Seedstock's Las Vegas Sustainable Ag Conference will focus on how innovative farmers and entrepreneurs are leveraging sustainable agriculture practices, technologies and business models to increase food security, strengthen local food systems ..
The Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development and Seedstock, a social venture dedicated to fostering innovation and entrepreneurship in sustainable agriculture, have announced they will co-host the first Nevada Indoor Agriculture Conference on April 24 in Las Vegas. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the Desert Research Institute are also key participants in the event.
The conference, designed to offer practical advice to those interested in growing food indoors on a commercial scale, will address various aspects of this increasingly popular farming choice as it relates to Nevada’s desert environment. Indoor growing techniques use a fraction of the land and water required by traditional farming and, consequently, are ideally suited to arid climates. In addition, this industry has become a focus for the Governor’s Office of Economic Development as it provides economic opportunities for the state. It not only promotes job creation and state revenue, but it also helps make Nevada more food independent by allowing the state to increase local food production