I’m sharing my basil growing experience from conception to delivery to help promote CEA farms. Locally grown produce provides green jobs to support our local economies, makes fresh food more broadly available and delivers food security.
Novato, Calif. (PRWEB) February 14, 2012
LumiGrow, Inc. (http://www.lumigrow.com), the leading provider of smart horticultural lighting, today announced that it is presenting the next webinar in its GreenAg educational series. LumiGrow’s ongoing GreenAg series is designed to promote adoption of indoor and greenhouse farming practices that are both environmentally and financially sustainable.
Moderated by Inside Grower Editor-in-Chief Chris Beytes, the live, 30-minute webinar will feature the case study of Green Winter Farms of Palmer, Alaska. Green Winter Farms’ CEO Crystal Boze will relate her experience in establishing a controlled environment agriculture (CEA) farm that achieved financial break-even after just four months of operation.
Intended for new produce and flower growers seeking to improve crop yield and revenue, the webinar will provide tips for creating sales projections and bringing product to market. The webinar will also address technical considerations involved in designing energy-efficient growth environments such as deciding between soil-based and hydroponic methods, regulating temperature and selecting crops, equipment and materials.
Growers responsible for managing their farms’ financial performance or driving locally grown food initiatives will come away from this webinar better equipped to:
- Create go-to-market plans
- Design sustainable indoor farms
- Identify public agency resources
- Manage business growth
“I’m sharing my basil growing experience from conception to delivery to help promote CEA farms. Locally grown produce provides green jobs to support our local economies, makes fresh food more broadly available and delivers food security,” said Crystal Boze of Green Winter Farms. She continued, “There are over 300 items in grocery store produce aisles that could be grown with CEA methods.”
“Green Winter Farms is a model of environmentally, socially and financially sustainable entrepreneurialism for the agricultural industry,” said Caroline Nordahl, vice president of marketing, LumiGrow, Inc. She added, “Crystal demonstrates a path to profitability for community-based farmers. We’re pleased to bring attention to her story.”
The live webinar is scheduled for Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 11 am Pacific Time / 2 pm Eastern Time. Register at: http://bit.ly/yNRqE7
About LumiGrow, Inc.
LumiGrow, Inc., the leader in smart horticultural lighting, enables commercial growers and agribusinesses to reduce energy costs, achieve operational efficiencies and improve crop yield. LumiGrow offers a range of third-party proven solutions for use in greenhouses, controlled environment agriculture and scientific research chambers. LumiGrow solutions are eligible for energy efficiency subsidies from Pacific Gas & Electric, Puget Sound Energy and other utilities. The Company’s 500 commercial and institutional customers include Dow AgroSciences, Duke University and the USDA. Headquartered in Novato, California, LumiGrow is privately owned and operated. For more information, call (800) 514-0487 or visit http://www.lumigrow.com.
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