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This podcast aims to combat the misleading information about controlled-environment agriculture (CEA) by providing listeners with facts and information about the subject. If you’re interested in learning more about topics like urban farming, greenhouse growing, etc., then this is the agriculture podcast for you!

This podcast aims to combat the misleading information about controlled-environment agriculture (CEA) by providing listeners with facts and information about the subject. If you’re interested in learning more about topics like urban farming, greenhouse growing, etc., then this is the agriculture podcast for you!

Location:

United States

Description:

This podcast aims to combat the misleading information about controlled-environment agriculture (CEA) by providing listeners with facts and information about the subject. If you’re interested in learning more about topics like urban farming, greenhouse growing, etc., then this is the agriculture podcast for you!

Language:

English


Episodes

035: Microgreens Edition

7/23/2021
In this episode Nick interviews Roberto Meza and Donnie Greens about the microgreens business. More about Donnie Greens: Website: https://donnygreens.com/ More about Roberto Meza: Website: https://www.emeraldgardens.farm/ More about Nick Greens: Website: https://www.nickgreens.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/InfoGreens Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/nickgreens)

Duration:00:35:04

034: Vijay Rapaka - Oasis Company

7/16/2021
In this episode Joe and Nick interview Vijay Rapaka, experienced technical professional, passionate and motivated to deliver commercial value through research and innovation. Skilled in Research and New Product Development, Strategic Planning, and Research Management. Successfully developed and launched several ground breaking technologies. More about Vijay Rapaka: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vijay-rapaka-6066367/ More about Joe Swartz: Website: https://amhydro.com/ Twitter:...

Duration:00:48:37

033: Bringing Water and Technology Together

7/9/2021
In this episode Joe and Nick give updates on the hydroponic industry and talk about growing food indoors. More about Joe Swartz: Website: https://amhydro.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/HydroConsultant More about Nick Greens: Website: https://www.nickgreens.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/InfoGreens Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/nickgreens)

Duration:00:56:56

032: Mark Thomas - Garfield Produce Company

7/2/2021
Mark's background in operations and finance, mixed with his entrepreneurial spirit, makes him a dynamic leader. He always takes the time to get to know both his employees and customers, adding a personal touch to the company. More about Mark Thomas: Website: https://www.garfieldproduce.com More about Joe Swartz: Website: https://amhydro.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/HydroConsultant More about Nick Greens: Website: https://www.nickgreens.com Twitter:...

Duration:01:02:30

031: Richard Vollebregt - Cravo Equipment Ltd. (Part 2)

6/18/2021
In this episode Joe and Nick continue interviewing Richard Vollebregt, President & CEO of Cravo Equipment Ltd, a company that develops retractable roof production systems to enhance berry, cherry, cannabis and vegetable production for growers worldwide. His background in economics combined with 30+ years of experience designing automated retractable roof greenhouses, knowledge of plant physiology and my worldwide experience in many crop industries allows me to be very effective in designing...

Duration:00:29:59

030: Richard Vollebregt - Cravo Equipment Ltd. (Part 1)

6/11/2021
In this episode Joe and Nick interview Richard Vollebregt, President & CEO of Cravo Equipment Ltd, a company that develops retractable roof production systems to enhance berry, cherry, cannabis and vegetable production for growers worldwide. His background in economics combined with 30+ years of experience designing automated retractable roof greenhouses, knowledge of plant physiology and my worldwide experience in many crop industries allows me to be very effective in designing crop...

Duration:00:29:38

029: Standing on Hydroponic Giants Shoulders

6/4/2021
More about Joe Swartz: Website: https://amhydro.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/HydroConsultant More about Nick Greens: Website: https://www.nickgreens.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/InfoGreens Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/nickgreens)

Duration:00:27:54

028: Jake Emling - Root 42 Harvest

5/28/2021
Jake attended Michigan State University where he earned both undergraduate and graduate degrees in horticulture. He has nine years of experience across a variety of specialties including agriculture, agronomy, entomology, and viticulture. During his early career in Michigan he worked for Michigan State University, AgroLiquid, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Beginning in July 2018 he joined CropKing, Inc. based out of Lodi, Ohio. His experience with hydroponics, aquaculture, and...

Duration:00:30:32

027: Alex McMeekin - Riverside Growers

5/21/2021
In this episode Joe and Nick interview Alex McMeekin a grower in Canada. More about Alex McMeekin LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alex-mcmeekin-15bbb190/ More about Joe Swartz: Website: https://amhydro.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/HydroConsultant More about Nick Greens: Website: https://www.nickgreens.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/InfoGreens Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/nickgreens)

Duration:00:35:50

026: Gene Giacomelli - University of Arizona

5/14/2021
Gene Giacomelli is a Professor in Biosystems Engineering for interdisciplinary education, research and outreach program for greenhouse and other advanced technology systems. He received a Ph.D. in Horticultural Engineering from Rutgers University in 1983. He also has a Master's degree in Agricultural Engineering from the University of California-Davis and two bachelor's degrees in Horticultural Science and Biological and Agricultural Engineering from Rutgers University. Here at the...

