Hybrid conference on 1 October 2021, 12:00 - 16:00 CET (NL)

Scaling up plant production in vertical farms

One of VF's advantages often mentioned is that crops can be produced anywhere around the globe, irrespective of the local growing conditions. Once the perfect indoor "growing…

October 19-20

Online aquaponics intensive workshop by the University of Arizona

Are you interested in growing crops with aquaponics? Join the University of Arizona Controlled Environment Agriculture Center for the Online Aquaponic Intensive Workshop – October 19 & 20 via Zoom. This two-day event, taught by Dr. Matthew Recsetar, is perfect for those using or wanting to use small to medium-scale…

2021 Vertical Farming World Awards winners announced

The winners of the 2021 Vertical Farming World Awards were announced on 21 September in an online awards ceremony during the 2021 Vertical Farming World Congress. The…

A look at the 2021 Asia Horticulture, Vegetables and Fruit Technology Expo

The 2021 Asian Horticulture, Vegetables and Fruit Expo took place in the World Expo Center in Qingdao on September 15-17. At this expo were gathered, the foremost specialists in the installation horticulture industry. The expo was centered around specialized B2B displays of fruit and vegetable plantation…

"Light is the most important growth factor in a vertical farm"

In vertical farms, all the production factors can be precisely controlled, making that we can precisely control the growth, development, and quality of the crops. LEDs play a…

Webinar on September 24 at 4:00pm

CEA lighting controls: bridging the gap between research and commercial facilities

Horticultural lighting systems have gone through a rapid developmental process over the last 5 years. Advances in LED technology have allowed commercial manufacturers to more…

Photo report Horti China:

Market for high-end greenhouse crops has great potential

Last week the 2021 Horti China exhibition took place. The show was combined with many events such as the large-scale Venlo Greenhouse Operation Seminar, the Kingpeng Interactive Greenhouse Salon, the Dutch Protected Greenhouse Technology Forum, and the 2021 Plant Factory Trial Production Technology…

Horti China takes place in Qingdao, China

China: Rapidly developing greenhouse industry looks for more technical solutions

The Horti Asia recently took place in the Qingdao World Expo. The expo was smaller than in previous years because of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. This year, there were about 50 companies with display stands. In addition to the Chinese suppliers of greenhouse installations and related technologies,…

with CPF and Cargill

Announcing two start-up innovation challenges

APAC Agri-Food Innovation Summit Announces TWO Start-Up Innovation Challenges, with CPF and Cargill.  Enter nowTechnologies to improve meatlike taste, texture, or nutrition of plant-based…

November 16-18

Announcing two start-up innovation challenges

The Asia-Pacific Agri-Food Innovation Summit (November 16-18) has partnered with global food companies CPF and Cargill, creating a start-up Innovation Challenge with each partner to uncover fresh talent and technologies to benefit the APAC agri-food value chain. Start-ups are invited to apply until…

Discount registration code now available

NYC AgTech Week 2021

The NYC Agriculture Collective - a nonprofit dedicated to educating about and increasing exposure of innovation and opportunity in AgTech and urban farming, is pleased to announce the 6th annual hybrid [virtual + in-person] NYC AgTech Week; the only AgTech conference on the East Coast run by leaders of the industry themselves.…

Online workshop on October 19-20, 9am-2pm (MST)

Growing crops with aquaponics

Interested in growing crops with aquaponics? Join the University of Arizona Controlled Environment Agriculture Center for the Online Aquaponic Intensive Workshop - October 19th & 20th via Zoom. This two-day event, taught by Dr. Matthew Recsetar, is perfect for those using or wanting to use small to medium-scale systems. Both…

Brick Street Farms

Re-envisioning urban farming with direct to consumer urban hubs

Indoor Ag-Con welcomes Brick Street Farms CEO Shannon O’Malley to the speaker roster for the October 4-5, 2021 edition at the Hilton Orlando. Based in St. Petersburg, FL, O’Malley and her growing company are on a mission to “ignite a sustainable farm revolution by dramatically reshaping the global…

