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March 15, 2022

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Indoor Ag-Con 2022: Putting a bow on the show

After holding the 2021 iteration last fall in Orlando, Florida, Indoor Ag-Con 2022 triumphantly returned to its Sin City home.

The show that launched back in 2013 has, just like the controlled environment ag world, gone through a bit of a coming-of-age period. Attendance in Vegas was up 82% from the Orlando show with 800-plus joining the group at Caesars Forum over the two days of networking and programming.

>> Read the full event coverage at bit.ly/ag-con-2022-recap

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Kentucky-Netherlands CEA collaboration adds vertical farms, universities

A collaboration to build a thriving agritech ecosystem in the commonwealth took another major step forward as Gov. Andy Beshear announced the partnership between governments, universities and companies in Kentucky and the Netherlands, adding nine new members.

Joining the collaborative effort are the Kentucky Horticulture Council, Kentucky State University and Wageningen University & Research in the Netherlands, as well as Kentucky-based companies AppleAtCha and Kentucky Fresh Harvest and Dutch companies Arcadis, Delphy, HortiTech and Royal Brinkman.

“It is one of our top priorities to increase agritech and agribusiness opportunities throughout the commonwealth – and today we are meeting this goal,” Gov. Beshear said.

>> Read the full story at bit.ly/lets-grow-together-cea
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Dinesh Babu joins Revol Greens as vice president of food safety

Revol Greens has hired Dinesh Babu as its new vice president of food safety to “navigate distribution, particularly in a food supply chain fraught with continued challenges,” according to a released statement. Babu officially joined Revol Farms on Feb. 21.

“Food safety has always been and continues to be paramount to what we do,” said Michael Wainscott, Revol Greens CEO. “We are fortunate to add such an accomplished expert to our team. Food safety is ever-changing and it’s important that we continue to invest in that side of our business. With deep roots in the produce industry and in academia with his Ph.D., we are thrilled he is coming on board.”

>> Read the full story at bit.ly/dinesh-babu-revol