Event Details

Hosted by NYC Cornellians, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and the Northeast Corridor Office of Alumni Affairs and Development.

The global vertical-farming industry is expected to reach $1.38 billion by 2027*. Come learn about Cornell’s impact on this alternate food sector from faculty and alumni experts. You’ll hear about the steps involved in growing nutritious, indoor agriculture including research and development, production, distribution, and marketing.

After the program, stay for breakout sessions to discuss the program with fellow Cornellians.

* Source: Progressive Grocer

Panelists (from left to right)
  •  Neil Mattson, Professor, School of Integrative Plant Science Horticulture Section, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  •  Moderator, Kyle Scott, Dyson ’11, President, SERHANT. Ventures, Real Estate
  •  Philson Warner, Cornell University Cooperative Extension associate, founded the Cornell Hydroponics, Aquaculture and Aquaponics Learning Labs at Food and Finance High School, an Eco-School in Manhattan.
  •  Alina Zolotareva, HumEc ’11, Marketing Director, Aerofarms