Duration:00:56:07

025: Julie Gilbert-Vijverberg - G&V Greenhouse Solutions

5/7/2021
G&V Greenhouse Solutions has been meeting customer needs all over the world for 16 years. They are focused on providing greenhouse structures, greenhouse construction greenhouse project supervision, and all greenhouse installation services . They are proud of our knowledge and experience thru our Dutch heritage and American business style. They employ highly qualified supervisors who have experience building/installing every style of greenhouse to ensure we can bring you the quality and...

Duration:00:50:30

024: Dr. Murat Kacira - University of Arizona

4/30/2021
Murat Kacira is a professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering and also a faculty member in Controlled Environment Agriculture Center program at The University of Arizona. He received his B.S. degree in Agricultural Engineering in Cukurova University in Turkey and M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering from The Ohio State University. He has been active in teaching and research related to controlled environment agriculture (CEA)...

Duration:00:42:27

023: Stephen Ritz - Green Bronx Machine

4/23/2021
In this episode Joe and Nick interview Stephen Ritz about urban farming and growing food in classrooms. Stephen Ritz is a South Bronx educator who believes that students shouldn’t have to leave their community to live, learn, and earn in a better one. Moving generations of students into spheres of personal and academic successes which they had never imagined — while reclaiming and rebuilding the Bronx — Stephen’s extended student and community family have grown more than 100,000 pounds of...

Duration:00:38:36

022: Jenn Frymark - Gotham Greens

4/16/2021
In this episode Joe and Nick interview Jenn Frymark from Gotham Greens. Green produce starts with green decisions. Gotham Greens indoor farming facilities are sun (and wind) powered, and climate controlled for a year-round growing season. This means they can provide clean, sustainable and quality food to the communities. Any time, anywhere. More about Jenn Fymark: Website: https://www.gothamgreens.com/ More about Joe Swartz: Website: https://amhydro.com/ Twitter:...

Duration:00:46:33

021: Dan Ovadya - FloraGen

4/9/2021
Dan Ovadya stumbled into his career passion growing super sweet Chandler strawberries in low tech greenhouses on the Israel-Jordan border in 1991. That dusty summer was the start of his journey into agriculture and have since accumulated 30 years of experience with control environment crop production, research, and development. More about Dan Ovadya: Website: https://www.floragentech.com More about Joe Swartz: Website: https://amhydro.com/ Twitter:...

Duration:00:53:10

020: Growers Talk 04/02/2021

4/2/2021
In this episode Joe and Nick discuss vertical farming, hydroponics and much more. More about Joe Swartz: Website: https://amhydro.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/HydroConsultant More about Nick Greens: Website: https://www.nickgreens.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/InfoGreens Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/nickgreens)

Duration:00:42:39

019: Grahame Dunling - WorldWide Local Salads

3/26/2021
In this episode Joe and Nick interview Grahame Dunling about his extensive career in vertical farming. Vertical farming allows us to grow healthy, accessible foods within a few acres of land, close to home. Grahame Dunling, together with son Matthew, has launched WorldWide Local Salads, bringing vertical farming to the city where the rich rural hinterlands saw the family well for more than 100 years. More about Grahame Dunling: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/grahame-dunling More...

Duration:01:00:12

018: Jamey Agathen - Grow Strong Industries

3/19/2021
Grow Strong Industries’ mission is to help humanity thrive by enabling all people to grow indoors effortlessly. Since they founded in 2002, Grow Strong Industries has grown by leaps and bounds. From offering a single product, now offer multiple products - including grow tents, LED lighting, hydroponics systems, and nutrients - all suitable for indoor growing. Starting from three lifelong friends in their garage, they now have an army of employees and an office to call their own. More about...

Duration:00:27:45

017: Nicola Kerslake - Contain Inc.

3/12/2021
Nicola Kerslake founded Contain Inc, a fintech platform for indoor agriculture, that aids indoor farmers in finding lease funding for their projects. They're backed by Techstars' Farm to Fork program, funded by Cargill and Ecolab. More about Nicola Kerslake: Website: https://contain.ag More about Joe Swartz: Website: https://amhydro.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/HydroConsultant More about Nick Greens: Website: https://www.nickgreens.com Twitter:...

Duration:00:33:42

016: Dr. Gary Stutte - Synrge

3/5/2021
In this Podcast Joe and Nick interview Dr. Gary Stutte about growing food in space. During the past ten years, Dr. Gary Stutte has worked at Kennedy Space Center in Dynamac's plant Research Group to determine the feasibility of using plants as bioregenerative life support systems for long duration space missions. Dr. Stutte is the principal investigator for several spaceflight experiments designed to grow plants in microgravity. One of these is the Photosynthesis Experiment System Testing...

Duration:00:47:31