February 19, Atlanta

US (GA): Inaugural Aglanta offers CEA workshops

The Aglanta Conference is a gathering to showcase urban and controlled environment agriculture (CEA) innovation in the City of Atlanta, foster community engagement, and generate economic development. It will bring together restauranteurs, grocers, architects, entrepreneurs, technologists, business owners, and of course urban farmers for premium networking and knowledge sharing. Education, economic development, emerging technologies, sustainability, and financing topics will be covered throughout the event.

The goal is to foster Atlanta’s growth as the South's hub in the nation’s potential $9 billion a year indoor farming industry. To accomplish this, Aglanta will spotlight local champions already doing incredible work growing food as means of ecological restoration, social cohesion, cultural preservation, economic development, and bio-pharmaceutical development.

Cities and companies from around the world are tapping into the promising and emerging field of urban and vertical agriculture. They have proven that locally sourced produce is not only healthier and more sustainable, but that it can also be highly marketable and lucrative. The Mayor’s Office of Atlanta recognizes the positive health and community outcomes from this budding industry, and thus is co-organizing the Aglanta Conference with Blue Planet Consulting.

The Aglanta Conference will be an environment for participants to engage with a local, national, and international audience. Through workshops, lectures, and networking sessions, the conference will cover issues across the spectrum of urban agriculture business models and technologies, with a particular focus on the emerging field of vertical/indoor farming.

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