The University of Arizona Controlled Environment Agriculture Center (CEAC) is presenting a Short Course on "The Realities of Growing Plants Indoors." The Indoor Growing Short Course will be from July 20th – 23rd in Tucson, Arizona at the Westward Look Resort (see venue information link below for discounted hotel rooms). The course will present the background for the most current and innovative strategies used in successfully growing plants indoors (growth rooms and greenhouses). It will also explore what to do with crops post-harvest in order to maintain a successful business. Activities will include classroom presentations, discussion, and Q&A July 21st – 22nd, followed by a visit to UA-CEAC campus to see working controlled environments producing real crops on July 23rd. The course will conclude on the 23rd with an Investor and Business Forum (IBF), where a diverse panel of experts representing various aspects for the financial feasibility and success of the Indoor Growing and CEA Industry will speak for a short time and then answer audience questions. The IBF will explore different aspects of investment potential such as the team you must put together, market entry, positioning, financing, technology, and supply chain management. The course aims to teach attendees not only how to grow the crops, but also what to do with your crops post-harvest and how to have a successful business model every step of the way. Registration options include the full 3-day course including the IBF or 1-day IBF option which includes only activities on July 23rd. Please email Aaron Tevik at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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