OHCEAC Annual Conference

Advancement of Microbial Technologies for Controlled Environment Agriculture

- Little Things with BIG Impacts -

July 20, 2022

Location: Columbus, OH and Online via Zoom

In Person and Online Registration Now Open!

Our hybrid conference will provide attendees with a learning opportunity about beneficial microbes (fungi and bacteria) used to stimulate plant growth, enhance product quality and to control pests and diseases under controlled environment conditions.

In Person Registration - $108

Online Registration - $88

Tentative Conference Schedule


The Ohio Controlled Environment Agriculture Center's (OHCEAC) first annual CEA conference will be accessible on July 20, 2022 in person at the Kunz-Brundige Franklin County Extension Building in Columbus, OH and online via ZoomThe program will start with four invited speakers providing scientific, technological and regulatory background of beneficial microbes including the future of this growing market and research needs. Specific microbial technologies include biostimulants, biofungicides and biopesticides. Conference presentations will also include scientific research project updates from multiple research groups at The Ohio State University.

The conference will feature keynote speakers:

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The conference will also feature research presentations from Ohio State University:


Interested in Conference Sponsorship?

If you would like to sponsor OHCEAC's conference - please check out our "Become a Conference Sponsor" page for more information.

If you have questions about sponsorship - please fill out the form on the  "Become a Conference Sponsor" page or email OHCEAC Director Chieri Kubota (kubota.10@osu.edu).

Accomodation Recommendations

There are many hotels in the Columbus area to choose from but these hotels are only a short drive from the conference at the Kunz-Brundige Franklin County Extension Building (2548 Carmack Rd, Columbus, OH 43210).  

There are many nearby restaurants, shops and activities around Columbus for you to experience during your stay. You can also search Experience Columbus's website for recommendations. 

Thanks to Our Conference Sponsors

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Conference Media Partner

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We invite you to join us on July 20th for this full day event! 

The conference will be accessible either in person (OSU Columbus campus) or online via Zoom.  

All presentations will be recorded and accessible by the registered participants for an extended time for reviewing online.

Program specifics will be updated on this webpage as it becomes available.

Hosted by the Ohio Controlled Environment Agriculture Center (OHCEAC)

Scientific Committee Members: Michelle Jones, Chris Taylor and James Altland

Organizing Members: Chieri Kubota and Carly Becker

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

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