Friday, June 24, 2022

Indoor AgTech kicks off in New York City

It’s been a while, but yesterday, the first in-person Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit kicked off in New York again after two virtual ones. More than 500 attendants came to the event in person, whereas 100+ others joined virtually. After a long stop of this event in-person, happy faces and ongoing…

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Container farm allows growers to cultivate 14 different gourmet mushrooms

“We can grow 14 different strains of gourmet mushrooms in our container farms, with 3-4 strains per container and up to 2,000 lbs of mushrooms per 20-ft container per month, depending on the strain,” says Jonathan Murray, co-founder and CEO of Adapt Agtech. The company supplies container farming systems…

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IGS to deliver vertical farm tech to East Coast USA through partnership with CubicAcres

Intelligent Growth Solutions (IGS) has announced a new strategic partnership agreement with Long Island-based CubicAcres, which will see the grower expand its commercial operations to deliver high-quality, sustainably grown crops for consumption on the East Coast of the USA. Founded by entrepreneur Ryan…

Bowery Farming and Unfold partner to create locally produced veggies

Bowery Farming and Unfold announced a partnership to create locally produced vegetables through new seed varieties.  Controlled environmental agriculture needs deep collaborations to unlock the potential value of the industry. The lack of broadly available industry expertise has caused many vertical farms…

Re-Nuble partners with circular materials company to create growing media

Re-Nuble announces an exclusive partnership with a Santa Cruz, California-based circular materials company, Cruz Foam, which offers companies a frictionless transition to circular materials. As Re-Nuble pioneers the reutilization of localized and food safe, vegetative food waste into sustainable growing…

Queensland: Drought preparedness, research, and pest control in $608 million budget

The Palaszczuk Government has delivered a $608 million investment in Queensland's agriculture, fisheries and forestry industries. Drought support and preparedness, research…

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Alberta town embraces geothermal energy project with integrated vertical farm

The town of Hinton, Alta., traditionally reliant on resource extraction and forestry, may soon become a site of a unique, clean energy project that combines geothermal energy and food production. "It's a new technology. It's the future," Marcel Michaels, mayor of the town of 10,000 people, 290 kilometers…

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In St. Petersburg, youth-led farm blossoms in a food desert

Justin Bowman has been a youth ambassador at the St. Pete Youth Farm since fall 2020. Bowman, a student at St. Petersburg Catholic High, says you learn hard work and responsibility at this youth-run urban farm in the heart of south St. Petersburg’s Midtown neighborhood. If it is your job to water the…

Estate's new farming education program boosted with donation

A Northamptonshire estate's new education program teaching young people the importance of sustainable farming has been boosted thanks to a new donation. Property consultancy Fisher German has donated twenty laptops to Holdenby House to bolster its newly launched Rural Education Program. The program takes…

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Workshop teaches students about food insecurity

The Neighborhood Harvest (TNH), a Suffolk-based food delivery service and hydroponic farm, hosted a group of students from Norfolk Academy last week, teaching them about the process and benefits of hydroponics as well as how the organization is addressing food insecurity.  The foundation of TNH’s strategy…

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Hawaii: Student project-based learning on commercial farms

Local students from public/private high schools across the island of Oahu were pre-selected to participate in paid internships. Internships ranged from 1-2 semesters and were completed on the farm(s) under the supervision of the site mentor. Students supported farm staff while developing basic skills and…

Hydroponics in Hermosa: Students' learning grows in living classroom garden

An open concrete courtyard on the campus of the Hermosa Elementary and Middle School has been transformed into a hydroponics garden and living classroom, bringing an opportunity for both literal and figurative growth to its students. Todd Gregson, paraprofessional at Hermosa Elementary and Middle School,…

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