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Woohoo, we go on vacation!

After a busy year in which we visited a lot of great exhibitions and met a lot of amazing people, it's time for the Hortidaily team to take a small break again. In the coming two weeks, we won't publish any newsletters. On Monday the 8th of August we will be back with a new dose of energy to report to you the latest news and innovations in our industry.

We wish you a very nice vacation / fijne vakantie / felices fiestas / bonnes vacances / schöne Ferien / 美妙的假期 / etc.

P.S.: We will visit one trade show during our holiday; the GPEC in Tokyo, Japan. A complete photo recap of this event will be published on 1st of August.

"It's not about owning a greenhouse or vertical farm, it's about creating positive change"

When Chris Higgins and his partners founded Hort Americas in 2009, they never expected that their business would become one of the most important suppliers to the burgeoning controlled environment agriculture industry in North America. Hort Americas started as a partnership between a small group of young.....

Australia: After major setback, Maria's Farm hopes for completion with help of new investors

After many years of obtaining building permits and financing, Dutchman Cor Disselkoen's ambitious plan to realize a 16,5 hectare greenhouse project in New South Wales seemed to be on track when the construction took off last year. But unfortunately he experienced another major setback in January this year,.....


Archi's Acres is a farming enterprise that utilizes hydro-organic technology to grow organic produce. Headquartered in Escondido, California, Archi's Acres is a certified organic greenhouse operation, which grows living basil, kale, and other herbs and produce. Our methods of crop production is not only highly efficient, it maximizes available natural resources, and focuses on local sales distribution channels. Please enjoy our organic produce in natural food retailers throughout Southern California and thank you for your support!

At Archi's, we believe a key aspect of successful business is how it meets its responsibility to the community in which it operates and the customers which make up its marketplace. We do this by integrating into our business model an opportunity to support others including our our military service members and veterans. Archi's Acres provides a one of a kind world-class agricultural entrepreneurial incubator program, the Archi's Institute For Sustainable Agriculture Training (SAT), in partnership with Cal Poly Pomona, with the intent to expose strong leaders to the entrepreneurial opportunities which exist in the agriculture industry today. SAT is open to everyone who is willing to take the challenge, providing training to those interested in learning more about the the production and business behind sustainable agriculture. Learn more about us by clicking here!

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VSAT Grad Mike Devine Doing Great Things!

Posted by Colin Archipley on June 28, 2016 at 5:42pm 2 Comments

It's been two months since graduating the VSAT class #34 and my professional life has been transformed! Not only have I obtained a rewarding job with an agricultural company, there are also wheels in motion to launch my own farm operation.  It's exciting.  

 I served in the Army and went into financial services and background investigations. I was a casual vegetable gardener to combat the hours I spent in a cubicle.  After being laid off in 2014, it was months later that I discovered VSAT, Collin, and Karen's story.  My participation in the VSAT class #34 has launched me into a new career and provided options that would not have been available.

 During the last week of class while preparing my presentation, I took the resume update guidelines and sent out at least five resumes all prior to graduation.  On the drive home, I got a call with a request for an interview.  From that five, I got two interviews and within a week from that, a job offer.  Currently, I am involved with launching the U.S. sales operations for Known-You Seed America; an international seed breeding and sales company with operations in Asia, Europe, and South America.  It's my job to speak with farmers and growers to determine their current pain points and develop an opportunity to try and use our superior, naturally bred, organic fruit and vegetable seeds.  

 Prior to the start of this position, I worked tirelessly doing local product research with grocers and restaurant buyers in my local area. It is my goal to grow organic salad greens, herbs, and microgreens.  This endeavor is ongoing and I am moving slowly and deliberately on this.  …



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USDA Seeks Applications for Funding to Develop Advanced Biofuels and Plant-Based Products

WASHINGTON, July 25, 2016 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking applications for funding to help support the development of advanced biofuels, renewable chemicals and biobased products.

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Substance Misuse Prevention Resources for Low Income Pregnant Women and Mothers In Order to Battle the Opioid Epidemic

Columbia, Missouri, July 22, 2016 – Today, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack urged all State Health Officers to use the resources and opportunities provided through their Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) agencies in their substance misuse prevention efforts.

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces 2016 National Urban and Community Forestry Challenge Grants

WASHINGTON, July 21, 2016 — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the 2016 USDA Forest Service's National Urban and Community Forestry Challenge grant recipients.

USDA Announces Additional Efforts to Make School Environments Healthier

WASHINGTON, July 21, 2016 – Today, the Obama Administration is announcing four final rules that implement important provisions of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA) building on the progress schools across the country have already made in the improved nutritional quality of meals served in schools.

Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on the Signing of the Global Food Security Act

WASHINGTON, July 20, 2016 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today released the following statement on S.1252, the Global Food Security Act of 2016, signed by President Obama today:


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