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CEA Summit East  – October 1-2, 2024
Coorperative Extension Scholarship

Application

10 Scholarships Availabile

10 Cooperative Extension Members Will Be Awarded Scholarships

Conference Pass Included

Scholarship covers cost of a full registration.

August 15, 2024 Deadline

Submit your application today!

CEA Summit East 2024 Cooperative Extension Scholarship

We are excited to annouce that the CEA Summit East 2024 Cooperative Extension scholarship application period is now open!

We know that time and budgets can be limiting for cooperative extension personnel.  That’s why we’re offering 10 scholarships to the 2024 edition!

Each scholarship will cover the cost of a full registration.  Travel cost is the responsibility of scholarship winner.  Preference is given to first-time attendees.

WHAT IS CEA SUMMIT EAST?

 CEA Summit East 2024 will be held October 1-2, 2024 at the IALR Conference Center in Danville, Virginia. Focused on bringing the CEA Industry and academia together, CEA Summit East is co-hosted by Indoor Ag-Con, the premier global gathering of the vertical farming | CEA sector, and the Virginia Tech-IALR Controlled Environment Agriculture Innovation Center,  a partnership between the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR), Virginia Tech’s School of Plant and Environmental Sciences and Virginia Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Center.   

Building on the success of its 2023 edition, which attracted attendees from 33 US states, Canada, the Netherlands and Sweden, the 3rd Annual CEA Summit East is set to unite professionals once again from academia, business, and technology within the CEA industry. Attendees include greenhouse growers, urban agriculture operations, vertical farms, outdoor growers seeking hybrid growing opportunities, educators, scientists, cooperative extension personnel, suppliers, engineers, tech specialists, architects/developers, government officials, and other industry members.

With a focus on facilitating meaningful connections and knowledge exchange, the summit will feature keynote presentations, panel discussions, networking/breakout sessions, and tabletop exhibits highlighting the latest advancements in CEA technology and practices. Attendees can also look forward to research facility tours, providing firsthand insights into cutting-edge research and development initiatives.

 Questions:

Contact Kaylee South, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Controlled Environment Agriculture, Virigina Tech at kasouth@vt.edu or phone 434.766.6618


CEA SUMMIT EAST 2024 COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION – SUBMISSION DEADLINE  – AUGUST 15, 2024