Expert to speak on controlled environment ag

More and more farms could be under a roof. Meiny Prins, CEO and co-owner of the Dutch company Priva, presents “Do You Know the Green Belt? Sustainable Urban Agriculture in a Challenging World” from 10–11 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, on Ohio State’s campus in Columbus. The event is billed as an industry summit on controlled environment agriculture, a technology-driven way to produce food in greenhouses, buildings, grow rooms, and the like. Admission to the event is free, but attendees are asked to register in advance. There’s also a way to watch online. Find full details.

Sustainable agriculture, urban deltas

Prins is considered a leading voice on business sustainability and controlled environment horticulture, both in her native Netherlands and internationally. In 2014, she started the Sustainable Urban Delta initiative, an effort to connect sustainable food production, efficient energy and water use, water recycling, “green” neighborhoods, and short supply chains within Dutch cities. She talks about her work in the video above.

High-tech indoor farming

Priva, according to its website, is “a high-tech company that develops hardware, software and services in the field of climate control, energy saving, and optimal reuse of water,” including for horticulture and indoor and urban farming.

Co-sponsors of the event are CFAES and Ohio State’s Sustainability Institute.

Read about one of CFAES’ own controlled environment experts.

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