LumiGrow Inc., provider of horticultural lighting, will offer an indoor farming webinar March 1.
The free 30-minute webinar, Profitable Indoor Farming, will begin at 11 a.m. PST/2 p.m. EST.
It is part of LumiGrow’s GreenAg educational series, which 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 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 Boze.
“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.”
To register, go to: http://bit.ly/w1fbSl.