Oakland, Calif.-based vertical farm operator Crop One Holdings won the Best Innovation in Indoor Farming Award at the 2019 Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture conference in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
On the heels of a $40 million joint venture and a new office in Dubai, Sonia Lo is fighting for what she calls digital distributed agriculture, an emerging industry-wide infrastructure that works with indoor farms.
The Gateway to Innovation Awards at the Viva Fresh Expo is doing away with categories to accept submissions covering all aspects of the industry, including production, packing, packaging, technology and food safety.
AgriTalk Host Chip Flory brings in Jim Wiesemeyer to cover news from Washington, Greg Henderson and Pamela Riemenschneider cover online produce shopping, and Rhonda Brooks previews Farm Journal's Yield Tour.
Attendees of the Viva Fresh Produce Expo, April 5-7 in San Antonio, will once again have the chance to connect directly with students from Texas A&M University who are interested in careers in the produce industry.
Buyer speed meetings, innovation, enhanced networking opportunities and a little exercise added to the program help keep the 2018 Viva Fresh Expo from becoming “just another trade show” in a busy season of events.