Job opportunity: Product Technician, Growcer

About the Role: Reporting directly to the Logistics & Procurement Manager, we are looking for a passionate self-starter to take on an entry-level position as Product Technician within the Product and Operations department. The Growcer is a fast-paced and highly dynamic start-up and thus the ideal candidate will embrace wearing multiple hats and supporting the […]

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Job opportunity: Senior Horticultural Engineer, Strawberries

The Growcer is an innovative agri-tech startup launched in Ottawa in 2015, specializing in the manufacturing and design of modular hydroponic systems that enable commercial food production in plug-and-play 40 ft. modules. Its vertical farming technology enables customers to grow fresh vegetables in virtually any climate, having been deployed within the Arctic Circle below -50°C. […]

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Trying to find enough greenhouse vegetable workers? You’re not alone.

Jose “Pepe” Calderon, head grower at Local Bounti, said finding people willing to produce greenhouse vegetables has become complicated because crops like tomatoes require skilled workers to perform some production activities. As in other industries, greenhouse vegetable operators are facing challenges finding enough skilled workers to produce their crops. Before the COVID-19 pandemic began, employers […]

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IUNU Raises $24 Million Series B to Accelerate Market Position and Product Offerings

Seattle, Washington, March 15, 2022— IUNU today announced it has raised an oversubscribed $24 million Series B round of financing led by Lewis & Clark Ventures. Existing investors S2G Ventures, Ceres Partners, and Astanor Ventures also participated. This funding will be used to accelerate the company’s growth plans, specifically around global sales expansion and new […]

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Items For Sale: Hydroponic Leafy Greens DWC Floating Raft System Components

Streamline Farms has Hydronov Hydroponic Leafy Greens DWC Floating Raft System Components for sale. Da Ros equipment from www.Hydronov.com. This brand new Hydronov DWC Leafy Greens production system is used across the industry by the most efficient and successful hydroponic producers. From seeding to growing, harvesting to cleaning, these components are critical to a facilities […]

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Sakata Seed America Announces Expansion in Culiacan, Mexico with ‘Culiacan Innovation Center’

Culiacan, Mexico, February 2022 – Sakata Seed America has announced the next milestone in the company’s continued infrastructure expansion. The prominent seed leader recently finalized the purchase of 14 hectares (35.6 acres) of land in Culiacan, Mexico. The land and facilities have been leased by Sakata Seed for the past 3 years. Significant growth in […]

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Hort Americas and its partners focus on community food production, people and jobs

Partnerships created the project AppLit resulting in the manufacturing of LED grow lights in the United States that will be used to grow greenhouse vegetables in the Appalachian region. Press Release, February 24, 2022 — In May 2020, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, greenhouse vegetable grower AppHarvest approached commercial horticultural distributor Hort Americas […]

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Connecting Innovative Women in Agrifoodtech

Caption: Western Growers Center for Innovation and Technology ‘Working as a collective will help create a paradigm shift so more women can enter this space.’ As more women enter the Agritech sector, a group of industry professionals led by Connie Bowen (Farmhand Ventures) and Amy Wu (From Farms to Incubators) decided to create a new […]

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AppLit: The story of how companies can come together to strengthen communities

By Chris Higgins, President of Hort Americas During the very early months of the pandemic, our friends at AppHarvest came to us with a challenge. They wanted to know if Hort Americas could help them source lights that were: 1. Made in the USA. 2. Made in the Appalachian region. 3. Made at a cost equal or less than the competition offers. […]

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Sakata Seed America Announces Appointment of Eduardo Flores to Role of Chief Operations Officer

Morgan Hill, CA  – Sakata Seed America announces the appointment of Eduardo Flores to the role of Chief Operations Officer (COO) for Sakata Seed America, effective November 29th, 2021. Ed will assume responsibility for all of Sakata’s logistics, operations and seed production activity in North/Central America, reporting to John Nelson, Executive Vice-president, and administratively to […]

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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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Houweling USA rebrands as LONGVINE GROWING CO, bringing a contemporary brand designed for today’s most influential consumers

This sets the stage for the company to deliver next level brand growth, building off its 25-year history (Mona, Utah, Aug 11th, 2021) Houweling US Holdings, Inc. is launching the Longvine Growing Co as the company rebrands and resets for the next evolution of company growth. The rebranding project was initiated in early 2020 as […]

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Being pushed to the edge – Married, Working Parent, Small Business Owner, Pandemic Survivor – A Middle age Entrepreneurs final gasp in Agtech

Would I recommend an entrepreneurial life to anyone? Absolutely if you have a desire to change the world we live in for the better and want to join the millions of highly skilled entrepreneurs already navigating the journey. Challenges and rewards of being an older entrepreneur With a health warning in place, being an older […]

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Village Farms International Unveils New Corporate Branding and Launches New Website Embodying Evolution to an International, Plant-Based, Consumer Products Company

VANCOUVER, BC, Sept. 15, 2021 /CNW/ – Village Farms International, Inc. (“Village Farms” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: VFF) (TSX: VFF) today unveiled new corporate branding and launched its new corporate website at www.villagefarms.com. Village Farms International, Inc. Logo (CNW Group/Village Farms International, Inc.) Village Farms’ new corporate branding embodies the Company’s evolution over the last four […]

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