2021 Vertical Farming World Congress on 20-22 September

"Raising expectations is to ensure we reflect the new horizons of opportunity"

Organizers of next week’s Vertical Farming World Congress on 20-22 September online are confident that recent developments mean the sector is about to expand even faster than…

Highlights GreenTech: Food safety, sustainability, hydroponics

GreenTech Live & Online is in full preparation and ready to receive the horticulture industry at the RAI Amsterdam, from 28-30 September. More knowledge sessions are announced at the Xpert Theatre (cultivation & crop optimization) and Vision Stage (strategy, trends, vision on the future, cooperation, and…

21-25 November

Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Security Week launches this fall

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Agriculture and…

Netherlands Pavilion Expo 2020 Dubai

Dutch pavilion's vertical farm unveils first produce at Expo 2020 Dubai

Oyster mushrooms have begun sprouting inside a giant vertical farm at the Netherlands pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai. Its centerpiece of the structure is a green cone upon which more than 9,000 plants and herbs thrive. The plan is to host a green zone that is more than a building, and display real,…

October 4-5, Orlando

Fifth Season CEO to give keynote at Indoor Ag-Con

Fifth Season CEO Austin Webb joins the CEO Keynote Address line-up for the in-person October 4-5, 2021 edition of Indoor Ag-Con at the Hilton Orlando.  Themed “Growing Your Business,” the trade show and conference for indoor | vertical farming and controlled environment agriculture will give attendees the…

20 September - 1 October

"A new highlight at this autumn demo is cos lettuce for hydroponic production"

A warm welcome to Rijkzwaan's Hydro Demo, which is taking place from 20 September to 1 October 2021, close to their open-field demo in Fijnaart. "We are expecting it to attract just as much interest as our very first Hydro Demo that was held in June of this year. A new highlight at this autumn demo is…

Agrotechnica Asia & Horti Asia Regional Summit on 16 and 17 November, Thailand

Smart production for sustainable food systems

The Agritechnica Asia and Horti Asia Regional Summit, to be held as a hybrid online and in-person event on 16 and 17 November, offers farmers and farming specialists from Thailand and South East Asia not only innovative farming systems and a wide range of solutions for improving crop production but also…

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21 September, 4:00pm - 5:00pm (Singapore Time)

Denmark and Singapore to discuss the future of farming with sustainable agriculture

Presented by SGInnovate and the Royal Danish Embassy in Singapore, in support of Deep Tech for Good, experts will discuss and share their views on sustainable and innovative future farming in Denmark and Singapore, on the way forward for food security during an upcoming panel discussion on 21 September,…

Hybrid event on 23-26 September

NYC AgTech Week 2021

The NYC Agriculture Collective - a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to educating about and increasing exposure of innovation and opportunity in AgTech and urban farming, is pleased to announce the 6th annual hybrid [virtual + in-person] NYC AgTech Week; the only AgTech conference on the East Coast run by leaders of the industry…

UAE: World Expo 2021 will connect different journeys

Expo 2020 Dubai is likely the largest and most impactful event ever to take place in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region, from October 1, 2021, to March 31, 2022, while the UAE is getting ready to celebrate its Golden Jubilee.  With Expo 2020’s theme of ''Connecting Minds, Creating the Future'',…

Two new team members join AmericanHort

Management changes announced for Cultivate’22

In an effort to continually improve the event and experience for our exhibitors, sponsors, and attendees, AmericanHort is pleased to announce Cindy Lee and Bill Behrens have…

Official ceremony on Friday 1 October.

