Free Webinar with Stephen Ritz and Charles Platkin

Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center Executive Director Charles Platkin, PhD, JD, MPH will be joined by Stephen Ritz, the Founder of Green Bronx Machine and self-proclaimed CEO – Chief Eternal Optimist – of Bronx County to discuss COVID-19, food insecurity and food policy in New York City. Jun 17, 2020 09:30 AM in Eastern Time […]

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Indoor Ag-Con kicks off new free webinar series with United Fresh panel discussion on produce trends, business opportunities for indoor growers

Free monthly virtual events to share content originally planned for May 2020 annual in-person conference postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic PRESS RELEASE – Indoor Ag-Con LLC, producers of the premier event for the indoor|vertical farming industry, is launching a free monthly webinar series to share content originally planned for its May 2020 in-person annual conference […]

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The Medical Qualities of Strawberries and Blueberries

By Janet Colston Coronavirus is the first global pandemic of most of our lives and so far the virus has predominantly affected the elderly and those with decreased immunity to disease. As we start to come out of lock down there is more fear for healthy individuals, in particular with regard to the ability to […]

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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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Food Safety and E. coli in Aquaponic and Hydroponic Systems

This document is The Aquaponics Association’s response to a recent publication on E. coli in Aquaponic and Hydroponic systems. By Tawnya Sawyer; Nick Savidov, PhD; George Pate; and Marc Laberge Overview of the Study On April 6, 2020, Purdue Agriculture News published a story about a study related to the contamination risk of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) in Aquaponic and […]

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Functional Food Facts: Around the World in 30 Berries

By Janet Colston, PhD The Medical Qualities of Berries We all currently find ourselves dealing with Coronavirus, the first global pandemic of most of our lives and ever changing uncertainty around the economy and our individual futures.   Each country has issued their own response to the outbreak. While many individuals are thinking about their […]

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Powdery Mildew Management 101 by e-GRO

e-GRO Edibles Alert: 5.05 Powdery Mildew Management 101  Nick FlaxPenn State Extension Though powdery mildew does not lead to total crop death in the way that many other plant pathogens do, growers need to manage this disease. This article covers powdery mildew basics and tips for managing the disease in greenhouse-grown food crops.

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‘Controlled Environment Production for Safer Leafy Greens’ by Paul Lightfoot (BrightFarms)

Paul Lightfoot presented the competitive advantages of indoor and greenhouse growing and locally distributing leafy greens as oppose to more conventional outdoor production. He also introduced the new CEA Food Safety Coalition, inviting indoor and greenhouse farms to be a member. Indoor Ag Science Café is an outreach program of our project OptimIA, funded by USDA SCRI […]

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Urban Agriculture certificate now offered online

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The College of Agriculture’s Urban Agriculture team is launching the online Urban Agriculture Certificate in partnership with Purdue Online, to be offered 100% online.  Registration is open, and the “Growing Guide for Healthy Crops” course begins March 16. Urban agriculture focuses on raising food in urban or suburban areas. These efforts are often […]

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University of Arizona Greenhouse Crop Production & Engineering Design Short Course, March 2020

University of Arizona – Controlled Environment Agriculture Center – Short Course Join us March 2 – 6 for CEAC’s Short Course! REGISTER HERE!  Click HERE to reserve your room at the Tucson Marriott University Park Hotel Get your questions answered and increase your hydroponic growing know-how at the Greenhouse Crop Production & Engineering Design Short Course! Expand your knowledge […]

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Elevate Farms Inc.: Tech-based Vertical Farming Company Completes Capital Funding to Scale Operations and Secure IP

PRESS RELEASE – Toronto, CANADA / A tech-based vertical farming company focused on cost-effectively growing leafy green vegetables at mass scale, Elevate Farms Inc. (“Elevate Farms”) is pleased to announce the closing of a $1.8M funding led by Brightspark Ventures.     Elevate Farms unique solution uses hydroponics and a proprietary automation system, paired with photobiology, to […]

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Guggenheim Presents Countryside, The Future, an AMO / Rem Koolhaas Exhibition Opening February 2020

Exhibition to Examine Radical Changes Transforming the Surface of the World beyond Cities From February 20 through summer 2020 the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum will present Countryside, The Future, an exhibition addressing urgent environmental, political, and socioeconomic issues through the lens of architect and urbanist Rem Koolhaas and AMO, the think tank of the Office for […]

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FFAR is Accepting Pre-Proposals for Seeding Solutions 2020

PRESS RELEASE—FFAR is now accepting pre-proposal applications for the 2020 Seeding Solutions Grant Program, the Foundation’s flagship competitive program that funds research solutions in FFAR’s six Challenge Areas in collaboration with unique partners. Every year, FFAR funds at least one proposal in each Challenge Area, awarding grantees up to $1 million. “Now in its fourth consecutive year, Seeding Solutions […]

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