HAS University has launched a course on 'Managing a vertical farm' which is an intensive course where students will be immersed in the world of indoor farming. The course focuses on the practical side of the cultivation process, but the technological-, hygiene- and business aspects of indoor farming are also important themes in the course.
The 4-day course will start on 15 November 2022, on-site in Den Bosch, the Netherlands. Click here to register.
Vertical farming or indoor farming is a way of cultivating plants in a completely controlled, climatized, and stacked growing environment. Indoor farming delivers a higher revenue per square meter, with lower usage of water, nutrients, and pesticides. In the Netherlands, there is a small group of indoor farmers with a well-developed supply industry that has a leading position in the world market.
In a short time, we introduce the students to all the aspects which are involved in starting and running a vertical farm. They experience the first cultivation, learn about technical- and business aspects and get to know the suppliers of the technique and systems. They will discover what is needed for a healthy business model and will be prepared for interviews with an independent perspective with their future suppliers."