A Panel Composed of the Center's 'Best In Class' Manufacturer Award Finalists & Investment Thought Leaders
Moderated by Dr Eric W. Stein, PH.D., Executive Director of the Center of Excellence for Indoor Agriculture and Associate Professor of Business at Penn State our panel includes:
Panelists include Production System and Lighting Award Finalists & Moderated by Dr Eric W. Stein, PH.D., Executive Director of the Center of Excellence for Indoor Agriculture and Associate Professor of Business at Penn State our panel includes: BEST IN CLASS WINNERS (to be announced during the session!)
Chris Higgins, President & Co-Founder, HortAmericas
Andew Howell, Vice President of Sustainable Food & Agriculture, Ceres Partners
They will discuss:
-How to build sustainable Triple Bottom Line farm operations
-The importance of operations management, benchmarking, and continuous improvement to support sustainable indoor farming
-The importance of recognizing operations excellence, the purpose of Best in Class awards and their role in promoting farm metrics
-How metrics can contribute to future investment in indoor ag
-Ways to build indoor farms that can achieve long-term sustainable economic results while supporting job creation, workforce development and environmental goals.
-And much more!
Panelists include Production System and Lighting Award Finalists Who Will Be Announced During the Program!
May 26, 2021 --Agritecture Presents: Stop the Greenwashing: Best Practices For Communicating The Sustainability of Vertical Farming
In 2010, Dan Albert began laying the groundwork for what would become Farmbox Greens, a Seattle-based vertical farm growing specialty produce for retail and food service customers. In 2016, Farmbox was acquired by a regional produce company and Dan went on to scale Farmbox to serve customers in the Northwest and beyond
Join us for a fun “Fireside Chat” as Indoor Ag-Con’s Content Chair Jim Pantaleo sits down with Dan Albert to discuss this great success story—from the farm’s early days to those first meetings with potential restaurant customers to making the connection with Charlie’s Produce. Jim and Dan will also talk about Dan’s newest role as Vice President of Plant Performance with Unfold.
April 28, 2021 | 2 pm EDT
Fireside Chat with :
Dan Albert, Founder of Farmbox Greens and currently Vice President of Plant Performance, Unfold and Jim Pantaleo, Indoor Vertical Farm Advisor and Indoor Ag-Con Content Chair
March 24, 2021 -- Airing It Out: Creating & Maintaining A Clean Production Room Environment
You won't want to miss our March session where we'll talk about creating a healthy environment for people and plants.
Dr. Nadia Sabeh, PhD, President|Founder, Dr. Greenhouse
Trent Thiel, Industrial Molecular Filtration Product Manager for North and South America, Camfil Americas
Jeremy Shechter, Director of Cultivation, Buckeye Relief
Brian Anderson, Principal & Co-Founder, Anderson Porter Design
March 24, 2021 at 2 pm EST
These experts will touch on air filtration; sanitation best practices; Covid safey and much more more.
February 17, 2021 -- Hiring For Indoor Vertical Farming: Human Resources in 2021
• How Academia can help w/the Farmers of the Future (or Next Gen Farmers)
Tim Hammerich, Senior Director for Strategic Communications, Cogent Consulting and creator |host of “Future of Agriculture” podcast
Feb. 17, 2021 | 2 pm EDT
Panelists include :
Brac Webb, Co-founder and CTO/COO, Fifth Season, Powered By Robotany
Keri Gasiorowski, Chief Human Resources Officer , Kalera Inc.
MaryAlice Feinstein , Chief People Officer, People Operations, AeroFarms
January 21, 2021-- AI & Robotics: What's Economically Feasible
CEO Panel Discusses the Latest Developments in AI & Robotics.
