FarmTek will be hosting a Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) School, scheduled for September 17-19, 2013. This three-day workshop will take place at their campus in Dyersville, Iowa, and participants will take part in three one-day sessions focusing on hydroponic growing, fodder production and aquaponics. Each session will provide attendees with instruction and hands-on experience in these areas.
The purpose of these sessions is to educate growers of any background about the variety of controlled environment agriculture opportunities. The hydroponics portion of the event will discuss production factors, troubleshooting, disease control, marketing produce and more. The fodder curriculum will cover using fodder in livestock operations, system components, sanitation, producing microgreens for high-end markets and more. The introduction to aquaponics will go over the basics of fish farming, the connection between hydroponic vegetable production and fish farming, how to construct aquaponic systems to produce at a variety of levels and more.
The CEA school costs $995, which includes three nights' lodging and lunch each day. As an added bonus, if a complete hydroponic, fodder or aquaponic system is purchased after completion of the school, the cost of the school will be deducted from the purchase. If a system has already been purchased from FarmTek, the cost of the CEA school is free.
Registration is currently open for the September CEA school. Attendance is limited to 24 people. For more information and instructions on how to register, call 800-327-6835 or visit www.FarmTek.com/TechCenter