September 6-7, 2023:

JPFA launches training course on vertical farming

The Japan Plant Factory Association (JPFA) will hold the onsite Interactive Business-Focused Training Course on plant factories with artificial lighting (PFALs) at the JPFA site on Chiba University Kashiwanoha Campus on September 6 and 7, following the JPFA International Symposium on Plant Factories.

The coming course will be a chance to learn how to run a successful commercial PFAL, with pre-learning videos, a one-day excursion to two large-scale commercial plant factories, and comprehensive and interactive sessions on PFAL-related technology and business in person at Kashiwanoha.

Pre-learning includes:

  1. A lecture on the case study of 808 Factory, a large-scale PFAL in Japan, features data-driven operation, hygiene management, improving resource use efficiency, and more.
  2. A 60-minute virtual tour of the 808 Factory, where you can see the real data-driven facilities and management points, besides automation and other technologies.
  3. A lecture on business administration for PFALs, where you will learn how to simulate cultivation, manage costs and revenues, and optimize your operations, with a worksheet to know about your situation.

While onsite training on Sept. 6-7, you can have a chance to ask questions and discuss face-to-face with the plant factory operators with rich experience and other experts and meet and network with other PFAL enthusiasts and professionals from various backgrounds.

Quick facts
Date: Sept. 6-7, 2023
Venue: The Japan Plant Factory Association site on Chiba University Kashiwanoha campus
Course Fee: JPFA Member: JPY 115,000/person (785USD)
Non-member: JPY 145,000/person (990USD)
Special offer: The participants of the JPFA International Symposium on Sept. 4-5 and/or alumni of past JPFA training will receive a discount of JPY10,000 (~70USD).

Click here to register for the course. Please note that the deadline for application is August 28, 2023

Day 1: The exclusive excursion to two large-scale commercial PFALs
Day 2: Lectures, workshops, and discussion sessions

Pre-learning videos: The videos on PFAL business management, 808 Factory case studies, and 60-minute virtual tours of 808 Factory are provided in advance to enhance participants’ understanding.

Find a more elaborate explanation of the course here.

For more information:
Japan Plant Factory Association

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