On Tuesday, October 25, in Danville, companies met for the first-ever Controlled Environment Agriculture Summit East. The CEA Summits have historically only happened in Las Vegas until now. This year is the first summit to take place on the East Coast at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research in Danville.
“This really crystalized our vision of bringing our research and education program together to help move the CEA industry forward,” said Dr. Scott Lowman, the Vice President of Research at The Institute.
The conference is all about highlighting different types of controlled environment agriculture, from greenhouse farming to indoor vertical farming facilities, like the ones created by the institute with the support of Virginia Tech’s School of Plant and Environmental Science.
“An exciting thing about this conference is it’s bringing people from all over the united states together to where we all get to share our ideas and goals, and that always feeds your own ideas, so that is really great,” said Dr. Michael Evans, Director of Virginia Tech’s School of Plant and Environmental Sciences.
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