to front  Chris Higgins, GM of Hort Americas and founder of Urban Ag News, has been involved with the […]

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Separate Fact from Fiction with DesignLights Consortium’s Horticultural LED Webinar

Horticultural lighting experts and industry leaders to debunk common misconceptions and address growers’ concerns during September 8 virtual panel discussion MEDFORD, MA –The DesignLights Consortium (DLC) will host a webinar on Wednesday, September 8, aimed at helping growers and other stakeholders learn the facts about LED horticultural lighting, while debunking common misconceptions about the technology […]

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How Silicon Valley Set Agtech Back A Decade

Written and originally published by AgThentic Silicon Valley, where I (Sarah) grew up, and I (Matthew) lived and worked during the dot com era, is known as the birthplace of the modern tech industry, responsible for the reinforcing loop of entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, and the resulting disruptions to most major industries. But one industry […]

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What are the 5 “must dos” for growing a quality greenhouse lettuce crop?

While growing lettuce may be relatively simple, trying to produce crops year round can be challenging if you’re not paying attention to these 5 “must dos”. Lettuce seems to be the crop of choice for growers looking to start producing controlled environment food crops. Many of the new controlled environment growers that have begun operating […]

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Stephen Ritz and Stepping Stones, Inc. cut ribbon on first tiny home for West Virginia foster youth

LAVALETTE, WV, August 30, 2021 – Stepping Stones, Inc., the revolutionary foster care facility in the heart of Appalachia, reached a major milestone in its Youth Transition Project (YTP) when it officially opened its first tiny home and welcomed its first resident on Friday.  Longtime supporter and urban farmer Stephen Ritz, a life-long educator, author […]

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University of Florida Greenhouse Training Online courses Disease Management starts September 13!

Improve your prevention and management of diseases in nurseries and greenhouses by registering for Disease Management, the fourth course of the award-winning Greenhouse Online Training courses offered by the University of Florida IFAS Extension.  This intermediate course is designed for growers with some experience and training. Topics covered include how to differentiate between a disease […]

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JPFA Looking beyond the SDGs on 10th Anniversary

As the world is pursuing the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals, the Japan Plant Factory Association will highlight the importance of looking beyond the SDGs in its coming online event. The nonprofit organization will hold the “Japan Plant Factory Association 10th Anniversary Fest–10 Years of Progress, and Achieving the SDGs and Beyond” on Sept. 15-17. The […]

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2021 Virtual Plant Lighting Short Course

Working in partnership, GLASE, OptimIA, and LAMP are excited to announce the first annual Plant Lighting Short Course! This 6-week modular short course is designed to provide participants the opportunity to learn about all aspects related to the selection, implementation, and benefits of plant lighting systems. In each sequential module, attendees will use interactive tools to define their […]

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iUNU announces acquisition of CropWalk, significantly expanding the consulting capacity for both

iUNU (“you knew”) is an agricultural machine vision company headquartered in Seattle, with satellite offices in California, Florida, and Toronto as well. Founded in 2013 and currently with over 40 employees across the world, the company leverages computer vision and machine learning to allow farms to better manage crop issues and optimize growth cycles. The […]

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Celebrating 15 years of horticultural development at the Horti Science Park

Wageningen University & Research (WUR), the Delphy Improvement Centre and the Municipality of Lansingerland are celebrating fifteen years of scientific development in the field of greenhouse horticulture. Save the date: various activities will be organised during the ’Horti Science Park Event Weeks’, held this year from 20 September to 8 October. From looking back, we […]

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