FarmTek will be hosting its first ever Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) School March 19-21, 2013. FarmTek's mission is to provide the highest-quality products at affordable prices and excellent customer service. Now they are taking their goal of serving you one step further by offering you the chance to learn about some of the latest trends in horticulture and agriculture, such as year-round hydroponic growing, fodder production and an introduction to aquaponics.
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 your produce and more. FarmTek has a large variety of hydroponic systems at their campus, so you will be able to get a lot of hands-on experience. The fodder curriculum will cover using fodder in your operation, 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 aquaponics 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 you want to purchase a system after completion of the school, you will receive $995 off the purchase of a complete hydroponic, fodder or aquaponic system. If you have already purchased a system, you will be able to attend the CEA school for free.
Registration is currently open for the March 2013 CEA school. Attendance is limited to 24 people, so if you aren't able to attend this seminar, there will be another one September 17-19, 2013. To register, contact Kim March at 800-327-6835, ext. 700. She will send you a registration form, which includes lodging options. Registration closes one week prior to the event, so hurry to reserve your spot now.