AppHarvest and Save the Children team up to provide East Kentucky Kids hands-on education in growing food, eating healthy

1,600 Children Receive Hydroponic Grow Kits as Part of Grow Green Eat Green Project BEREA, Ky. — Save the Children today announced a new partnership with AgTech leader AppHarvest to help educate children across Eastern Kentucky on how to grow their own nutritious food and the importance of healthy eating. Through the Grow Green Eat […]

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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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Final Rules for Food Safety published in the Federal Register

The final rules for Food Safety and MA were published in the Federal Register on Friday, November 27, 2015.  Attached are the official published documents for the following: • Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption; • Environmental Impact Statements: Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of […]

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Shan Halamba CEO of RIOCOCO wins Stevie Gold Award

Shan Halamba, CEO of RIOCOCO, Wins Stevie Gold Award — Executive of the Year — at 12th Annual International Business Awards IRVING, TX–(Marketwired – October 27, 2015) – Irving-based entrepreneur Shan Halamba, CEO of Texas-based Ceyhinz Link International, Inc., won the Gold Stevie Award for Executive of the Year, Management Award under the category of […]

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HydroGarden: Zero Food Miles!

College goes hydroponic as students grow their own ingredients on-site! Horticulture and hospitality students at Peterborough Regional College have embarked on a collaborative initiative with Local Roots Limited which will reduce the food miles associated with some of the ingredients used in the College’s own Parcs Restaurant to zero. Led by sustainability experts Dr. Ian Tennant […]

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Hort Americas Sponsors Tour de Fresh Ride

BEDFORD, Texas, Sept. 22, 2015 — Hort Americas is a proud sponsor (and rider participant) of the Tour de Fresh. This one-of-a-kind collaborative event unites the most significant brands and influencers in the fresh produce industry for a four-day cycling event that raises funds to benefit the Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools campaign. The […]

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The Final Day of #ICCEA2015 and more on the FDCEA

Day 3 – The Final Day… As the attendees filled the seats on day 3 one could tell that they were getting tired.  Not tired of being at the show and not tired of learning.  Much like you see an athlete at the end of intense competition, they were simply getting physically tired.  BUT, just […]

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International Congress on Controlled Environment Agriculture – Networking

(I bet you all thought I forgot!  Nope, just needed to take a little vacation after a really busy spring.) Day 2 As promised here is the second installment of my recap from the 2015 International Congress on Controlled Environment Agriculture (#ICCEA2015) in Panama City, Panama. As day 2 started, I noticed that the atmosphere was much different […]

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Controlled Environment Ag: Powerful tool Amazing opportunities Part 1 of ICCEA 2015

Wow!  The International Congress on Controlled Environment Agriculture in Panama was simply amazing.  Vendors, speakers, panelist and participants all had only positive comments regarding the content of the presentations and the opportunities for networking.  So, As I promised in my last post, here are the highlights from my first few days in Panama City (which I will break into […]

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International Congress on Controlled Environment Agriculture is Almost Here! ICCEA 2015

Spring is simply flying by!  Its been one month since we released the Issue 9 of Urban Ag News.  This was by far our best and most read issue.  For those that have never read one of our issues, let me provide you an understanding of our mission: Our MISSION is to become the leading connector […]

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Mattawan Later Elementary thanks “Tour de Fresh”

Mattawan Later Elementary School would like to thank “Tour de Fresh” and all their fundraisers for the two wonderful new Salad Bars. Myself and everyone at Mattawan Later Elementary School would like to thank you and all of the Tour de Fresh sponsors and fundraisers for the beautiful new salad bars. When we set up the […]

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Local By Atta

Local By Atta is an indoor urban farm located in Moncton, Canada. It grows lettuce, greens and herbs hydroponically and specializes in offering pesticide-free produce year-round. It’s focus is on growing locally for local consumers. Its mission is to become a leader in the emergence of economically-, socially- and environmentally-responsible urban agriculture in Atlantic Canada. […]

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