Agriculture has made a lot of strides in the last 40 years, but more work must be done if we are to continue to feed a growing population with less available prime farmland. Doing so will require multiple solutions using new science and technology. Those solutions will be explored in the Controlled Environment Agriculture Research Complex, a project with a state-of- the-art production greenhouse as well a research greenhouse that, for some, represents a viable alternative approach to farming. Chieri Kubota, a professor in the CFAES Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, predicts that controlled environment indoor crop production will feed the future.
The Controlled Environment Agriculture Research Complex is under construction now and will enable cutting-edge, indoor food production research for the benefit of the world.