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Announcing our new Controlled Environment Agriculture experience!

image2aA lot has happened here at Growers Supply since our last blog post. For one thing, a new year is now upon us, and in the transition from 2015 to 2016, we took a deep dive into our Controlled Environment Agriculture schools with one major question in mind, “How can we improve the overall CEA learning experience for our guests?” Read more

2015 Photo Contest Honorable Mentions

entry 5 - plants in greenhouse

Our 2015 photo contest supplied us with literally hundreds of new customer submitted product photos, and our winning photos were just a small sampling of the great photos we received. If you haven’t had a chance to see our 2015 winning submissions yet, you can learn all about them in our 2015 Photo Contest Winners blog posted last week. With such a collection of high-quality submissions this year, we wanted to take a moment to share some of our other favorites with our Honorable Mentions category. Read more

Announcing the Growers Supply 2015 Photo Contest Winners

2015 Photo ContestOur 2015 photo contest proved to be another record breaker for us! After sorting through more submissions than ever before, we were finally able to narrow the field down to just our top six submissions. Congratulations to our lucky winners and thank you to all those who participated. Read more

CEA School 2015: Same School, New Style

Presentations at CEA SchoolAs an industry leader in controlled environment agriculture (CEA), our mission is to provide solutions, knowledge and key insights of climate controlled agriculture. One of the ways that we accomplish this is through our CEA schools, which we host on a monthly basis at our company headquarters in South Windsor, Connecticut and our manufacturing facility in Dyersville, Iowa. We have proudly hosted hundreds of aspiring and experienced growers at this three-day educational event, which started in 2013. Thanks to the customer feedback we have received from each school, we have made some new and exciting changes for our 2015 schools. Read more

Growers Supply’s 2014 Photo Contest Honorable Mentions

Photo Submitted by Roro Izzle

Photo Submitted by Roro Izzle

Last week we revealed the winners of our 2014 Photo Contest, but like we said, we had a record number of entries this year and all of them were great! We didn’t want to let any good entry go unnoticed, so we would now like to reveal our honorable mentions from this year’s contest. From heart warming photos to unique product uses, we have compiled some of our best additional entries to give one last look at our 2014 Photo Contest. Read more

Introducing the 2014 Growers Supply Photo Contest Winners!

2014 Photo Contest WinnersAfter sorting through a record number of submissions, our 2014 Summer Photo Contest has come to a close, and we are now ready to announce the winners! This year’s photo contest brought in pictures of all kinds. From hay storage buildings to wooden garden stakes, we received excellent photos of many of our products, and we enjoyed seeing how each of them are helping you. While we had many great submissions, we can only select a handful as winners, so without further ado, we will reveal the photos and testimonials of our 2014 Photo Contest winners. Read more

Announcing Growers Supply’s 2014 Photo Contest!

2014 Growers Supply Photo ContestThe sun is out and the heat and humidity have arrived, and that only means one thing, summer has begun! Here at Growers Supply, summer is our favorite time of year. It’s is the time when we can work in the garden longer, our crops and plants are in full bloom and we hold our yearly photo contest! Each summer we coordinate a contest to see who can take the best photo of one of our products in use. Every year we receive hundreds of submissions and we truly enjoy each and every one of them. Read more

CEA School: Molding the Minds of Aspiring Growers…and Employees

Technology Center East Lettuce Growing Controlled EnvironmentOur most recent CEA school provided a great opportunity for our attendees, and myself, to learn the ins and outs of controlled environment agriculture. I am new to FarmTek and have been working here for just about a month, and while I moved here from a small town in New Hampshire, I truthfully have very limited agricultural and farming knowledge. The most I could tell you about farming prior to this is that cows have dry tongues, and catching loose chickens is a tougher task than you originally think. However, after being given the opportunity to sit in on the majority of lectures at our most recent CEA school here at Technology Center East, I, like all of our attendees, have gained a lot of knowledge and interest in the previously mysterious topic of controlled environment agriculture. Read more

Photo Blog: FarmTek’s First-Ever CEA School at Technology Center East

Technology Center East CEA School

With the grand opening of FarmTek’s Technology Center East this month came our first-ever CEA School in South Windsor, CT. We had 58 people attend the school from not just across the county, but across the world. People came from down the street to as far away as Burnley, England! We had presenters from local businesses, non-profits, academia, vendors and our own experts on controlled environment agriculture, including several of our frequent blog contributors. Read more

Into the West with FarmTek’s Fodder Trailer

FarmTek's Fodder Trailer Goes WestToday’s blog post comes from our fodder specialist Ken Erha. Ken travels across the country with our fodder trailer to attend trade shows and events. He went into the west for events in Idaho, Utah and Colorado to spread the word about hydroponics and fodder, and came back with a story to tell.

Idaho

WODPA Fall Conference & Trade Show

WODPA Fall Conference and Organic Trade Show
Our tour began at the Western Organic Dairy Producers Alliance Fall Conference and Organic Trade Show in Twin Falls, ID. This two-day event was a great way to begin the tour. Read more