Controlled Environment Agriculture Center

Research, Instruction & Extension for Producing Crops
With Sustainability, Efficiency & Eco-Friendliness



The 2017 Greenhouse Crop Production & Engineering Design Short Course will be held April 2-7, 2017 in Tucson, Arizona.


More information will be coming soon. In the meantime, please contact Aaron Tevik at with any questions.



-Informational Flyer


2016 Greenhouse Crop Production & Engineering Design Short Course

A special thank you to our 2016 Short Course Sponsors and Exhibitors. This event would not be possible without the support of these great companies.

-The ​Greenhouse ​Crop ​Production ​& ​Engineering ​Design ​Short ​Course ​was ​held ​from ​March ​20 ​- ​25, ​2016 at the Westward Look Resort (245 East Ina Road, Tucson, AZ 85704). ​Sunday, ​March ​20th ​is ​course ​registration ​and ​Welcome ​Reception. ​March ​21 ​- ​23 ​features ​3 ​full ​days ​of ​in ​class ​lectures ​on ​a ​variety ​of ​topics. ​March ​24th ​is ​hands-on ​workshop ​day ​where ​we ​leave ​the ​classroom ​setting ​for ​a ​day ​of ​workshops ​and ​tours ​on ​the ​CEAC ​campus. ​March ​25th ​is ​an ​optional ​commercial ​greenhouse ​tour. ​Breakfast ​and ​Lunch ​will ​be ​provided ​to ​attendees ​daily. Registartion and Fees information can be found here or at the link below. The tentative course prgram can also be found below. ​​Please email Aaron Tevik at with any questions about the Short Course. 

-If you cannot make it to Tucson for the course, then consider our webcast attendance option. Watch lectures live on your computer from home, work, or anywhere with a secure internet connection. Webcast attendees can view the PowerPoint presentations, see the speaker talk in real time, and even ask questions during Q & A Sessions. If you do not have time to sit through all of the lectures live, order a DVD of the talks for the same price or add a DVD to your Webcast registration for a small fee. Please note that lectures are recorded and put in an online database to be viewed by attendees for 90 days. If you are only interested in a particular session, then pay to attend only that half day session. Save money and get the information you need! 

Please email Aaron Tevik at with any questions about the Short Course. 

Links to 2016 Short Course Information:

2016 Short Course Schedule of Lectures & Activities

2016 Registration Information

Discounted Hotel Rate Information

2016 Informational Flyer

Exhibitor Information

Sponsor Information

Article on 2015 Short Course


-New to the 2016 course are specific half-day sessions on “Indoor Growing” and “Lighting for Growing Crops in CEA.” In addition to the new sessions, the short course will feature a comprehensive program that will help you successfully grow crops within controlled environments and ensure those crops thrive and are marketable. Our speakers and experts have over 250 years of combined experience in Controlled Environment Agriculture and are available to answer your questions both during and after the course. The on-site course also includes an exhibitor room where attendees can talk with industry experts about their projects and multiple industry presentations where attendees can meet successful growers and bounce ideas off of them. As one attendee from the 2015 course stated, “I’m taking pages of notes back to the farm to put in production. The combination of UA experts and real world farming experience is exactly what we ‘wannabe farmers’ need."



2015 Short Course Information: 

A Special Thank You to our 2015 Exhibitors and Sponsors!!!

Speaker Bios

Spring News Splash

Articles Featuring CEAC, Greenhouse Short Course