WHO WE ARE
Welcome! We’re Indoor Ag-Con. We host events about indoor agriculture; growing produce and raising fish in greenhouses, warehouses and containers using hydroponic, aquaponic and aeroponic technologies. Our events unite farmers, growers, chefs, technology geeks, suppliers, investors and advocates. We hope you join us at our next Indoor Ag-Con!
OUR NEXT EVENTIndoor Ag-Con is coming to New York for the first time on October 15, 2015 with an exclusive one-day event at Helen Mills Theater, Chelsea.
We’re asking 12 industry leaders to talk not about their companies or academic studies, but about their wider visions, whether that’s bringing open source big data to all farmers or placing their company in the context of the circular economy.
3RD INDOOR AG-CON RECAPOur 3rd Indoor Ag-Con united more than 340 participants from 8 countries in a lively two day discussion of the status and future of the indoor agriculture industry. Its 42 speakers included academics (Dr. Gene Giacomelli of the University of Arizona), major growers (Houwellings Tomatoes, Village Farms), industry suppliers (CropKing, Hort Americas, Philips Lighting, Priva) and buyers (Taylor Farms). Check out our gallery for over 300 images from the event.
OUR WHITE PAPERNewbean Capital and Local Roots jointly authored a white paper entitled ‘Indoor Crop Production: Feeding the Future’, the key highlights are:
The need for indoor crop production is driven by unmet consumer demand for local fruit and veggies; 39 states in the nation have less production than consumption
The market is large – at just over $1/2bn – but has met a fraction of its $9bn potential
To date, there are 15 vertical and rooftop farms in the US, with around double that number under development
CHINA’S INDOOR AGRICULTURE INDUSTRYWorking with Beijing-based agriculture market research group Smart Agriculture Analytics, we launched a video on China’s indoor agriculture industry at the 3rd Indoor Ag-Con. This was our second collaboration with the group, after a widely-shared infographic on the state of the Chinese indoor agriculture industry.
OUR NEXT EVENT
NEW YORK, NY | OCTOBER 15, 2015
Indoor Ag-Con’s first New York event is an exclusive one-day seminar, limited to 125 participants to maximize networking opportunities, and featuring leading growers, academics and buyers discussing their big visions, challenges and technologies. Online registration will be available within the next few weeks.
3RD INDOOR AG-CON RECAP
LAS VEGAS, NV | MARCH 31 & APRIL 1, 2015
OUR WHITE PAPER
CO-AUTHORED WITH LOCAL ROOTS
Indoor Ag-Con recently released a white paper co-authored by Los Angeles-based indoor farmer Local Roots. It outlines the 15 existing commercial-scale rooftop greenhouse and vertical farms in the US, outlines the economic case for indoor growing, and discusses the $9bn potential for the US indoor agriculture industry.