2018 Smart Farming Conference
Whether it is a farm, greenhouse, or warehouse, controlled environment agriculture is offering agricultural producers an additional tool for expanding farm revenue.
In a press release dated August 31st, it was announced that Virginia Tech, the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research, and Virginia Cooperative Extension have joined forces to host the 2018 Virginia Smart Farming Conference. The conference is scheduled for Thursday, September 13, at The Institute in Danville Virginia and will feature Neil Mattson from Cornell University and Chris Higgins from Hort Americas.
Join academic and industry experts in exploring the latest advances in vertical farming, protected culture, sensor technology, lighting, computer vision, and automation. Participants will also hear from technical experts and Virginia producers who have been successful in incorporating controlled environment agriculture into their business models.
Register by visiting http://bit.ly/SmartFarming2018 before Thursday, September 6, or contact Scott Lowman at the Institute at 434.766.6628. The live link is available in this story on our website, www.alleghenymountainradio.org. Registration is $140 which includes conference materials and lunch.
If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Martha A. Walker, Central District Office, at 434-766-6761 during business hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations at least 5 days prior to the event. *TDD number is (800) 828-1120.