CEA

CEA Alliance expands membership

New board members have been elected to the Controlled Environment Agriculture Alliance (CEA). The association, which represents vertical farms and greenhouse producers growing fruits and vegetables in controlled indoor production environments, welcomed eight new members... more »

CEA solutions provider AdeptAg acquires automation firm

AdeptAg, the North American leader in controlled environment production solutions, has acquired Bellpark Horticulture. With the addition of Bellpark, Oberlin, Ohio-based AdeptAg expands its product offerings, sales and support further into the automated horticulture systems... more »

CEA Food Safety Coalition expands mission

The CEA Food Safety Coalition, founded in 2019 to develop industrywide food safety standards for indoor leafy greens growers, is expanding its mission to serve the broader needs of all controlled environment food growers. “With... more »

USDA awards $3.77million grant for CEA research

The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) is leading a research and development project to help greenhouse growers create the most ideal growing environment using real-time data and climate optimization... more »

Creating community at Henry’s Family Farm

Toussaint and Kenesha Henry, owners of Henry’s Family Farm in Fayetteville, Tennessee, bought their farm in 2020 and quickly became a source of local and fresh food through their Community Supported Agriculture subscription and local farmers markets. They... more »

Indoor farming seminar emphasizes sustainability

A web seminar on indoor farming systems will emphasize their value as sustainable food systems. The hour-long seminar, 2 p.m. Eastern, Sept. 8, is sponsored by SmartBrief, and features Rick Vanzura, CEO of Freight Farms,... more »

Fresh produce association forms CEA leadership council

The International Fresh Produce Association is forming a leadership council focused on Controlled Environment Agriculture. The volunteer council, led by Abby Prior, chief commercial officer at Bright Farms, and Vonnie Estes, vice president of agfood... more »

Square Roots opens largest facility with Gordon Food Service

Square Roots and Gordon Food Service recently celebrated their largest indoor farm to date, taking another step in their journey to build indoor farms together across North America. The Kenosha, Wis., facility has the capacity... more »

Former United Fresh CEO to lead CEA Food Safety Coalition

The Controlled Environment Agriculture Food Safety Coalition (CEA FSC) has retained The Stenzel Group LLC to provide management services, appointing former United Fresh Produce Association President and CEO Tom Stenzel as its new executive director.... more »

CEA Summit East features the latest in indoor, greenhouse growing

Indoor Ag-Con and the Controlled Environment Agriculture Innovation Center have partnered to launch CEA Summit East, bringing industry and academia together to share research and business strategies, and build partnerships to drive future growth for the sector. The... more »

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