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A new webinar series designed to share content originally planned for our May 2020 in-person annual conference that has been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as new sessions designed to help you find new ways to grow your business. Visit this page regularly for updated session listings.

Indoor Ag-Con Webinar Series

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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

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Moderator:
Janeen Wright, Editor, Greenhouse Grower
Panelists:
Corinne Wilder, Vice President, Global Commercial Operations, Fluence Bioengineering
Amy Samples, Director of  Community Outreach and People Programs , AppHarvest

Erika Summers, Sales Engineer, LMS
Charlotte Prud’Homme, Founder, Generation Permaculture Design

During this insightful AND inspiring 60-minute session, our panelists will discuss:

  • How can we as women in agriculture be the change we want to see in our industry
  • What challenges face women in the different sectors of the agriculture industry
  • How can we empower other women and what can we do to inspire the next generation of women in agriculture
  • And more!

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
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Details coming soon!   Our Panelists include:
Dr. Joel L Cuello,  Professor of Biosystems Engineering at The University of Arizona and Vice Chair of the Association for Vertical Farming
Dr. David Bubenheim, Senior Research Scientist,  NASA Ames Research Center
Ralph Fritsche  NASA Space Crop Production Project Manager
Dr. Gary Stutte, President, SyNRGE

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

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Moderator:
Chris Higgins, President & General Manager, Hort Americas LLC & Owner, UrbanAgNews

Panelists:
Paul Brentlinger, President, Crop King Inc.
Dr. Nadia Sabeh, President & Founder, Dr. Greenhouse
Isaac Van Geest, Sales, Zwart Systems

What is the number one thing to look for in commercial horticulture and agriculture equipment? Simplicity.

So wrote our program moderator Chris Higgins in a piece he did earlier this year for UrbanAgNews that is both the title of this session and the topic we’ll be diving into during this hour.

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.

Why is that so important in commercial horticulture? Chris and our panelists will seek to answer this question during the session. They’ll explore why its so important for key equipment components to be simple and discuss what characteristics to look for in:

Lighting
Irrigation
Sensors

October 29 --Center of Excellence For Indoor Agriculture Presentation -

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Aquaponics Association Presents: Latest Developments In Aquaponics

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November 4, 2020 at 2 pm EST

Panelists include: Regina Gruell Cook, Vice President of Marketing & Operations, Symbiotic Aquaponic; Claudia Andracki, owner, Desert Bloom Eco Farm and Aftaz Growing Systems; Carlos Leon, Biotechnologist Engineer, Aquaponia – BoFish; Charlie Shultz, Sante Fe Community College
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Details coming soon!   Our Panelists include:
Regina Gruell Cook, Vice President of Marketing & Operations, Symbiotic Aquaponic
Claudia Andracki, owner, Desert Bloom Eco Farm and Aftaz Growing Systems
Carlos Leon, Biotechnologist Engineer, Aquaponia – BoFish
Charlie Shultz, Sante Fe Community College

American Seed Trade Association Presents: Seeds Of The Future

Look for information coming soon on program details.

November 11, 2020 at 2 pm EST

Moderated by Andy LaVigne, President & CEO, ASTA, our panel will include Dr Aaron Crawford, Global Product manager – Brassica and Leafy at Bayer Crop Science; Tracy Lee, Product Development: Home Garden Vegetables & Indoor Leaf, Sakata Seed; and Kees Roenburg, Hydroponic Sales Manager, Enza Zaden North America

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September 9-- CEA Food Safety Coalition Presents: Food Safety Challenges & Opportunities Unique to CEA

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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

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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.

August 12 -- Hydroponic Seedling Propagation

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Hydroponic Seedling Propagation

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

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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

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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

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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

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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
United Fresh Kicks Off Indoor Ag-Conversations Webinar Series
Indoor Ag-Conversations United Fresh Panelists

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!