Virginia Smart Farming 2018 Conference

Events Industry News

2018 Virginia Smart Farming Conference

Using Controlled Environment Agriculture

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Location: The Institute for Advanced Learning and research
150 Slayton Avenue; Danville, Virginia 24540

From farms to greenhouses to warehouses, controlled environment agriculture is growing in the field of agriculture. Join academic and industry experts for this one-day event focused on the latest advances in protected culture, sensor technology, lighting, computer vision, automation, and vertical farming. Hear from technical experts as well as Virginia producers who have been successful in incorporating controlled environment agriculture into their business models.


Keynote Speaker
Neil Mattson, Ph.D., Cornell University




Special Guest Speaker
Chris Higgins, Hort Americas



Register Now at

Preregistration $125 (before Sept. 4th)
Late registration $140

Exhibit space available! For information on exhibiting or sponsorship, contact Martha Walker


Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open to all, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, politicalaffiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Joyce Latimer, Horticulture, at 540-231-7906/TDD# 800-828-1120 during business hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to discuss accommodations 5 days prior to the event.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.