International Congress on Controlled Environment Agriculture is Almost Here! ICCEA 2015


Spring is simply flying by!  Its been one month since we released the Issue 9 of Urban Ag News.  This was by far our best and most read issue.  For those that have never read one of our issues, let me provide you an understanding of our mission:

Our MISSION is to become the leading connector for a growing industry, bringing together growers with growers, growers with manufacturers, growers with suppliers and growers with consumers.

Urban Ag News is an educator providing content through a variety of different media. Through its educational efforts, Urban Ag News seeks to provide its users with a basic understanding of the science behind our industry while keeping its audience informed on the latest technologies and innovations.

Make sure you take time to read Issue 9 if you have not already done so.  This issue includes a story on a vertical farm in Seattle, information on greenhouse grown strawberries and preventing tip burn on lettuce.

The International Congress on Controlled Environment Agriculture (ICCEA 2015) is also almost here!  In less than 30 days the leading researchers from around the world of controlled environment ag will come together in Panama City, Panama.  If you can, you should do what you can to attend.  It will be one of the few times that you can see and mingle with all of these researchers at one event.

Here is the full list of speakers:

Dr. Toyoki Kozai – Chiba University, Professor Leo Marcelis – Wageningen University, Dr. Gary Stutte – NASA, Dr. Don Wilkerson – Caliber Biotherapuetics, Dr. Wei Fang – National Taiwan University, Dr. Ricardo Herndandez – University of Arizona, Caleb Harper – MIT, Dr. Nadia Sabeh,  Dr. Michiko Takagaki – Chiba University, Dr. Toshitaka Yamaguchi – Chiba University, Dr. Yang Qichang – Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development in Chinese Agriculture, Dr. Jun Eek SON – Seoul National University, Dr. Hiroshi Shimizu – Kyoto University, Mr. Paul Selina – Village Farms, Mr. Will Kain – Rusheen Capital Patners and Dr. Carlos Him Gonzalez – University of Panama

Hope to see you in Panama.

Chris Higgins –