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Stephen Ritz brings his green bronx machine classroom to television’s “let’s learn”

This spring, Stephen Ritz, award-winning educator and founder of Green Bronx Machine, will delight children in 3-K through second grade when he brings his acclaimed classroom – and a cast of newly-created characters – to public television’s “Let’s Learn” series. “Let’s Learn” is a one-hour, daily…

postponed event will combine online & offline

GreenTech to take place again in September 2021

It will be a bit later than the previously announced dates in June, but coming September the suits can go back to the dry cleaners and it will really be time to say goodbye to your corona-hair. Then all growers, suppliers, investors and other stakeholders are welcome again at GreenTech. Physically in…

FFAR pioneers vertical farming to grow food in nontraditional spaces

The Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR) is awarding a $1,061,576 grant through its Precision Indoor Plants (PIP) consortium to Sky high: Vertical Farming, a…

April 12, 12:00 - 1:30 GST

Webinar: Securing food supply with AI and vertical farming

Join MEED’s exclusive webinar together with DP World and Jafza on 12 April 2021 as they discuss how vertical farming is creating new opportunities for investors and developers alike. The webinar will look at the UAE's food security strategies and the central role of innovative data technologies and…

April 1 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM CEST

Urban controlled environment agriculture: the social context

UKUAT organizes a panel discussion around the social context of urban controlled environment agriculture (CEA). Join for a panel discussion on the social context surrounding controlled environment agriculture in urban settings. This discussion follows directly from a pre-recorded conversation between UKUAT’s…

Angers will host the 31th International Congress of Horticultural Sciences in 2022

After Turkey in 2018, the 31th International Congress of Horticultural Sciences will be held in Angers, France, from August 14th to 22nd, 2022. Every four years, for a week,…

March 30, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (BST)

Discover the UK strawberry vertical farming industry

The second of two Ukuat webinars focusing on growing strawberries in total controlled environment agriculture (TCEA) systems. Strawberries can be grown in TCEA. That is well…

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Purdue students earn honors for crop stimulant developed from soybeans

A group of students from Purdue University has developed an organic additive that is designed to promote crops in vertical farms. The primary ingredient of the liquid biostimulant is soybeans. The innovation earned the team top honors during the 27th annual Student Soybean Innovation Competition…

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Virtual agenda for CEA 4.0 now available to download

This edition of the CEA 4.0 Conference will look at the strategic context of ongoing, future programs and developments within CEA, while also delving deep into the core topics of the various methods of growing associated with CEA.  Conference Day 1 - Developing Our Approach, Planning & Design - Creating The…

September 2-3, Munich

Save the date: 5th vertical farming summit

The 5th AVF summit will present new alternative food production systems and technologies like vertical farming that will contribute to sustainability and climate change resilience. It will provide direct access to the leading technology providers as well as understanding the market. Networking and…

April 17

Salad washer construction workshop for vegetable producers

Do it yourself! Join S.D. Specialty Producer Association members on April 17, 2021 to learn how to convert a washing machine to a salad spinner for your vegetable operation. The ‘from spin cycle to salad green washer’ class will be held at Cedar Creek Gardens in Midland, S.D. at 8 a.m. Mountain time, 9…

March 25, 14:30-17:00

Free webinar on indoor farming, soilless and trends in agritech

While waiting for the physical trade show scheduled for June 9th and 10th, 2021 – NovelFarm Restart Edition, a live streaming meeting will be held on March 25th to showcase the state of the art in the agritech, indoor and soilless farming and its developments in terms of investments, research and…

Summary of webinar: the secret of growing strawberries in TCEA

The first webinar of our spring series, ‘What is the secret of growing strawberries in TCEA’, presented by Katia Zacharaki of Digital Farming was a great success. While not giving away every single secret, the content is a great starting point to encourage discussion amongst peers and covers a wide range…

Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit

Online event on June 24-25

Speakers for the Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit announced

The Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit will be virtually held on June 24-25. Gathering the world’s farm operators, retailers, food companies, investors, seed companies, and technology providers to meet, network, and cultivate new commercial partnerships.  The Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit speakers are announced.…

Jeff Woolsey to present webinar on March 25th

The value of fully integrated control systems in the greenhouse

Next Thursday, March 25, Jeff Woolsey will present the Argus Controls sponsored webinar “The Value of Fully Integrated Control Systems in the Greenhouse”. In this webinar,…

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21st century fund awards FeedMore $100,000 for expanded hydroponic container farm

Recognizing the needs of the community is an integral component of the 21st Century Fund. Making sure that those needs are met is another. The Fund, “a giving circle open to anyone who wants to give back in Western New York”, designates significant awards to worthy organizations that submit applications…

Indoor farming education project wins NASA funding

Boys & Girls Clubs of Pueblo County (BGCPC) receives award from NASA’s Team II program to promote science, technology, engineering, and math learning. With the hope that this…

23 juli 2021

Tickets open for Australia’s premier AgTech conference

South Australia’s AgTech showcase AdvanceAg is back bigger and better at the Adelaide Convention Centre for 2021 with tickets now available. Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development David Basham said the 23 July event is touted to be the premier event on the Australian AgTech calendar…

Farm to Fork Strategy, March 15-18

"The entire chain must be mobilised including the consumer”

During the Seminar Week of the Forum for the Future of Agriculture, public administration expert Jeroen Candel of Wageningen University & Research will present on the Farm to Fork Strategy of the European Commission. The seminar will take place on Tuesday, 16 March. At this event, Candel will discuss the…

Event on October 4-5, 2021

Indoor ag-con heads to Orlando in October 2021

With safety in mind, the Indoor Ag-Con management team has pushed the dates for its previously announced May 2021 agriculture trade show and conference for the indoor and…

Oct. 21-24 in Oklahoma City.

Aquaponics association hosting hybrid conference

The Aquaponics Association is excited to announce that this year the annual conference will be October 21-24 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Due to COVID, this conference will be hybrid. The conference will take place in person at the Oklahoma City Sheraton, and sessions will also be broadcast live to guests…

Canadian greenhouse conference to present virtual event in 2021

The Canadian Greenhouse Conference (CGC) announced its decision to forgo an in-person event in 2021 and will present a virtual conference this fall. “We had hoped to return to…

Meet 8 women that are redefining ‘farm-to-table’ in 2021

This International Women’s Day, Freight farms is celebrating the farmers, entrepreneurs, leaders, and disruptors who inspire us every day. These women have gone above and beyond to bring positive change to food and agriculture in communities around the world! 1. The Plant Scientist: Lexy Basquette, Farm…

Webinar on March 17 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CET

What is the secret to growing strawberries?

Strawberry is an economically important crop, well researched and grown in every continent in the world, exceeding 8.89M tons production in 2019. In the UK, strawberry consumption reached 196.7K tons, of which 72% were grown in the UK, 30% were imported and 2% were exported. Strawberries are mainly grown…

Aquaponics association nominates five experts for USDA Advisory Committee

The Aquaponics Association nominated five aquaponics experts to serve on the USDA’s new Advisory Committee on Urban & Innovative Agriculture. The 12-person committee will advise the Secretary of Agriculture on the development of policies and outreach relating to urban, indoor, and other emerging…

March 8-12

Tomato Week covers e-commerce trends, COVID-19 and more

The Fresh Produce Association of the Americas has opened registration for Tomato Week 2021 which takes place March 8-12. The event is open to all who have an interest in…

Webinar on shifting approaches to farming in Canada

Canada’s agriculture sector is in the midst of a number of changes, from automation to sustainability to shifting demographics. The Globe and Mail hosted the second event in its Future of Farming series on February 25 to provide a forum for discussion on what these changes mean. Missed the live event or…

Carbon neutral fertiliser production and use to be discussed at Agri-TechE event 24th March

