University of Arizona offers Greenhouse Crop Productions and Engineering Design short course

Join us March 2 – 6 for CEAC’s Short Course! Get your questions answered and increase your hydroponic growing know-how at the Greenhouse Crop Production & Engineering Design Short Course! Expand your knowledge during a four day intensive conference including 3 full days of lecture, 1 day of hands-on training workshops at CEAC facilities, and […]

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Zachary B. Lippman Awarded the 2019 NAS Prize in Food and Agriculture Sciences

PRESS RELEASE – The National Academy of Sciences awarded the 2020 Prize in Food and Agriculture Sciences to Dr. Zachary Lippman of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute for his work to accelerate crop improvement. The NAS Prize, endowed by the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, […]

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How is FresH2O Growers offering consumers “fresher, greener, healthier” lettuce?

FresH2O Growers is using a hydroponic production system to supply East Coast consumers with organic leafy greens. Anyone involved with the commercial horticulture industry is likely familiar with the van Wingerden family and the impact it has had on the production and marketing of ornamental plants. However, one member of the van Wingerden family is […]

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2019 Aquaponics Food Safety Statement

Originally published at https://aquaponicsassociation.org/2019-aquaponics-food-safety-statement/ The Aquaponics Association presents the 2019 Aquaponics Food Safety Statement, signed by over 130 organizations, including 98 from the U.S. This statement explains the food safety credentials of produce grown in aquaponic systems. PDF version: 2019 Aquaponics Food Safety Statement December 9, 2019Aquaponics Food Safety Statement Established Science Confirms Aquaponic Fish and Produce […]

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Are Consumers and Growers Putting Dollars in the Local Food Industry? – Great Lakes Ag Tech Summit

On September 23, 2019, Urban Ag News, Hort Americas and GE Current, a Daintree company hosted the inaugural Great Lakes Ag Tech Summit. Held at the historic Nela Park campus in Cleveland, the event featured keynotes and panel discussions from leading researchers and innovative growers in the Great Lakes region who are shaping the future […]

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The Ohio State University is gearing up for Workshop on Sustainable and Safe Crop Production

The Ohio State University is organizing annual Greenhouse Management Workshop (January 16 & 17, 2020; Wooster, OH), providing learning opportunities for the basics of greenhouse management practices. Improve you crop productivity, from managing lighting, temperature and humidity to controlling disease and pests. Attend in person for educational sessions, greenhouse tours, and network reception. Attend via […]

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Sales and Distribution: The Keys to Success for Local Farming

Above: Jeff Bednar and Chef Josh Romero at Urban Taco Collaboration is key to efficiency and profitfor local farmers. By Karel Holloway Almost 30 North Texas farmers, ranchers and other food producers are working with a new company to relieve the tedious chore of delivering products to area restaurants. It frees up more time for […]

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Square Roots opens new indoor farm in partnership with Gordon Food Service in Michigan

Square Roots officially opens their newest indoor farm, in partnership with Gordon Food Service—one of the largest food service distributors in North America. As the first step in their strategic relationship, they’ve jointly created a new Farm Campus at the Gordon Food Service Home Office in Michigan—with a much larger ambition to build indoor farms […]

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CEA Food Safety Coalition Creates Board of Directors, Elects Officers and Seeks Members

Press Release – New York, NY – The CEA Food Safety Coalition, comprised of leading controlled environment leafy greens producers, recently completed the formation of its governance structure and is taking steps to accept new members. Controlled environment agriculture (“CEA”) is agricultural food production in environments that are indoors (such as in greenhouses and vertical […]

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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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Disruption in the U.S. Fast Food Sector Creates Prospects for a New (and Lucrative) Market Opening for the Vertical Farming Industry

By Joel L. Cuello, Ph.D. Originally published by the Association for Vertical Farming U.S. fast-food customers’ growing expectations for healthier, ethical and more environmentally sustainable options directly correspond with the values and produce that the Vertical Farming industry provides As the vertical farming industry in the United States grows, its market segments correspondingly diversify and […]

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Hydroponic growers should be promoting locally-grown produce

Whether or not hydroponic growers are using organic practices to produce edible crops, consumers are more likely to be interested in whether the produce is locally grown. There has been much discussion over whether controlled environment hydroponic food production should be allowed to be certified organic. Regardless of where you stand on the topic, Michigan […]

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Check Out FFAR’s 2018 Annual Report: Transforming Agriculture’s Future

Press Release – The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research’s (FFAR) 2018 Annual Report outlines the organization’s success in building strategic public-private partnerships, funding transformative research and supporting the next-generation of researchers. FFAR funded a wide-range of groundbreaking projects in 2018 that address agriculture challenges ranging from methane emissions in cattle to computational modeling of […]

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A TEDx talk by Dr. Joel L. Cuello – Artificial Intelligence Does Food

Dr. Joel L. Cuello, Professor of Biosystems Engineering at the University of Arizona brings us a TEDx talk on artificial intelligence as it can relate to food production for the growing global population. Our planet sorely needs the help of artificial intelligence to achieve the increase in food production that our growing population demands in the […]

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