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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Academic Survey: Intensive Greenhouse and Indoor Production of Food and Ornamental Crops

Urban Ag News invites you to participate in an academic research survey on intensive greenhouse and indoor production of food and ornamental crops. Help us in supporting the universities conducting this research!   Dear Grower, We are horticultural scientists doing academic research in controlled-environment agriculture, including indoor as well as greenhouse production of ornamental and […]

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ICCEA Gaining Media Attention

Radio Panamá has interviewed ICCEA’s David Proenza. “The conept of the vertical greenhouse is to produce on many levels. In this method of production, we work with LED lights,” said David Proenza, who has been using this method of vertical production for three years. In this system, LED lights substitute the sun and collaborate in […]

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ICCEA Panama Continues to Add Amazing Speakers

As #ICCEA2015 in Panama gets closer, I am getting more excited for this unique opportunity. Why? It is simple, the list of speakers and panelist continue to grow and become more and more impressive. I have already highlighted some of the speakers including industry leading researchers and professors like Dr. Kozai (Chiba University), Dr. Marcellis […]

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Panama to Offer Protected Ag Incentives

Whether it is vertical farming, plant factories, city farming, urban agriculture, greenhouse growing or rooftop farming it appears that people around the world are interested in the opportunities in controlled environment agriculture. From inspirational drawings to increased news articles and from blogs to social media the amount of “chatter” has increased drastically over the past […]

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The Tour de Fresh 2014

October 13-16, 41 riders road along the California coast to raise money for salad bars in schools. Over 40 salad bars were donated to schools across America thanks to everyone’s support!

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Aquaponics: Eat Your Greens and Enjoy Your Fish, Too

Aquaponics. Sounds like a perfect way to create a balanced diet: Lettuce, fish, throw in some chips, a nibble of chocolate and I’m game. But aquaponics is so much more than good eats. It’s a method to help feed the masses within a close-looped system that utilizes a fraction of the energy required of a […]

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Innovators Calling Attention to Urban Agriculture — In a Big Way

We love sharing urban ag goodness. It’s a celebratory moment for all when we hear news such as Whole Foods building a rooftop greenhouse and partnership with Gotham Greens. And how The Farmery is creating their own version of what grocery shopping should look like. Both fascinating and exciting for our industry. In our latest Urban […]

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A Love Affair With Agriculture – No Therapist Required

Randy Butts, owner of Eden Farms Inc., spent 10 years working as an engineer before he finally listened to his heart and made the decision to do what he really wanted to do: Become a grower. Quick question….. Seriously though. Do you love your job? Take a cue from Randy and start following your dreams. […]

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So You Want to Be a Successful Greenhouse Grower? Read This First

Most of us have had the dream or are dreaming right now (because you wouldn’t be reading this if you weren’t) about owning your own greenhouse. Dreaming about taking early morning walks through the peaceful rows of hydroponic modules filled with crisp greens. Savoring the taste of the freshest tomato ever, because you just pulled it […]

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