2022 OHCEAC Annual Conference

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Advancement of Microbial Technologies for Controlled Environment Agriculture

- Little Things with BIG Impacts -

July 20, 2022

Location: Columbus, OH and Online via Zoom

Our hybrid conference provided 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.

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Members of the Conference Committee and Keynote Speakers From L to R:  Chris Taylor, Chieri Kubota, Michelle Jones, Ben Holt, Jane Fife, Matthew Krause, James Altland and Trevor Charles

The Ohio Controlled Environment Agriculture Center's (OHCEAC) first annual CEA conference was accessible on July 20, 2022 in person at the Kunz-Brundige Franklin County Extension Building in Columbus, OH and online via ZoomThe program started 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 included scientific research project updates from multiple research groups at The Ohio State University.

Conference Schedule

The conference featured keynote speakers:

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The conference also featured research presentations from Ohio State University:



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 thank you for attending OHCEAC's first annual conference!

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

Hosted by the Ohio Controlled Environment Agriculture Center (OHCEAC)

2022 Scientific Committee Members: Michelle Jones, Chris Taylor and James Altland

2022 Organizing Members: Chieri Kubota and Carly Becker

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

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