On-farm fertilizer production comes out of the box

“Current ammonia production facilities are huge factories, producing millions of tonnes of ammonia, and double that amount of carbon dioxide, says Guðbjörg Rist, CEO of…

Q&A session by JPFA from Thursday, February 18 until March 11 JPFA

Learn more about indoor farming: ask the experts

If you're interested in or already operating a plant factory with artificial lighting (PFAL) and feel like asking experts, The Japan Plant Factory Association (JPFA) is…

Applications between 1 March and 28 April

New £12m funding competition for farm-focused innovations

The new £12m Farming Innovation Pathways funding competition is for collaborative feasibility studies and industrial research projects around improving food productivity and increasing resilience and sustainability in line with net zero ambitions.What’s the new Farming Innovation Pathways competition…

Application open till March 3

University of Florida to help teach science, engineering through aquaculture

Through a $64,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm to Schools program, the University of Florida and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS)  will help some Florida K-12 educators who teach science, technology, engineering, math and agriculture start or strengthen…

March 3, 10 and 17, 10AM - 3PM (MST)

Online crop production and engineering design course by University of Arizona 2021

Only a few weeks away from the 2021 Online Greenhouse Crop Production and Engineering Design Short Course put on by the University of Arizona’s Controlled Environment Agriculture Center. Join the University of Arizona’s Controlled Environment Agriculture Center for their 20th Annual CEAC Greenhouse Crop…

February 18-March 11

Japan Plant Factory Association is receiving applications for online course

Have you ever visited a plant factory with artificial lighting (PFAL)? The Japan Plant Factory Association is now receiving applications for its 2021 Online Training Course on PFALs scheduled for Feb. 18-March 11. The course gives you the privilege of taking an exclusive look inside a large-scale,…

Opportunities in specialty crops for UK growers

CHAP Innovation Sector Lead Dr Réka Haraszi attended a workshop series on specialty crops, which ran over four weeks from 15th January 2021. Here she provides a summary of the content, which may be of interest to growers looking increase their range of crops. The workshops, run by OMAFRA (Canada),…

UK: BBC launches 8-part series on future of food & agriculture

In a new eight-part multi-platform series called Follow the Food, sponsored by Corteva Agriscience, BBC World News, and BBC.com explore the stories behind feeding the world’s ever-growing population. Presented by renowned Botanist James Wong, the series will examine how farming, science, AI technology,…

Feb 17, 02:00 PM (ET)

Webinar on hiring for indoor vertical farming: human resources in 2021

During this session, the panel will touch on the hot areas of hiring in the indoor vertical farming market today, including: Disciplines Hiring Manager are Seeking Expansion and Hiring Regions How Academia Can Help With Farmers of the Future | NextGen Farmers  ModeratorTim Hammerich, senior director for strategic communications,…

Vertical farming at crossroads as pandemic shifts focus to fresh produce

Although growing crops all year around with Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) has been proposed as method to localize food production and increase resilience against extreme climate events, the efficiency and limitations of this strategy need to be evaluated for each location. Research by Luuk…

Indoor ag-con changes dates and locations for 2021

With safety in mind, the Indoor Ag-Con management team has made the decision to push the dates for its previously announced May 16-18, 2021 agriculture trade show and…

February 16-17

Virtual global ag tech summit to be held this month

How much agricultural technology can you digest in a 24-hour span? The Global Agriculture Technology Summit 2021 can put this to the test Feb. 16 and 17. This event will be a…

Queen Elizabeth prize trumpets LEDs for harmonizing humans and nature

A prestigious British awards group that recognizes engineering innovations of global benefit to humankind has bestowed this year’s honors on five individuals for playing an indispensable role in establishing the LED as an everyday light source, and one “which will play a major role in ensuring that…

Virtual event on plant physiology to LED performance

Keynote speaker Bruce Bugbee, the director of the Crop Physiology Laboratory at Utah State University, kicked off the two days of HortiCann presentations. He began with the basics illustrating what he calls the nine cardinal parameters of plant growth (Fig. 1). Above ground, you have light, temperature,…


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