FFAR Grant Advances Equitable Food Access

CLEVELAND (September 15, 2022) –There are many initiatives that work to address nutrition inequality; however, these programs are often not coordinated with other aspects of the local food system. The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) is awarding an additional $1 million grant to Case Western Reserve University to build upon a 2018 Tipping Points grant by assessing efforts to […]

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Japan Plant Factory Association Holds Strawberry Course in October

New Online Training Course in English The Japan Plant Factory Association (JPFA) has announced to hold its first Strawberry Course for Plant Factories with Artificial Lighting (PFALs) in English from October 13 to 31, 2022, and is receiving applications. Since 2018, the JPFA has held training courses on PFALs in English year by year and […]

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Upcoming Research Showcase at North Carolina State University

Save the Date – Oct. 13, 2022, from 3 – 6 p.m.Controlled Environment AgricultureControlled Environment Agriculture research at NC State spans the sector from engineering growing systems to germplasm and growth recipes. Join us on Oct. 13, 2022, starting at 3 p.m. ET for an update on NC State’s Controlled Environment Coalition (CEC). The CEC […]

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Responding to Growing Trends: Increasing Capacity for California Aquaponic Agriculture through targeted education

So you’ve heard about aquaponics, an exciting new method to grow fruits and vegetables using nutrients from fish, but information on this farming technology is challenging to apply. Well, look no further and join UC Aquaculture Extension for an in-depth short course on the merger of aquaculture and hydroponic agriculture. In an effort to inform […]

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Next Indoor Ag-CONversation: Greenshaus Inc. Imagining Energy-Efficient, Local Foood Production

JOIN THE NEXT CONVERSATION September 7, 2022 at 2pm ET Greenshaus Inc.: Imagining energy-efficient, local food production in Ontario Greenhouse Success Story: Growing leafy greens with less fossil fuels, less electricity During this 60-minute conversation, we will share the story of a successful commercial greenhouse operation in Ottawa, Ontario that grows leafy greens for the […]

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What is the “best” grow light for your controlled environment operation?

Growers who replace incandescent bulbs with screw-in LEDs to control photoperiod can reduce their energy consumption by as much as 85 percent. The LED bulbs could last up to 30 years. Photo courtesy of Southwest Perennials Depending on whether you are looking to control photoperiod or increase plant growth will determine the grow lights you […]

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University of Florida Disease Management course starts soon

University of Florida Greenhouse Training Online courses  Disease Management starts September 19! Improve your prevention and management of diseases in nurseries and greenhouses by registering for Disease Management, the fourth course of the award-winning Greenhouse Online Training courses offered by the University of Florida IFAS Extension. This intermediate course is designed for growers with some […]

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Village Farms Fresh Donates to Help Uvalde Families

Village Farms Fresh today announced that it has made a $10,000 contribution to support the victims of the Uvalde, Texas tragedy.  A donation effort was organized by company employees to support the Uvalde community in the great state of Texas because it is also where Village Farms Fresh greenhouse farms are located.  Village Farms’ employees […]

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e-Gro studies young consumers

e-Gro Edible Alert For Young Consumers Farm-to-Fork Is Not Organic By Ariana Torres This study investigated the market segments of young consumers based on their valuation towards foods from organic, local, sustainable, and small-family systems. Millennials and Gen Z are predicted to shape emerging food trends in America. Millennials – the largest living generation – […]

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CEA Keynotes Cultivate Fresh Audience this November

NOVEMBER 1-2, 2022 HYATT REGENCY LONG BEACH | LONG BEACH, CA Policies, Programs & Practices to Advance Efficient Greenhouse & Vertical Farming We’re excited to announce that the Resilient Harvests Conference has lined up: Andrew McAllister, Commissioner, California Energy Commission Dr. Chieri Kubota, Director of Ohio Controlled Environment Agriculture Center, The Ohio State University as two […]

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Indoor Ag-Con, Controlled Environment Agriculture Innovation Center Partner to Launch CEA Summit East

New CEA Trade Event to bring industry, academia together OCTOBER 25-26, 2022 IN DANVILLE, VA DANVILLE, VA — Indoor Ag-Con and the Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) Innovation Center — a joint project of the School of Plant and Environmental Sciences at Virginia Tech and the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR) — have partnered […]

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Big Tex Urban Farms donates 1 million servings

A Million Servings Donated! Big Tex Urban Farms Reaches a Milestone

Announced in 2018, the million servings mission committed the State Fair of Texas and its signature program, Big Tex Urban Farms to grow and donate one million servings to the local community. In less than four years, the State Fair of Texas has made that goal a reality – donating 1,000,000 servings of fresh produce […]

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Inaugural Resilient Harvests Conference Announces Two Keynote Speakers

Nashville, TN. – Resilient Harvests Conference, a brand-new conference built around the policies, programs, and practices that advance efficient greenhouse and vertical farming, announced two of their keynote speakers today. The conference will take place November 1-2 at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach in Long Beach, CA. Keynote highlights include: Andrew McAllister, Commissioner, California Energy […]

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University of Florida offers Nutrient Management Level 2 Online Course

University of Florida Greenhouse Training Online courses  Nutrient Management Level 2 (Advanced) Starts August 22! Train your staff to make better crop management decisions by learning in depth aspects of plant nutrition management. Nutrient Management Level 2 (Advanced) is the third course of the award-winning Greenhouse Online Training program offered by the University of Florida […]

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