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Indoor Ag Conversations Presents: Why Does Greenhouse Equipment Need To Be Simple

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Oct 21, 2020 01:03 PM

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Speakers

Chris Higgins
President & General Manager @Hort Americas LLC
In addition to his role at Hort Americas, Chris is also owner of UrbanAgNews.com. In addition, he is also a founding partner of the Foundation for the Development of Controlled Environment Agriculture and the International Congress on Controlled Environment Agriculture in Panama. With over 20 years of industry experience, Chris is dedicated to the commercial horticulture industry. He is also inspired by the current opportunities for continued innovation in the field of controlled environment agriculture. In addition, Chris is a leader in providing technical assistance to businesses. These include commercial greenhouse operations, state-of-the-art hydroponic vegetable facilities, vertical farms, and tissue culture laboratories. In his role at Hort Americas he works with seed companies, manufacturers of horticultural supplies and equipment, growers and universities. His efforts include the development of projects, new products and ultimately the creation of brands.
Dr. Nadia Sabeh
President & Founder @Dr. Greenhouse
Dr. Sabeh first became interested in controlled environment agriculture (CEA) as an undergraduate, while working on a small shiitake and oyster mushroom farm in southern Idaho. For over 20 years, Dr. Sabeh has dedicated her education and career to helping farmers control their environments, allowing them to grow crops indoors, in greenhouses and in facilities that would otherwise be impossible or impractical to do so. She and her team have designed HVAC systems for facilities growing leafy greens, strawberries, cannabis, and vine crops all over the world. Dr. Sabeh has her PhD in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Arizona’s Controlled Environment Agriculture Center (CEAC) and is a licensed Mechanical Engineer in the State of California. She currently serves as the Chair of a new ASABE/ASHRAE co-sponsored committee that is developing the standard “HVAC for Indoor Plant Environments without Sunlight.”
Paul Brentlinger
President @Crop King Inc
Paul has extensive knowledge of growing high-quality food products and is a controlled environmental agriculture expert who has spoken at the University of Florida, Indoor-Ag Con, Cultivate and a variety of other conferences. Having been in business for 38 years, CropKing is the leader in commercial hydroponics and growing systems. Under Paul’s leadership, CropKing consults for new operations, manufactures greenhouses and hydroponic systems, and distributes a variety of products in supports of both cannabis and produce growers around the globe.