Dr. Murat Kacira, Director of the Controlled Environment Agriculture Center and Professor of Biosystems Engineering Department, University of Arizona
Adam Greenberg, CEO, iUNU
Samuel Bertram, CEO & Co-Founder, OnePointOne
Nick Genty, CEO, AgEye Technologies
January 21, 2021 at 2 pm EST
December 9 -- How & Where To Site Your Indoor Farm
Expert Panel Discusses Key Factors To Consider When Securing A Location For Your Operation, Including:
• Consideration and determination of critical municipal requirements when siting an indoor vertical farm (zoning laws, water/energy sources)
• How renewable energy, like solar and wind, is being incorporated into current indoor farming operations
• Are vacant former retail facilities viable options for indoor vertical farms and if so, what are the key steps in acquiring such buildings
• How to site an indoor farm within an existing and operational building
• Critical areas to consider when investigating a building to be used as an indoor vertical farm
Presented by the Center of Excellence for Indoor Agriculture, this panel will take a deep dive into the concept of the Triple Bottom Line: People, Planet and Profits.
October 29, 2020 at 2 pm EST
Moderated by Eric W. Stein, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Center of Excellence for Indoor Agriculture and Associate Professor of Business at Penn State . Panelists include: Dave Nichols, Director of Strategy, AppHarvest and Alexander Rudnicki, Senior Project Manager/Plant Manager, Aerofarms
October 21-- Why Does Greenhouse Equipment Need To Be Simple
What is the number one thing to look for in commercial horticulture and agriculture equipment? Simplicity.Regardless of the product or the product category the best-selling and most successfully used products are easy to learn, easy to use and easy to fix. But, this is not to say that they are actually simple. They are usually far from that. But, they are engineered with simplicity in mind.
October 21, 2020 at 2 pm EST
Moderated by Chris Higgins, President & General Manager, Hort Americas LLC & Owner, UrbanAgNews. Panelists:
Panelists: Paul Brentlinger, President, Crop King Inc.; Dr. Nadia Sabeh, President & Founder, Dr. Greenhouse Isaac Van Geest, Sales, Zwart Systems
October 7-- Association For Vertical Farming Presents: Harnessing the Growing Synergy Between Space Farming & Terrestrial Indoor Agriculture
Association For Vertical Farming Presents: Harnessing the Growing Synergy Between Space Farming & Terrestrial Indoor Agriculture
Indoor Ag-Con is delighted to partner with the Association for Vertical Farming, the global, non-profit organisation that enables international exchange and cooperation in order to accelerate the development of the indoor/vertical farming industry
October 7, 2020 at 2 pm EST
Moderated by Dr. Joel Cuello, University of Arizona, the panel includes Dr. Gary Stutte, President, SyNRGE; Dr. David Bubenheim, NASA Ames Research Center and Ralph Fritsche, NASA Space Crop Production Manager
September 16-- Greenhouse Grower Presents: Women in Agriculture
Greenhouse Grower Presents: Women In Agriculture Panel
This session is hosted by Greenhouse Grower and Greenhousegrower.com, which represent the best interests of the commercial controlled environment growing industry with a focus on the knowledge and tools to sustain and enhance the sector’s vitality and profitable growth.
September 16, 2020 at 2 pm EST
September 9-- CEA Food Safety Coalition Presents: Food Safety Challenges & Opportunities Unique to CEA
The CEA Food Safety Coalition Presents: Food Safety Opportunities & Challenges Unique to Controlled Environment Agriculture
The session is being hosted by The CEA Food Safety Coalition. This is an independent and member-governed organization whose membership is comprised of controlled environment leafy greens growers who subject their production processes to external audit. Its goal is to keep people safe from foodborne illness.
September 9, 2020 at 2 pm EST
The Coalition was established to develop credible, strong, and appropriate food safety standards; educate consumers and regulators on controlled environment growing; and communicate the value of controlled environment agriculture.
August 19 -- FarmTech Society Presents : Farming In The Future -- Educating The Next Generation To Make CEA Scalable
FarmTech Society Presents: Farming in the Future: Educating the Next Generation to Make CEA Scalable
As the CEA industry grows, companies are facing greater shortages in qualified talent. How can innovation in training and education accelerate the industry to the benefit of all?
