Lighting control is the last frontier in controlled environment agriculture. Well-designed horticultural lighting systems can reduce energy use and increase profits for greenhouses and indoor farms. GLASE is bringing together New York Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) growers with local utility companies, USDA officials and service providers to provide CEA growers with all the resources available for energy-efficient lighting and control systems technology adoption.
CEA growers attending the conference will have the opportunity to learn about all the opportunities available on the market to support new technology adoption:
State rebate programs
Federal incentive programs
Utility energy rebate programs
Gary Pereira – USDA Rural Development
Dale Gates – USDA National Resources Conservation Service
Robert Muller – National Grid
Dustin Broderick – NYSEG
Damon Bosetti – DesignLights Consortium
Owen Raymond – Farm Credit East
Neil Mattson – Cornell University
Tessa Pocock – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
A.J. Both – Rutgers University
General admission: $100
Discount rate for CEA producers (greenhouse and indoor growers): $60
Conference staff and partners: Free, but you still need to complete registration form
Register online here. Complete registration form then proceed to online payment.
If you plan to pay by check, you have the option of downloading and completing hard copy registration form to mail with your check.
The Best Western is located in the East Hill Plaza near the Cornell campus, and has 6 restaurants and a 24-hour grocery store. nearby. The hotel features a full hot breakfast. All rooms have free wireless internet. Their shuttle is available 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., departing to the Cornell campus every hour on the 1/2 hour. The shuttle also serves the Tompkins Regional Airport, 12 minutes away.