With TechCrunch Disrupt wrapping up earlier this week and another Startup Battlefield winner emerging, last year's winner, Agrilyst just released a report on State of Indoor Farming. Check it out along with AgFunderNew's interview with founder, Allison Kopf. What will urban agtech look like this time next year in 2017?

News & Updates

Upcoming Events & Opportunities

FERN Talks & Eats - 10/6 in San Carlos

Extensive food entrepreneurs and VC panel will discuss how food start-ups can truly transform the food system, rather than simply offer the latest food or farming fad. 

Building a Sustainable Future in the Bay Area with Urban Agriculture - 11/10 in SF

Panel includes Eli Zigas (SPUR), Henry Gordon-Smith (Association for Vertical Farming) and Sean Quinn (Pacific Region, HOK).

Grow Local OC Conference’s "Future Farm Field Trip" - 11/11 in OC

An excursion into the diversity of urban and state-of-the-art hydroponic and aquaponic agriculture operations in Orange County.

TFF Challenge

The deadline to signup for the Thought For Food Challenge is October 31.

Urban Ag Fellowship Opportunity

Mayor’s Office of Sustainability and the Food Well Alliance are looking for an Urban Agriculture Fellow to help make Atlanta a top-tier city for sustainability, strengthen our local food economy.

Resources

Urban Agriculture Episode 25: Standing Tall

Dickson defines the term 'vertical farm': a high-tech greenhouse that is stacked on top of itself, transforming it into a multi-story growing space.

Cornell Offers Online Course on Genetically Modified Organisms - The Cornell Daily Sun

Cornell is now offering a Massive Online Open Course on EdX, called ‘The Science and Politics of GMO’, to help students understand why “the GMO is politically contentious.” 

Land Tenure and Turnover: How Are Beginning Farmers Affected? - National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Economic Research Service (ERS) published a report which sheds light around the major barriers to land access faced by farmers, particularly beginning farmers, and also explores channels through which farming and non-farming landlords may consider transferring their lands.

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