Seedstock & the Nevada Governor's Office of Economic Development presents Nevada Indoor Agriculture Conference -- Wednesday, April 24, 2013 -- Las Vegas, NV
We wanted to let you know about an exciting conference that we are co-hosting with The Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development onApril 24, 2013 at the Historic Fifth Street School in downtown Las Vegas. The conference, entitled the Nevada Indoor Agriculture Conference, will focus on the sustainable technologies as well as economic opportunities associated with Controlled Environment Agriculture and the increase in local food production and security that could result from pursuing such endeavors.
According to the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, the state imports $93.8 million of vegetables and melons and $195 million worth of fruits annually, and a local industry worth $4.7 million could be established if only 5 percent of these imports were replaced with local produce.
Steve Hill, Executive Director of the Nevada's Governor's Office of Economic Development says, "the agriculture industry provides immense opportunities for economic development in Nevada, especially as our state is perfectly placed to capitalize on the ongoing commercialization of exciting technologies in the hydroponic, aeroponic and aquaponic fields.”
In recent years, Nevada has experienced an increase in indoor agriculture companies opening to serve a multitude of needs in the food industry. Most commonly, local casinos and chefs are turning to these types of businesses to obtain fresher food faster, and the area is especially interesting to indoor agriculture companies looking to capitalize on the strong research capabilities and business-friendly environment available in Las Vegas.
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