DANVILLE, VA – AeroFarms Chief Expertise Officer Roger Buelow will lead the opening morning keynote handle for the inaugural version of the CEA Summit East, October 25-26, 2022. Indoor Ag-Con and the Managed Surroundings Agriculture (CEA) Innovation Heart — a joint venture of the College of Plant and Environmental Sciences at Virginia Tech, Virginia Seafood Agricultural Analysis and Extension Heart at Virginia Tech, and the Institute for Superior Studying and Analysis (IALR) – have partnered to co-host the brand new occasion on the IALR Institute Convention Heart in Danville, VA.
This announcement follows on the heels of the grand opening of AeroFarms Danville, the world’s largest aeroponic good farm, able to rising greater than 3 million kilos of recent leafy greens yearly to fulfill elevated client demand.
Throughout his handle on Tuesday morning, October 25, 2022 at 8:45 am, Buelow will share extra concerning the new Danville farm and the way it makes use of AeroFarms proprietary indoor vertical farming know-how to develop extra vegetation on the highest productiveness per sq. foot with the least quantity of pure assets – persevering with AeroFarms legacy of steady enchancment and innovation. Along with the environmental advantages, Buelow will focus on advantages the farm brings to the Southern Virginia area starting from job creation and year-round entry to secure, recent greens to hands-free farming with end-to-end automation from seeding to rising to reap to packing.
As well as, he can even share updates on a few of the thrilling plant analysis and workforce growth initiatives he and his crew are engaged on with Virginia Tech, the IALR and the CEA Innovation Heart.
As CTO, Roger Buelow leads the innovation and capabilities crew for AeroFarms and works carefully with R&D and Enterprise Growth. He’s an LED innovator and engineering technologist with over 20 years of expertise in authorities and the personal sector. Roger beforehand served as CTO of Power Focus (a publicly traded firm) for ten years main their R&D, Engineering, and Operations to refit the U.S. Navy with LEDs, develop lights that leverage blue mild to assist regulate sleep cycles, and to set the world’s file for most effective photo voltaic cell.
Roger labored with AeroFarms in 2009 to assist with lamp and fixture design, and he brings his in depth community and business experience with LEDs. He has been the principal investigator on over a dozen federally funded analysis contracts spanning navy and civilian applied sciences and holds over 20 patents overlaying a wide selection of applied sciences. Roger has introduced over 50 merchandise from idea, via R&D, into engineering, after which onto the open market. Roger has a B.S. in Arithmetic and an M.S. in Programs and Management Engineering from Case Western Reserve College, Cleveland, Ohio.
Study extra about this thrilling keynote session and the total convention program right here.
“Roger Buelow’s in depth expertise and eager business insights, coupled with the AeroFarms Danville-Pittsylvania story, come collectively to create the proper program to kick off the brand new CEA Summit,” says Dr. Michael Evans, Director of the College of Plant and Environmental Sciences at Virginia Tech and Affiliate Director of the CEA Innovation Heart. “We’re thrilled to have Roger be a part of the keynote stage and know our viewers will likely be keen to listen to from him.”
The brand new CEA Summit East is custom-tailored for brand new and well-seasoned CEA business members from all through the Jap US, together with indoor and greenhouse growers, facility homeowners and operators, educators, authorities officers, actual property builders, architects, building specialists, gross sales and advertising groups and others.
In the course of the one and one-half day occasion, business members may have the chance to attend the convention that includes CEA thought leaders, researchers and consultants main keynotes, panels, and breakout classes; discover tabletop displays presenting the newest CEA improvements and providers; and luxuriate in a number of networking alternatives starting from meals and low breaks to a night social occasion.
Registration is now open for the occasion and attendees can save with discounted Early Hen charges after they register earlier than October 7, 2022. Study extra at www.ceasummit.com
WHEN: Tuesday, October 25 – Wednesday, October 26, 2022
WHERE: IALR Institute Convention Heart, 150 Slayton Ave, Danville, VA 24540
INFO: To exhibit or attend — www.ceasummit.com
ABOUT INDOOR AG-CON
Based in 2013, Indoor Ag-Con has emerged because the premier commerce occasion for indoor | vertical farming | managed atmosphere agriculture, the follow of rising crops in indoor programs, utilizing hydroponic, aquaponic and aeroponic methods. Its occasions are crop-agnostic and contact all sectors of the enterprise, overlaying produce, authorized hashish |hemp, alternate protein and non-food crops. Extra info – www.indoor.ag | 404.991.5186
ABOUT THE SCHOOL OF PLANT AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES AT VIRGINIA TECH
The College of Plant and Environmental Sciences at Virginia Tech trains the following era of pros within the fields of plant breeding and genetics, agronomic and horticultural crop manufacturing, plant safety, soil and water programs administration, agricultural applied sciences, environmental restoration and agro-environmental stewardship. It conducts analysis to enhance agricultural productiveness, cut back detrimental impacts on the atmosphere and enhance soil and water well being. By way of extension applications, it supplies science-based info to stakeholders to assist them feed the world whereas defending the atmosphere. Extra info —www.spes.vt.edu
ABOUT THE VIRGINIA SEAFOOD AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH AND EXTENSION CENTER AT VIRGINIA TECH
The Virginia Seafood Agricultural Analysis and Extension Heart at Virginia Tech works to help the way forward for the historic seafood business — in Virginia and past. Its extension specialists work with business and analysis companions to determine and reply to rising wants and supply technical steering to stakeholders in each stage of the seafood provide chain. By way of technical help, coaching, course of validation, value-added product growth, and extra, it helps stakeholders guarantee product high quality, security, and viability. Extra info — www.arec.vaes.vt.edu
The Institute for Superior Studying and Analysis (IALR) serves as a regional catalyst for financial transformation. Core focus areas embody analysis that gives a transparent path to commercialization, superior studying alternatives the place schooling meets expertise, coaching and rapid-launch area for superior producers, and financial growth via conferencing and a partnership with the Southern Virginia Regional Alliance. It’s situated in scenic and historic Danville-Pittsylvania County on the VA/NC state line, inside a brief drive of Roanoke, Greensboro and Raleigh. Extra info – www.ialr.org
Since 2004, AeroFarms has been main the way in which for indoor vertical farming and championing transformational innovation for agriculture. On a mission to develop the most effective vegetation potential for the betterment of humanity, AeroFarms is a Licensed B Company with world headquarters in Newark, New Jersey. Named one of many World’s Most Progressive Corporations by Quick Firm two years in a row and certainly one of TIME’s Finest Innovations in Meals, AeroFarms patented, award-winning indoor vertical farming know-how supplies the proper situations for wholesome vegetation to thrive, taking agriculture to a brand new stage of precision, meals security, and productiveness whereas utilizing as much as 95% much less water and no pesticides ever versus conventional area farming. AeroFarms allows native manufacturing to securely develop all yr spherical, utilizing vertical farming for elevated taste.™ Its merchandise might be discovered at main promoting companions like Ahold Delhaize, Amazon Recent, Baldor Specialty Meals, Compass Group, Harris Teeter, Marcus BP, Momofuku Noodle Bars, ShopRite, The Recent Market, Walmart, and Complete Meals Market. As well as, via its proprietary rising know-how platform, AeroFarms has grown over 550 styles of vegetation and has developed multi-year strategic partnerships starting from authorities to main Fortune 500 corporations to assist uniquely remedy agriculture provide chain wants. Extra info – www.aerofarms.com