August 19, 2020 at 2 pm EST
We are pleased to partner with Farm Tech Society (FTS) for this forward-looking session! The Farm Tech Society (FTS) is an international non-profit industry association that unites and supports the Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) industry, seeking to strengthen the sector through the development and implementation of resilient and future proof methods and technologies for indoor growing.
From “best in class” techniques to current technology advances join this expert panel as they take a deep dive into hydroponic seedling propagation
August 12, 2020 at 2 pm EST
Moderated by Joe Swartz, Vice President, AmHydro, our panel includes John Jackson, CEO, Sustainable Indoor Growing Systems, Inc (SIGS); Dr. Vijay Rapaka, Ph.D, Corporate Research Manager, Smithers-Oasis; and Nick Green, Founder | Agriculture Specialist, Nick Green Grow team
Past Webinar July 22 -- How To Get An Indoor Farm Up & Running
Whether you’re just starting out or looking for fresh new ideas to bolster your current operation, our expert CEO panel will offer a wealth of business-building ideas to get your farm going and growing.
Held July 22, 2020 at 2 pm EST
Moderated by Claire Kinlaw, Director Innovation Commercialization, The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, this expert panel includes Milan Kluko, CEO, Artesian Farms, LLC; Daniel Malechuk, CEO, Kalera; and Nona Yehia, CEO & Co-Founder, Vertical Harvest
Past Webinar -- July 8, 2020 -- AeroFarms: Helping Solve Agriculture Supply Chain Needs Around The World
AeroFarms: Helping Solve Agriculture Supply Chain Needs Around The World
Learn about the latest developments from AeroFarms, recognized by Fast Company as one of the Most Innovative Companies in the World and Best Invention by Time Magazine.
July 8, 2020 at 2 pm EST
Moderated by Marc Oshima, Co-Founder & CMO of AeroFarms, the AeroFarms panel includes: Megan DeYoung, Director Business Development Strategic Partnerships; Roger Buelow, CTO; Stacy Kimmel VP R&D; and Charlie Wang SVP Corporate Development
Past Webinar -- June 24, 2020 - Megatrends In Outdoor Growing
Agritecture Presents: Megatrends In Indoor Growing
Hosted by Agritecture Consulting, this panel discussion will cover megatrends in food, agtech, and vertical farming.
Held Wednesday, June 24, 2020 @ 2 pm EST
Moderated by Agritecture Founder & CEO Henry Gordon-Smith, this expert panel discussion will cover megatrends in food, agtech, and vertical farming. Panelists include Menachem Katz, Food Industry Expert & Former Head of WeWork Food Labs; Lauren Carter, Engagement Advisor, Invest4Climate, United Nations Development Programme|UNDP and Don Davidson, Packaging Specialist + Agri-Food Tech Market Development , 3M
Past Webinar -- June 3, 2020 - Produce Trends & Indoor Grower Business Opportunities
United Fresh Presents: Produce Trends & Business Opportunities For Indoor Growers Emerging From Covid-19 Pandemic
Join dynamic panel of industry leaders talking about the unprecedented challenges and opportunities we’re facing today
Held Wednesday, June 3, 2020 | 4 PM EST
Moderated by Tom Stenzel, President & CEO, United Fresh Produce Association with panelists Alex DiNovo, President & COO, DNO Produce; Paul Lightfoot, CEO & Founder, BrightFarms; and Victor Verlage, Senior Director of Agriculture Strategy Development, Walmart.
Look For More Indoor Ag-Conversations Coming Soon!
Check back regularly as we add more Indoor Ag-Conversations to the schedule led by associations, companies and leaders like Western Growers, Vertical Farm Association, Center of Excellence for Indoor Agriculture, Produce Marketing Association, and many more!