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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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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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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Hanging Gardens of Steel & Glass

Article originally published on Lunacy Now, reprinted here with the permission of the author. Long spires of steel and glass stretch up towards the sun. Within, teeming billions go about their busy lives, like ants in a kilometer tall nest. But every human in this vast metropolis needs to eat. And the solution is all […]

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RUFEPA + Green Sense Farms, Join Forces to Build Next Generation Indoor Farms

Green Sense Farms Holdings, Inc., today announced the formation of a joint venture with RUFEPA a Spanish greenhouse builder with over 25 years of turnkey project experience. The joint venture will focus on building combined indoor vertical farm and greenhouse projects for third parties to sustainably grow a wide range of vegetables using less land, […]

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3 Things to Fight For in the Farm Bill

Article by The Upstart University Team The Farm Bill is moving in Congress and could impact your farm. As you may have learned in our previous post, Congress typically rewrites the Farm Bill every five years and is currently in the process of writing a new Farm Bill with the goal of passing it by the […]

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