Jan 18, 2016
Attend a Winter Workshop By Jasmina Dolce

Are you interested in expanding your greenhouse production? Are you exploring possibilities in emerging markets, such as hydroponics? Then you may want to attend an introductory grower workshop hosted by CropKing, a leading supplier specializing in hydroponic greenhouse production for more than 30 years.

Growers will have the opportunity to attend this highly regarded Two-Day Grower Workshop on the following dates:

  • February 4-5 in Ridgeland, Mississippi
  • March 17-18 in Lodi, Ohio (CropKing headquarters)

The workshop is led by CropKing’s experienced team of in-house horticulturalists and technical specialists, and incorporates teaching and demonstration to provide participants a clear understanding of controlled environment vegetable production systems.

The total cost for the workshop is $595, and lunch is included for both days. A spouse or associate may attend the same workshop at no additional charge. A third or fourth participant may attend for a charge of $250 per person.For additional information, call CropKing’s sales office at 330.302.4203 or go to www.cropking.com.–



Growers Supply Launches HydroCycle Line of Products
Growers Supply, a leader in greenhouses, high tunnles and hydroponic systems, recently announced a new brand for its hydroponic, aquaponic and aeroponic growing product line called HydroCycle. This new line of products will include float stations, dutch bucket systems, NFT channels, vertical lettuce and herb systems, microgreen grow tables and additional hydroponic solutions. This new identity is a step to improve customer experience and eliminate confusion by making it easier to identify products and understand how they are used. For more information about HydroCycle, go to www.growerssupply.com/hydrocycle.

World’s First Aquaponics Documentary Film Planned
According to City Farmer News, Karney Hatch (director of Plant This Movie) and Maribou Latour (host and creator of the Visionary Aquaponics podcast), are teaming up to film a documentary about aquaponics around the world. They will visit and report on some of the most exciting aquaponics projects in the world today, including the chinampas of Mexico, Aquaponic Lynx in Florida, Fresh Farm Aquaponics in Connecticut, Nelson and Pade in Wisconsin, True Blue Aquaponics in Washington, Agroponicos in Puerto Rico, and even the University of Virgin Islands where aquaponics studies are said to have begun. If you would like to learn more and to support the project, click here.

Aquaponics Facility to Break Ground in Indiana
A $150 million aquaponics facility is set to be built near Canton, Indiana, this spring. Established by Integrated Biorefining Corporation (IBC), the project will help generate nearly 1,300 jobs and hopes to produce 20 million pounds of fish species annually. IBC just recently received approval from local authorities and hopes to break ground this upcoming spring.”


Jasmina Dolce

Jasmina Dolce is managing editor of GPN magazine. She can be reached at jdolce@greatamericanpublish.com.

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