Indoor Ag-Con October Webinar Schedule

Press Release – Indoor Ag-Con October Webinar Schedule Announced:  What do space farming, greenhouse simplicity and triple bottom line farms have in common?  Each topic is part of the Indoor Ag-Conversations free webinar series schedule for October 2020.  Produced Indoor Ag-Con, LLC,  programs include: Association For Vertical Farming Presents: Harnessing the Growing Synergy Between Space Farming And Terrestrial Indoor Agriculture October […]

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How will you ensure that your small business survives both COVID-19 and the post COVID-19 economy?

By Chris Higgins Over the past few months I have watched many small farmers who were solely focused on servicing the food service and restaurant industry change simply to stay alive.  I have been amazed and impressed by their conviction and ability to create new opportunities to survive.  Their actions have inspired me to share […]

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SDL publishes first issue of SDL Vision, featuring Chris Higgins

SDL (Sustainability and Digitalization Leaders) has created SDL Vision to look forward, beyond the restrictions and disruptions of COVID-19, and reinvigorate themselves with their original purpose: to connect the people able to secure an innovative, sustainable future of food, and to move the conversation forward. In this first issue, they featured an article by UAN […]

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Robots to run commercial farms and I still don’t have a real hoverboard

It’s hard to believe we are already in the year 2020.  For someone who was born in the 1970’s, it has been a bit of a let down.  I feel like I was promised flying cars, robots, hoverboards and bubble covered cities.  I must admit that I was most excited for the hoverboards, but unfortunately […]

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What are the challenges to running a successful indoor farm?

(I had the opportunity to host the Great Lakes Ag-Tech Summit in Cleveland on Sept. 23, 2019.) The amount of investments made in the vertical farming and controlled environment agriculture industries has been well documented. Those companies that successfully raise capital are seen as industry heroes and it’s quickly assumed that they must have all […]

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SDL – The Leaders Forum in Agtech and Sustainability

International professionals across the supply chain come together to share initiatives and spur innovation.  Press Release, 08/05/2019 (Miami, Fl.) – SDL, an independently organized event series, announced the second round of speakers to conduct presentations during the inaugural event this October 22-24, 2019, featuring CEOs, directors and other pioneering figures in sustainability strategy and agtech.  […]

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Green Sense Radio Show: Trillions of trees could help climate change/Urban Ag update from Amsterdam

The answer to climate change could lie in the trees. Recent research at Switzerland’s Crowther Lab tells us how many trees would need to be planted to ultimately capture two-thirds of human-made carbon emissions. We’re joined by Professor Thomas Crowther from Crowther Lab in Zurich, Switzerland.  As we continue to find better ways to make […]

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Green Sense Radio: Renewable natural gas/Indoor farming update

Zero-carbon renewable energy gas sounds like the fuel of the future. But, Clean Energy Fuels recently announced that it’ll be available in about six years. We’re joined by Ashley White, Director & Head of Corporate Sustainability for Clean Energy Fuels Hydroponic vegetable production, vertical farming, urban agriculture continues to be an area of focus as […]

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2019 Virginia Innovation in Greenhouse and Vertical Farming Conference

Join us on Tuesday, March 12, and explore additional tools for expanding farm revenue through vertical farming innovations. Virginia Tech and Virginia Cooperative Extension invite you to register at http://bit.ly/Register-2019-Vertical-Farming  for the 2019 Virginia Innovation in Greenhouse and Vertical Farming Conference Tuesday, March 12, 2019 Virginia Farm Bureau 12580 West Creek Parkway; Richmond, Virginia   Keynote Speaker Neil […]

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Want to know what’s happening in the indoor ag industry?

Attend an upcoming Indoor Ag-Con event if you are looking to learn about new technologies and network with the key players in the indoor agriculture industry. When Nicola Kerslake, founder of Newbean Capital, started Indoor Ag-Con in 2013, she was interested in becoming a provider of capital to the indoor agriculture industry. “Part of the […]

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Virginia Smart Farming 2018 Conference

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 www.ialr.org 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 […]

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Urban Ag News continues to evolve and expand with the controlled environment agriculture industry

Originally published in Issue 10 Urban Ag News was started as a tool to provide people interested in controlled environment agriculture with an unbiased information resource. Chris Higgins, founder of Urban Ag News, said the idea for this information resource began with conversations he had with vendors of horticultural and agricultural products. “The idea started […]

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Kevin M. Folta on Controlled Environment Agriculture from ICCEA 2017

By Talking Biotech Podcast hosted by Kevin M. Folta In the race to feed 10 billion people by 2050 some agricultural production will shift to where people live. The idea of vertical farms or repurposing urban space for agriculture is becoming increasingly feasible, as lighting, cooling, and automation advances are more and more efficient. These concepts […]

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Part 2: Public funding for agricultural R&D continues to decrease

This month I had the pleasure of attending the 2017 North Central Extension & Research Activity (NCERA-101) annual meeting. It was an excellent opportunity to meet with many leading plant science researchers from universities, institutions and corporations in the U.S. and Canada. Over the course of two intense days I was able to obtain research updates […]

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