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December 12, 2023 | 2:30 -3:30 PM ET – |  Thriving During Tough Economic Times In Controlled Environment Agriculture

Gain valuable insights into strategies for not just surviving, but thriving in the face of today’s economic challenges in the controlled environment agriculture (CEA) marketplace.

Our panelists will share practical insights and proven approaches to navigate tough economic climates. Whether you’re involved in development, operations, or supply chain management, this webinar will equip you with the knowledge and strategies needed to bolster your controlled environment agriculture business. You’ll gain valuable perspectives and actionable insights that can make a significant impact on your operations and bottom line.

Kyle Barnett, Key Account Manager, Philips Horticulture LED Solutions

Daniel Plant, President, Plant Dynamics
Daniel Ovadya, Co-Founder & CEO, FloraGen LLC
Eric Highfield, Founder, High Yield Horticulture

August 9, 2023  | 2:30 -3:30 PM ET – |  Aquaponics: Industry, Research and Educational Initiatives

Aquaponics: Industry, Research and Educational Initiatives

Hosted by The Aquaponics Association leadership, this session will provide an industry overview as well as research and educational initiatives that are currently happening within the aquaponics field. You’ll also learn about the mission of The Aquaponics Association.


Josh Dusci, Executive Director, The Aquaponics Association

Dr. Julie Flegal-Smallwood, Chair – The Aquaponics Association; Director of Institutional Development/NASNTI STEM Grant – Redlands Community College

Dr. Paul Brown, Director of Research, The Aquaponics Association; Professor of Aquaculture and Aquaponics – Purdue University

Molly Stanek, Director of Education/STEM – The Aquaponics Association;  Founder and Principal, EcoAgTech


June 6, 2023 | 2:30 -3:30 PM ET – | How To Design Effective Training For Indoor Farms

How To Design Effective Training For Indoor Farms

As the controlled environment agriculture industry continues to grow and evolve, the need for skilled and well-trained professionals is more important AND more challenging than ever.  This webinar will provide an in-depth exploration of how to design and implement effective training programs for indoor farm employees.

During the discussion, leaders from the Center of Excellence For Indoor Agriculture
–Provide an overview of the training concept and its benefits, both for individuals and organizations
–Highlight specific challenges posed by modern indoor farms
–Introduce a comprehensive training model based on design thinking

The session will conclude with actionable takeaways and next steps, equipping you with the tools and resources to design and implement training programs tailored to your specific organizational needs. Bring your questions for this insightful session!

Eric Stein, Ph.D., Founder & Executive Director, Center of Excellence For Indoor Farming

Pamela Loughner, Ph.D., Director of Training and Education, Center of Excellence For Indoor Farming


December 14, 2022 | 2:30 -3:30 PM ET – | Inside Grower Magazine Presents — Partnering Up For Real Results |Researchers & Growers

Inside Grower Magazine Presents –Partnering Up For Real Results | Researchers & Growers

In this webinar we’ll talk to researchers and growers about forming partnerships to advance CEA and improve commercial results. Hear how some of the innovators in the industry are cultivating these relationships to conduct more CEA research where it counts, and find out where there’s continued opportunity for additional collaboration.

Jennifer Polanz, Managing Editor, Inside Grower Magazine


Melanie Yelton,Ph.D.,  Director of Plant Science, Plenty

Michael Evans, Ph.D.,  Co-Director of the CEA Innovation Center and Director, School of Plant & Environmental Sciences at Virginia Tech College of Agriculture & Life Sciences

Susan MacIsaac, Ph.D., Senior Vice President and Head of AgScience,  Bowery Farming

September 7 | 2:00 -3:00 PM ET – greenshaus inc.: Imagining Energy-Efficient, Local Food Production In Ontario –

Greenhouse Success Story –Growing Leafy Greens With Less Fossil Fuels & Electricity

In this webinar we will be presenting a successful commercial greenhouse operation up in Ottawa, Ontario that grows leafy greens for the community using less fossil fuels and electricity than a traditional greenhouse or indoor farm. Using geothermal energy with a smart lighting system and strategy, greenshaus inc. is achieving year-round food production while retaining  low operating costs and a small carbon footprint. We’ll discuss the design of the facility, the smart lighting equipment and layout, the research that is being conducted in the greenhouse and what this all means for the future of local food production in both Ontario and internationally.


Rob Lyle, Founder | Managing Director, greenshaus Inc

Dr. William David Lubitz, P.Eng. , Associate Professor in the School of Engineering, University of Guelph

Hervé Maumus-Hue, Engineer, Ceres Greenhouse Solutions

Craig Adams, Founder, California LightWorks

July 13, 2022 | 2:30 -3:30 PM ET -Energy Optimization In Indoor Agriculture

Energy is one of the top 3 operating expenses of indoor growing.

Creating the optimal grow environment and identifying the ideal combination of lighting, heating, cooling and humidity takes an expertise in critical environments as well as agricultural knowhow. Join us for an insightful session with energy suppliers and growers as they share how to maximize your energy use and minimize your expenses.

Join our panel of industry experts, including:

Daphne Preuss, CEO, CarbonBook

James Eaves , Indoor Agriculture Director, VoltServer
Paal Elfstrum , CEO, Wheatfield Gardens, LLC
Luis Ampudia , Senior Sales Manager, INNIO Jenbacher North America LLC

June 1, 2022 -2:30 – 3:30 PM ET  | GoodLeaf Farms: A Dream Becomes Reality

Years In The Making, Canada’s First & Largest Commercial Vertical Farming Operation Delivers On Mission

What started in 2011 as a dream to deliver fresh, nutritious produce to Canadians year-round has become reality.

After years of trials and research to determine optimum growth conditions, new varieties and growing techniques, GoodLeaf’s first full-scale commercial farm in Guelph, Ontario began supplying microgreens and baby greens to retail locations and restaurants throughout Ontario in 2019. Today, GoodLeaf is establishing a true national footprint with construction now underway for a 95,000-square-foot indoor vertical farm in Calgary, Alberta set to open in June of 2023.

You won’t want to miss information-packed 60-minute session as leaders from GoodLeaf and its equipment partners share how they did it. And, what’s next.

What drives the GoodLeaf mission
• The how & why of the build-out process
• System architecture –  tray structure, hydroponic system, LED lighting & More

Learn How They Did It From  Goodleaf & Its  Equipment Partners Signify and Montel