The "New Jersey Controlled Environment Agriculture - Virtual Executive Roundtable 2024" is a new webinar moderated by industry experts Desmond Hayes (GeoGreens) and Kalindi Bakshi, PhD. (Middlesex County), and Doyin Ashiru (NJEDA).

The agenda covers a range of topics, including sharing successes and setbacks, fostering collaborations within the industry, navigating the challenges of standardization and regulation, exploring funding and incentive opportunities, and more. This executive roundtable provides a platform for key players in the CEA sector to exchange ideas, experiences, and strategies for further advancing the industry in New Jersey.

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The panelists are representing CEA organizations such as Element Farms, GLASE, Vindara, Vision Greens, MicroClimates, Farm One, CEA Alliance, Edible Garden, Area 2 Farms, and Local Grown Salads, will engage in insightful discussions on various aspects of controlled environment agriculture.

Speaking during the webinar are:

  • Doyin Ashiru, Sector Lead Non-Retail Food and Beverage
  • Kalindi Bakshi, PhD., Economic Development Specialist - Food & Beverage Innovation
  • Desmond Hayes, Owner and Founder of GeoGreens
  • Rob Laing, Founder of Farm.One
  • Zale Tabakman, Founder and President of Local Grown Salads
  • Neda Vaseghi, Executive Division of Microclimates
  • Lenny Louis, CEO of Vision Greens
  • Gretchen Schimelpfenig, Executive Director at Energy Resources Integration
  • Daniel Janeczko, Head Grower at Element Farms
  • Tom Stenzel, Executive Director at the CEA Alliance
  • Scott Prendergast with Edible Garden
  • Oren Falkowitz with Area 2 Farms
  • Aneeta Uppal, Program Manager at Vindara