NL: Vertical farming facilities to be opened soon

The ertical farm facilities of Delphy and WUR will be officially opened on Friday 1 October. This takes place in the context of the ‘Horti Science Park Event Weeks’. The…

AVF Conference 2-3 September, hybrid event

Highlighting every aspect of vertical farming

On September 2-3, 2021, the fifth "International Vertical Farming & New Food Systems Conference" will take place in Munich.  After Beijing, Washington, Amsterdam and Oslo, the conference will this year be held at its founding location. The Association for Vertical Farming e.V. (AVF) is organizing the international…

Dutch Biotope showases healthy food production during Expo 2020 Dubai

The moment is almost there, on October 1st the Expo 2020 Dubai will be opened and the Dutch Biotope in the most spectacular way revealed. In six months, the Dubai Expo 2020 will be all about Connecting Minds, Creating the future. In specific, the heart of the Netherlands Pavilion symbolizes uniting…

September 28-30. 2021

NL: Seed meets Technology 2021 to take place as planned

After a period of uncertainty the decision was finally taken: Seed meets Technology 2021 will not be cancelled or postponed. Following close consultation between the organisation and the municipality, Seed meets Technology has been deemed COVID-proof and guests will be permitted to attend this event at…

The JPFA holds '10 years of progress, achieving the SDGs and beyond' fest

Celebrating long journey in R&D and promoting vertical farming in Japan

On 15-17 September, the Japan Plant Factory Association (JPFA) celebrates its 10th Anniversary Fest, celebrating 10 years of progress, achieving the SDGs and beyond. The member-only online event marks JPFA’s anniversary and at the same time, is a token of gratitude to all supporting members. “We want to…

September 2nd-3rd 2021 in Munich, Germany

"Fifth annual AVF Summit is set to be our best yet"

The fifth annual AVF Summit is set to be the best yet. After successful Summits in Beijing in 2015 and Amsterdam in 2016, the 2017 in Washington, 2019 in Oslo. The AVF Summit…

Oct. 21-24

2021 aquaponics conference goes virtual-only

Amidst membership concerns about COVID-19, the Aquaponics Association has canceled the in-person programming of the 2021 Aquaponics Conference. The conference, which was…

IGS:

Edinburgh agritech business wins 'Agtech Breakthrough award'

AgTech Breakthrough, a market intelligence organization, today announced Intelligent Growth Solutions (IGS), the Edinburgh-headquartered agritech business, has been selected as winner of the “Vertical Farming Solution of the Year” award in the 2021 AgTech Breakthrough Awards program. IGS delivers…

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Urban Farming Meme Tournament

"Obtain eternal glory by participating in the August 2021 Urban Farming meme tournament," says Zjef van Acker, Chief Engagement Officer with 12 steps to farming.  Contest ideaZjef says that the company started sharing urban farming memes because they thought it was funny. However, because there are not that many good urban farming…

Webinar on 24 August at 11:00AM - 12:00PM ET

Innovation talks: Solutions for the growing industry

Meet and engage with Schneider Electric™ representatives who share a passion for the indoor farming market at this virtual event hosted by Aamir Paul, U.S. Country President…

Bringing food production back into the cities and to the consumers

“Feasibility of urban farm should be measured in terms of social impact”

Much is being said about large-scale, high-tech greenhouses that produce massive yields of fresh produce. However, despite their strong business model, these facilities might not solve all food apartheid in lower-income, segregated neighborhoods of big cities where access to fresh food is limited. For…

17 September

Singapore to host virtual event on food security in partnership with UNDP & APEC

To address the potential impact to the global food system from the twin effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change, government officials and top-level executives from the Asia Pacific region will be attending the Global Food Security & Sustainability Virtual Summit 2021 on 17 September 2021.…

Bahamas: hydroponic and beekeeping graduates ready to make an impact

The One Eleuthera Foundation (OEF) recently hosted two Centre for Training and Innovation (CTI) graduations at its Rock Sound campus. Nineteen students in total celebrated the accomplishment of successfully completing one of two 12-week courses in Intro to hydroponics and apiology and apiculture…

OPS 2021 education session

The growth of CEA—what’s real and what’s hype?

