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Value of a Controlled Environment Agriculture Degree

What Can I Do with a Controlled Environment Agriculture Degree? While controlled environment agriculture (CEA) has existed in one form or another for quite some time, only recently has the CEA industry become a viable career path. Whether it be new interesting technology or the need for more sustainable forms of crop production, there are

CEA Workforce Development Panel: Indoor Ag-Con 2023

Indoor Ag-Con 2023 & CEA Workforce Development Since M&F Talent is one of the most established recruiting firms in the controlled environment agriculture (CEA) industry, we were invited to speak at Indoor Ag-Con 2023 in Las Vegas. Our Principal & Lead Recruiter Mike Ruane joined a speaker panel on CEA workforce development. Even more, Mike

How to Hire in the Controlled Environment Agriculture Industry

Best Ways to Hire in the Controlled Environment Agriculture Industry Recruiting in a technical field like controlled environment agriculture (CEA) is not an easy process. Not only must you understand the job requirements of a highly nuanced industry, but you also need to know how to source and hire top talent. All things considered, only

Popular Controlled Environment Agriculture Crops

What are the Most Popular Controlled Environment Agriculture Crops? In the controlled environment agriculture (CEA) industry, people fuse modern technology with biological systems to produce crops in new and unique ways. From sophisticated crop management software to massive greenhouse operations, growers use diverse technologies to produce the most popular controlled environment agriculture crops.  Whether it be food

Did You Know Controlled Environment Agriculture is Good for the Environment?

Ways that Controlled Environment Agriculture is Good for the Environment  There are many ways that controlled environment agriculture is good for the environment. In today’s society, we have become totally dependent on industrial agriculture to provide our food sources. While these food production systems have been invaluable in the advancement of the world as we

Top Universities for Controlled Environment Agriculture Career Training

Where Can I Get Controlled Environment Agriculture Career Training? It seems that the controlled environment agriculture (CEA) industry grows each year. Whether it be COVID-19 putting a strain on the global supply chain, or an increased interest in locally grown foods, the CEA industry has experienced serious stimulation recently. Yet, as the booming CEA market

What Do Controlled Environment Agriculture Recruiters Do? 

An Inside Look at Controlled Environment Agriculture Recruiters  As a career field, controlled environment agriculture (CEA) is quite specialized. Whether you are an engineer who designs indoor cultivation systems or a grower who produces hydroponic crops, you need a broad knowledge base to make it in CEA. Just like CEA professionals, controlled environment agriculture recruiters

The Evolution of CEA Water Technology

CEA Water Technology: Then and Now The controlled environment agriculture (CEA) space has grown leaps and bounds. As seen with nearly every facet of modern life, new technology has pushed the CEA industry forward in new and unexpected ways. Whether it be LED grow lights, or artificial intelligence (AI), the horticulture space is constantly evolving

Top Controlled Environment Agriculture Jobs for 2022 

The Best Controlled Environment Agriculture Jobs to Look for In 2022 Despite complications with the COVID-19 pandemic, 2021 was a great year for the controlled environment agriculture (CEA) industry. In fact, controlled environment agriculture jobs were on the rise the entire year. While COVID-19 certainly presented a complex business environment with global supply chain issues

What are Grower Support Jobs?

Grower Support Jobs Explained With the rise of legal cannabis and the expansion of the controlled environment agriculture (CEA) industry, the hort-tech businesses model has changed dramatically. When cannabis was still illegal and indoor gardening just a fringe hobby, hydroponic equipment companies primarily made products for home growers. Yet, today things look quite different. As

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