Sustainable Impacts Indoor Farming May Have On Environment

The following was originally published by Air, Soil and Water Research Journal By Eric W. Stein, Ph.D.Associate Professor of Management Science and Information Systems, Penn StatePresident, NE Decision Sciences Institute Abstract This article identifies the potential environmental effects large-scale indoor farming may have on air, water, and soil. We begin with an overview of what indoor […]

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Indoor Ag Tech Innovation Summit 2021 goes virtual

Towards Greater Profitability and Scale in CEA and Vertical Farming The virtual Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit on June 24-25 will gather the world’s leading farm operators, retailers, food companies, investors, seed companies and technology providers to meet, network and cultivate new commercial partnerships. 350+ attendees from the US, Europe, the Middle East and Asia will […]

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Horticulture job opportunity at Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Kalamazoo Valley Community College is searching for a Program Director to lead the development of a new set of programs in sustainable horticulture, urban agriculture, and landscape management.  The program will be part of the interdisciplinary food-health-sustainability education cluster at the Bronson Healthy Living Campus – alongside Sustainable Brewing and Culinary Arts & Sustainable Food Systems degrees; Community […]

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Who should lead the environmental movement?

Photo: Our decisions today affect our planet tomorrow.  Protect what you love, whether that be work or play. Simple answer, those with the most passion and perseverance. As the controlled environment agriculture industry we spend a significant amount of time discussing how we are going to improve our communities, the environment, the farming experience and the […]

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Is controlled environment agriculture addressing the issues facing the agriculture industry?

BrightFarms founder and president Paul Lightfoot, who is chairman of the USDA Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee, said controlled environment agriculture could play a major role in helping to solve some of the significant issues facing the ag industry and U.S. Photos courtesy of BrightFarms As chairman of the USDA Fruit and Vegetable Industry […]

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EAT THIS! dives into sustainable investments in controlled environment production

PRESS RELEASE – This webinar series, named ‘Eat This’ is a close collaboration between NethWork and World Horti Center. Both organizations want to connect the horticultural sector with the world beyond horticulture. Renee Snijders and Ed Smit of NethWork will present these weekly webinar sessions.   During weekly webinar sessions, thought leaders in the field […]

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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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Improving the profitability and sustainability of indoor leafy-greens production

A multi-university team of horticulturists, engineers and agricultural economists led by Michigan State University (MSU) has received a four-year, $2.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to study indoor production of leafy greens. Industry partners have matched funding, bringing the project total to $5.4 million. The investigators on the grant include: Erik Runkle, […]

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Autogrow and Agritecture Release First-Ever Global CEA Census Report

PRESS RELEASE – NEW YORK, New York – Global automation specialist Autogrow and New York-based Agritecture Consulting have released their first Global CEA Census Report, the most in-depth global survey of indoor & controlled environment agriculture ever conducted, with 316 total respondents from 54 countries. Despite rapid growth, data is notoriously difficult to come by […]

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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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New York City needs more vertical farms: Urban growth on a higher plane

By Joel Cuello, Originally published by New York Daily News, Oct. 1, 2019 While New York City as a whole by no means is a food desert, wherein access to fresh produce by its residents is severely constrained, such access nonetheless appears to require significant enhancement. The 2019 American Fitness Index for America’s 100 largest cities, for instance, […]

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Last Chance For Tickets! Pioneering Forum for Sustainability in Agriculture

International scientists, investors, directors, and advisors come together to share global initiatives and spur innovation.  Miami, Fl., October – This month’s Sustainability & Digitalization Leaders forum is the exclusive, comprehensive conversation every thought leader in agtech should be a part of. The SDL agenda demonstrates critical awareness of the most relevant sustainability issues across the […]

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Sustainability in Agriculture’s Pioneering Forum

International professionals leading the Agtech supply chain come together to share initiatives and spur innovation. Press Release – The 2019 Sustainability & Digitalization Leaders forum is fast becoming the exclusive conversation series every thought leader in agtech should be a part of. Announcing the next cohort of speakers to present this October 22-24, the agenda […]

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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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