“Young Executives” is a unique program that provides young professionals with the knowledge and expertise needed to develop themselves as leaders in the horticulture industry. It’s a 2-year program hosted by Florpartners and is aimed towards 20–30-year-old individuals in various horticulture fields.
The Dutch young professionals recently visited Israel. During which they were invited to the Volcani Center to see the research that takes place at the center. Part of the visit included a conference with DryGair, as well as the system’s inventor, Dr. Avraham Arbel. During the conference, the participants discussed the current state of horticulture, emerging technologies and innovations, and the future of the sector.
Energy is horticulture’s biggest problem
The group was asked about the challenges they see in the future of horticulture. The answer, almost unanimously, was energy.
Over the past year, energy availability has fluctuated, leading to wild price spikes. This is, without a doubt, a big problem for greenhouse operators, as energy is one of the biggest expenses in the field.
The future of horticulture, therefore, relies on innovation and energy-saving technologies, such as DryGair. However, the shift in mindset needed to widely adopt these technologies is relatively slow. For these reasons, it’s important to continue to educate and train tomorrow’s industry leaders, as the “Young Executives” program does.
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