2024 OHCEAC Annual Conference

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OHCEAC's 3rd Annual CEA Conference:

“Advancement in CEA Automation and Crop Management”

July 17, 2024 | In-Person & Online

Controlled Environment Agriculture Research Complex (CEARC)

The Ohio State University; Columbus, OH, USA


IN PERSON REGISTRATION has sold out, but online registration is still open!

ONLINE REGISTRATION WILL close Today, JULY 15TH at 11:59 PM (Eastern us time)

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 Online Registration: $115

2024 Conference Schedule

OHCEAC Conference Schedule at a Glance

All times are in Eastern US Time (ET)

Tuesday, July 16th

  • OHCEAC Evening Welcome Reception: 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Wednesday, July 17th

  • OHCEAC Conference: 8:15 - 6:00 PM
    • Welcome and Introductions: 8:15 - 8:30 AM
    • Keynote Presentations and Discussion: 8:30 - 12:10 PM
    • Lunch (Provided for In-Person Attendees): 12:10 - 12:45 PM
    • Sponsor Presentations: 12:45 - 1:20 PM
    • Invited Research Presentations and Discussion: 1:20 - 4:45 PM
    • Conference Closing: 4:45 - 4:50 PM
    • CEARC Tours (In-Person Activity): 5:00 - 6:00 PM

Keynote Speakers

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"Robotics for Agricultural Applications at the National Robotics Engineering Center at Carnegie Mellon University"
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Dr. Silke Hemming
Wageningen University & Research

“Can we reach Autonomous Greenhouses in the future?”
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Dr. Erik Runkle
Michigan State University
"Keys to successful application of horticultural lighting"
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Dr. Eldert J. Van Henten
Wageningen University & Research
"Why robots are not yet abundantly used in protected cultivation"

Invited Research Presenters

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Dr. Jennifer Boldt | USDA-ARS

Dr. Ryan Dickson | University of Arkansas

Dr. Changhyeon Kim | Ohio State University

Jonathan Lee-Rodriguez | Ohio State University

Dr. Qingqu "William" Meng | University of Delaware

Dr. Jan Westra | Priva

Dr. Craig Yendrek | Hawthorne Gardening Company

Dr. Azlan Zahid | Texas A&M University

Thanks to Our Conference Sponsors

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Bauerle Precision & Aagrozz Logo BFG Supply Co. Logo Certhon Logo
RAYN Growing Systems Logo  Sollum Technologies Logo

With Media Partner: CEAg World

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Accomodation Recommendations

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Join us on July 17th following Cultivate in-person in Columbus, OH or online via Zoom. We can't wait to see you there!

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Hosted by the Ohio Controlled Environment Agriculture Center (OHCEAC)

2024 Scientific Committee Members: Peter Ling and James Altland

2024 Organizing Members: Chieri Kubota and Carly Becker

Please contact Carly Becker (becker.421@osu.edu) with any questions