The University of Arizona Controlled Environment Agriculture Center holds many events throughout the year that are open to the public! Whether you are a greenhouse hobbyist, indoor agriculture enthusiast, or work in a commercial production, our events are tailored to anyone. Experience hands on learning at beginner and advanced levels and broaden your knowledge about industry patterns, challenges, and more!
*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some of our events have been postponed or are being adapted to an online platform. Check back for updates regarding our offerings*
Events at CEAC:
UA-CEAC Greenhouse Short Course
The Greenhouse Crop Production & Engineering Design Short Course is CEAC's annual conference and is a four-day conference, including three full days of lecture, one day of hands-on training workshops at CEAC, and an optional commercial greenhouse tour. This conference is geared both towards CEA enthusiasts and professionals in the industry. The content is geared for a more technical crowd and the focus is geared toward cutting-edge research and industry trends. The speakers generally consist of CEAC faculty, academic colleagues, and industry representatives.
Hydroponic Intensive Workshops
The UA-CEAC Intensive Workshops offer an immersive experience that combines 40 hours of classroom lecture and application in the greenhouse. Hydroponic Tomato and Hydroponic Lettuce are the two options currently offered. However, more Intensive Workshop topics are being developed.
The course is for "growers of all levels", although the speed and intensity of the courses can make it difficult for growers with very limited experience. Our goal is to appeal more directly to professionals in the industry, and as a resource to the industry for training staff. CEAC hopes to establish itself as the go-to for out-of-house professional training.
"Covering Environments" Seminar Series
Our Covering Environments monthly seminar series is suited to provide information on important developments in areas that touch directly and indirectly on our academic and applied endeavors. During the Fall and Spring semesters, we hold these seminars on a monthly basis, free to the public.
At CEAC we strive to provide our students, faculty, staff, volunteers, and community aficionados with important developments in areas that touch directly and indirectly on our academic and applied endeavors. Our Covering Environments Seminar Series brings our stakeholders together for networking and for gaining new and relevant knowledge.