The flourishing development of Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) and how retailers and consumers view this emerging segment of fresh produce production, will be the topic of an educational session at Organic Produce Summit 2021. 'The Growth of CEA—What’s Real and What’s Hype from a Retail and…

20-22 September

Vertical Farming World Congress to be held online

The 2nd Vertical Farming World Congress on 20-22 September will now be held entirely online, to ensure complete certainty for participants and to avoid potential travel…

20 September - 8 October

NL: Celebrating 15 years of horticultural development at the Horti Science Park

Wageningen University & Research (WUR), the Delphy Improvement Centre, and the Municipality of Lansingerland are celebrating fifteen years of scientific development in the field of greenhouse horticulture. Save the date: various activities will be organized during the ’Horti Science Park Event Weeks’,…

Center of Excellence for Indoor Agriculture (COE)

US: Announcing the first winners of the “Best in Class” awards

The Center of Excellence for Indoor Agriculture, a U.S. basedcompany that supports the growth and development of the vertical and indoor farming industry, will announce the…

Open day 28-29 July & 3-4 August in Sutton-in-Ashfield, UK

"Is vertical farming feasible in the UK?"

Dawsongroup plc is organizing an open day, in Sutton-in-Ashfield, UK. Dawsongroup is a specialist asset rental business operating in several related markets within the European logistics sector.   "Now that we can finally meet in large groups and we do not need masks everywhere, Dawsongroup plc is one of the first…

US (NC): Tomato festival vital to expand school greenhouse projects

After having to cancel its Homegrown Tomato Festival last year, 100 Gardens returns with a virtual festival and watch parties across the greater-Charlotte area featuring…

Webinar on 1 October 2021, 12:00 - 16:00 CET

"A sophisticated industrial approach to vertical farming"

"Proud of our Italian culinary tradition, we have created the ultimate vertical farm to give life to a future in which we can feed people with fresh, nutritious, flavorful…

The collaborative farm

October 1–3

The Collaborative Farm: where agriculture meets the entertainment world

The Collaborative Farm is an emerging destination in Milwaukee that survives as the rebrand of an organization formally known as Growing Power. The Farm is redefining urban agriculture and how the entertainment industry can impact its operations remarkably to sustain several communities. The new and…

Daily Advent

GrowFlux selected to join the innovation incubator program

The Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2), a technology incubator and platform funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation and co-administered by the U.S. Department of Energy's…

Wells Fargo Innovation incubator selects five indoor ag companies

The Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator, a technology incubator and platform funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation and co-administered by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National…

US: three local men hope to see their work on ISS

Three South Florida men with diverse backgrounds — and all volunteers at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden — have teamed together in a unique collaboration to design a plant-growing method that they hope will someday be found on the International Space Station (ISS). It’s all part of the nationwide…

Hybrid event on 20-22 September, London Heathrow

Vertical Farming World Congress ready for take-off in September

With the theme of ‘Raising Expectations’, the 2nd Vertical Farming World Congress will host industry members, from global leaders to new start-ups, on 20-22 September at a…

September 28-30

GreenTech reveals theme and outline program

The theme of GreenTech Live & Online, from 28 – 30 September at the RAI Amsterdam, will be ‘Happy Food Healthy Flowers’. This theme is central in the programming during the exhibition, where more than 50 knowledge sessions can be followed in 2 theatres. In The Xpert Theatre the focus is on more in-depth…

The startups selected for the first edition of Spain FoodTech

Hyper realistic 3D printed plant based steak, and mycelium-based burgers

Eatable Adventures celebrated last week an investors’ demo day for the first cohort of Spain FoodTech, its main program. Five startups showcased their progress after a 6-month high-performance acceleration program, focused on building strong technology-based startups in the agri-food value chain (Full…

Webinar summary

How technology is changing agriculture

How is technology modernizing farming and driving new opportunities for food production in Canada? The Globe and Mail hosted the third webcast in a series of events focused on food supply and sustainability on June 22, to bring farmers and technology experts together to discuss how the industry is…


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