Given the need use natural resources more judiciously, mitigate extreme weather conditions such as the California drought, or reduce food waste, CEA is a scalable, sustainable, and profitable industry. However, over exuberance of potential profits often cloud decision-making if one is to be successful in building and operating successful CEA commercial scale systems. This session will provide pragmatic, profit-driven insights to the potential growth and current limitations of CEA in the U.S.
Panel Moderator: Beth Anne Scheckelhoff, Ph.D., OSU Extension
Educator – Greenhouse Systems
Dr. Gene Giacomelli, Director, Controlled Environment Agriculture Center, University of Arizona
Meiny Prins, CEO, Priva Holland