Extensions & Outreach

Extension and Outreach

Facility Tours

CEAC hosts visitors on a regular basis ranging from community groups, student groups, industry colleagues, and potential industry collaborators. These tours are often administered by: Dr. Gene Giacomelli, Dr. Murat Kacira, Dr. Triston Hooks, Dr. Barry Pryor, Myles Lewis, Hailey Schleining, and our talented students. The Teaching & Education Greenhouse, UAgFarm (Vertical Farm), Arizona Vegetable Company Greenhouses, Aquaponics Greenhouse, and Mushroom Production Facility are the primary destinations for these tours. 

We typically do not offer walk-in tours, so contact us to coordinate beforehand.  In an email, please tell us about your group, suggest some dates & times, and tell us which facilities you'd like to visit - so that we can contact the correct faculty members.   

Want to schedule a tour? Fill out our tour request form, or call us at (520) 626-9566

Events at UA-CEAC

Throughout the year, The Controlled Environment Agriculture Center holds many public events that are catered to all levels in indoor agriculture. These include our CEA Short Course, Intensive Workshops, and our Covering Environment Seminar Series. Read more about our CEAC events

Fairs and Conferences

CEAC is represented at academic, community, and professional conferences.  These events range from promotional/informational booths and hydroponic demonstrations during science fairs, community events, and international conferences. The extent CEAC participates ranges from general attendance and representation in the exhibitor/poster gallery to our faculty serving as a keynote speaker for these types of gatherings.

Our faculty and staff have been attending science fairs to support outreach (e.g. Tucson Festival of Books, Plant Sciences Family/Science Night, B2 What if Seminar Series). Additionally, our faculty have organized a variety of conferences including: International ISHS Symposiums on CEA in Arid and Semi-Arid Climates, Indoor Agriculture Workshops, LED Lighting Workshops, and more.


Browse through our resource section above in the top menu to check out some of our available information that may help you in your CEA journey.  

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