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Vivid atmosphere on first day of Indoor Ag-Con

How do you optimize energy in your CEA facility, what sensors do you really need and what can you actually do with AI in your growing facility? Those are just some topics discussed on the first day of the Indoor Ag-Con, which takes place this week in Las Vegas, US. The event, also addressed challenges the CEA industry as a whole is dealing with: the rise of invested equity money, how to work with that, and the need for the industry to step up and ensure being heard by politicians and policymakers. In addition, several growers share their insights. Read more about the BrightFarms' adventure in today's HortiDaily.

Over 800 people joined in for the Indoor Ag-Con. The show might not be the biggest on the calendar, but due to the top-level participants you can call it a concentrated event: everybody joining is a serious player in the CEA

Vivid atmosphere
The Indoor Ag-Con takes place annually in Las Vegas but due to the pandemic, last year's edition was postponed until fall and rescheduled to Florida, meaning that the 2022 edition is organized only a few months after that event. Is that too much? Absolutely not. The atmosphere on the first day of the event was vivid and it showed how much of the industry wants to meet up and learn from each other. Over 820 people met up at the brand new location, where the show is aligned with the National Grocers Association show.

The Indoor AgCon combines a conference with a trade show and today we'll also be at the show to hear as many discussions as possible and ensure everybody is photographed. Later on this week we'll provide you with a full photo report - but here's a sneak peek. 

The team with Surna showing their various cultivation technologies

Artechno has dealt with many challenges new vertical farming companies are dealing with now and can help growers find a solution

The Babylon Micro-Farms solution was shown at the show.