Trend Report-Indoor Ag-Con 2024

Smart Technology, Go Green and Automation  Las Vegas, NV – Indoor Ag-Con returns March 11-12 to Caesars Forum offering attendees an insider look into the driving forces behind the ever-evolving vertical farming | greenhouse | controlled environment agriculture industry. Boasting an expanded Expo Hall with 200 exhibiting companies offering the most cutting-edge products, services and […]

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Bioactives: What are they, why are they important and how will they impact CEA and Ag-tech?

With phytonutrients trending, we want to delve into what we mean by ‘bioactives’ and how they could impact Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA). Put simply, bioactives are physiologically-active compounds located in plant organelles with the potential to positively impact human health. Studies indicate that consumption of a diet rich in bioactive compounds with antioxidant activity, including […]

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Urban Producers, Public Invited to Attend November Meeting of Federal Advisory Committee for Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production 

Source: USDA.gov We’re inviting urban producers, innovative producers, and other stakeholders to virtually attend a public meeting of the Federal Advisory Committee for Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production on November 29 from 1-3 pm ET. Learn more and register. The Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production Advisory Committee (UAIPAC) is one of several ways that USDA is […]

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Virginia Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry to Kick Off 2023 CEA Summit East With Opening Morning Keynote

DANVILLE, VA – Virginia Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Matthew Lohr will lead the opening morning keynote address for the 2nd annual edition of the Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) Summit East, September 19-20, 2023 at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR) Institute Conference Center in Danville, VA. Secretary Lohr’s presentation sets the stage for two days […]

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Grit Road Partners Closes $11M Ag-Venture Fund

Fund focuses on partnering with the best AgTech entrepreneurs and funding the development of new AgTech innovation to solve real and compelling problems for Midwest agriculture producers. OMAHA, NE – Jul 18, 2023 – Grit Road Partners recently announced it closed its Grit Road Ag-Venture Fund, raising more than its $11 million goal. “We could […]

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Bevo Farms Partners with IUNU and Corvus Drones to Track Crops Using Drones

Companies sign intellectual property license agreement to offer joint solution for growers Langley, BC – Ahead of AmericanHort’s Cultivate’23 event in Ohio this week, Bevo Farms announced today that it has chosen IUNU and Corvus Drones to supply computer vision and AI software for its propagation business. Bevo Farms is an innovative supplier of choice […]

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USDA Advances Food System Transformation with $43 Million for Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production, Adds New Urban County Committees

Funding is First Part of $75 Million Investment to Support a Fairer Food System and Expand Access to Nutritious Food  WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announces significant investments to support urban agriculture, including $43.1 million for grants and cooperative agreements as well as six new urban county committees to help deliver key USDA […]

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Resource Efficiency Engineer Job Opportunity at RII

Resource Innovation Institute is a non-profit organization committed to cultivating a better future for all of humanity. We measure, verify & celebrate the world’s most efficient agricultural ideas so growers can reap resilient harvests for the next hundred years. To take on the challenges of our changing world, we believe that food, medicine and other […]

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Infarm raises $200m to accelerate global expansion of climate-resilient vertical farms

Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Infarm, a rapidly growing urban farming company with a global presence, announced today that it has raised $200 million in a Series D funding round. The investment included participation from existing and new investors, including the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) – which will support the company’s expansion to countries in the Middle […]

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Back To Business In A Big Way: Indoor Ag-Con Hosts Successful In-Person Edition In Orlando

Premier Trade Show & Conference for Indoor |Vertical Farming Welcomed Back Growers, Suppliers, Industry Leaders Press Release — Indoor Ag-Con, the premier trade show and conference for indoor |vertical farming and controlled environment agriculture, welcomed growers, suppliers, tech companies, startups and others back for its in-person edition held October 4-5, 2021 at the Hilton Orlando. […]

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Midsummer: Tomato propagation for cultivation under lights in full swing

The lit cultivation of tomatoes has increased strongly in Northwest Europe in recent years. In the Netherlands, more than 60% of the cultivated area is already under lights in winter. Increasing the scale of these lit growers means that production has to be spread, which also means planting dates are spread. For propagators this means a higher possession in summertime. Many might think it’s nice to have the […]

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Purdue University hosts the Indiana Horticultural Congress

The Indiana Horticultural Congress is an educational meeting designed to meet the needs of fruit, vegetable, wine, organics, and specialty crop growers and marketers in Indiana and surrounding states. Sessions will focus on climate, insect management and pollinators, biostimulants and much more. Speakers include Dr. Annette Wszelaki from Tennessee, Dr. Lori Hoagland from Purdue and Dr. Matt Ruark […]

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Growtainer® 20’ Micro Greens Factory

CEA Advisors is pleased to offer our 20’ fully equipped Growtainer®, a highly engineered modular vertical production environment optimized to produce high value Micro Greens for growers wishing to market Hyper-Local specialty products to consumers, chefs and restaurants. Each 20’ fully insulated Growtainer™ has been substantially modified by the removal of the container doors, the […]

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Indoor Harvest Corp Set to Design-Build World’s First Publicly-Owned, Open Data, Crowdfunded, Vertical Farm Research and Education Campus

Unanimous Vote by City of Pasadena, Texas Creates Property, Tax Incentives for Agricultural Research and Education Campus   HOUSTON, Dec. 02, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — On December 1, 2015, the City of Pasadena, Texas, unanimously voted in favor of a Chapter 380 Economic Development Agreement with Indoor Harvest for the purpose of establishing an open […]

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