Watch "The Martian" and Come Learn About Controlled Environment Agriculture - the Future for Growing Food

"The Martian" film features futuristic technologies for growing food on Mars, but they're just controlled environment agriculture and they exist on Earth today. Learn more about the CEA industry at AGROWN's AgTech Investing Conference.

​Matt Damon's character in the upcoming film "The Martian" grows food on Mars using seemingly futuristic technologies. However, this is not a Hollywood “special effect,” it is controlled environment agriculture (CEA), how people on Earth will be growing food in the coming decades - and it’s already happening now. 

To learn more about the CEA industry, attend AGROWN's AgTech Investing Conference. It will answer questions for those interested in agriculture, agtech, cleantech, environmental issues, clean energy, renewable energy, and food sustainability and resilience- whether they be investors or simply looking to add CEA to a portfolio.

It will take a $1.75T investment to enable the US to become largely self-sufficient for its fresh vegetable and fruit requirements, which would expand high-paying jobs and related support sectors throughout the country.

Nicholas Heymann, Co-Head, Global Industrial Infrastructure at William Blair & Company

AGROWN has created a knowledge-filled two-day that would otherwise take weeks or even months to learn. Presenters include Priva, BV CEO Meiny Prins, Director of CEAC at University of Arizona Dr. Gene Giacomelli, NASA scientist Dr. Jay Famiglietti, and USMC Ret Col. Mark Mykleby, who co-authored the Grand Strategy for United States Sustainability for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, where it was recognized that food security is national security.

AGROWN CEO Dr. Sue Raftery stated, “Bringing together the best team to provide our attendees with knowledge they can put into action has been the goal for this CEA conference.”

At AGROWN’s recent event, which kicked off its CEA Research Center in Vermont, Nicholas Heymann of Wall Street’s William Blair and Company noted, “It will take a $1.75T investment to enable the US to become largely self-sufficient for its fresh vegetable and fruit requirements, which would expand high-paying jobs and related support sectors throughout the country.”

AGROWN’s  Agtech Investing Conference will be held  at the Ohio Agriculture Research and Development Center, Wooster, Ohio on Oct. 21-23, 2015.”  For more information visit the conference website at http://agtechinvesting.com or contact Dr. Sue Raftery, +1-419-677-9109; sraftery@agrown.net

Share:


Categories: Movies, Agriculture and Horticulture

Tags: agriculture, agtech, cleantech, foodtech, green, horticulture, hydroponics, NASA, research and development, sustainability, the martian, water


Additional Images

About AGROWN

View Website or Media Room

AGROWN is a turnkey controlled environment agriculture consulting and services company including financing, building/construction and growing and packaging equipment selection, recruiting head grower(s), staff training, and marketing of produce grown

AGROWN
1157 Peru Hollow Road
Norwalk, OH 44857
United States