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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Have you considered growing greenhouse vegetables for a high-end clientele?

Serge Boon, founder of Boon Greenhouse Consultancy, said growers who are interested in selling to a high-end clientele, including resorts, restaurants and individuals, need to be able to offer exceptional quality produce. Photos courtesy of Brush Creek Ranch An increasing number of upscale resorts, restaurants and affluent individuals have begun operating their own greenhouses to […]

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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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3rd Generation Farmer Shares His Thoughts on Next Generation AgTech and Greenhouse Vegetable Production

Chris Higgins and Michael Del Ciancio discuss the importance of ag-tech in shaping the next generation of family farms.  Urban Ag News is extremely grateful that Michael Del Ciancio of DC Farms based in Ruthven Ontario, Canada, has agreed to discuss his thoughts on new ag-tech trends with us.  A third- generation farmer, Michael grew […]

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Greener cities : Resilient Food Supplies

They say history repeats itself.  Scotland has a great positive circular story that encompasses history, design, engineering, innovation, agriculture, skills, regeneration, energy, health, wellbeing and net zero.  This is the story of how a group of visionary students redesigned the iconic Provan Gas Works into a vertical allotment to show off a greener side to […]

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Koidra raises $4.5M seed funding to bring Intelligent Automation to Greenhouses and Beyond

Seattle, March 29, 2022 – Koidra, an Intelligent Automation (IA) platform company based out of Seattle, has raised $4.5 million in its seed round. Ospraie Ag Science (OAS) led this round of funding, with participation from Amritam Holdings, Cavallo Ventures, and Foothill Ventures. Koidra was founded by the lead of Microsoft Research’s winning team at […]

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Local Farmers ‘Dismayed’ About Govt’s Plans

Originally published: https://bernews.com/2022/03/local-farmers-dismayed-about-govts-plans/ “Large-scale vertical farming will not revitalize growth, the economy or labour on the island because the set-up and operating costs of vertical farms for leafy greens are prohibitive in Bermuda,” the Bermuda Farmer’s Association [BFA] said. The BFA asserted that they were not fully consulted before the Government announced that funds have […]

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Sakata Seed America Announces Opening of New, Permanent Lettuce Distribution Facility in Marina, California; Appoints New Lettuce Product Manager

Marina, CA, March 2022 –Sakata Seed America is solidifying its leadership position in the lettuce category, announcing a new, permanent Lettuce Distribution Facility and appointing a new Lettuce Product Manager, all within the past few weeks. Since the company’s acquisition of prominent lettuce company, Vanguard Seed, in 2020, Sakata has quickly scaled their lettuce seed […]

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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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Local Bounti® to Acquire Pete’s® for $122.5 Million Creating Leading CEA Operator with Largest National Retail Distribution Footprint

De-risks near-term operational execution, expanding upon existing market presence and creating a coast-to-coast footprint covering existing relationships at approximately 10,000 retail grocery doors. Enhances financial leadership within the controlled environment agriculture (“CEA”) industry by improving already leading unit-level economics. Immediately accretive with Pete’s 2021 estimated net revenue of $22.7 million, established track record of producing […]

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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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The Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research Annual Call for Reviewers

Your expertise and technical knowledge are critical to the mission of the Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR) to build unique partnerships that advance innovative research to address challenges in agricultural sustainability and food supply.  We are recruiting external peer reviewers for our 2022 grant programs, including the New Innovator Award in Food and Agriculture Research […]

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