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My Journey into the Land of Plenty- Literally!

Land of plantyToday’s blog post comes from our guest blogger, Nichole Kemp. Nichole is the marketing and event specialist for FarmTek’s parent company ESAPCO where she manages and organizes all our trade shows, open houses and workshops. She is also the brand manager for our building division, ClearSpan Fabric Structures, and the self titled “ClearSpan Brand Evangelist”. Last month Nichole had the opportunity to visit our Dyersville, IA manufacturing facility where she observed one of our fodder workshops. This is the tale of her travels and, as she likes to put it, her journey into the land of plenty! Read more

Don’t Miss our CEA School this June!

CEA School 1

At FarmTek, we don’t want to simply sell you products. We think it is important to teach customers about the most up-and-coming trends in the agricultural and horticultural communities. Our first CEA School, which encompassed presentations and hands-on training for hydroponics, fodder production and aquaponics, was such a success that we have added additional dates this June! Please join us from June 18 to 20, 2013 to learn everything you need to know about the most up-and-coming trends in horticulture.

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Review: FarmTek’s First-Ever CEA School

CEA School 1 Presentation

Last month, we hosted our very first three-day CEA School. This event combined hydroponics, fodder production and aquaponics into a hands-on learning experience for growers of all experience levels. The CEA School was held at our Technology Center in Dyersville, IA, and hosted by our greenhouse team, Sam Shroyer and Brittany Orris. Participants traveled from 13 states, making it a great networking event and learning experience.

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Hydroponics Workshop Featuring the Research of Dr. Lynette Morgan – June 6, 2012

Technology Center 1** The following dates are now available for registration: August 22, 2012, October 3, 2012 and November 14, 2012. For more information visit our website.**

Due to the success of our first hydroponics workshop, we will be holding our next day-long hydroponics workshop on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at our state-of-the-art Technology Center. Featuring the research of Dr. Lynette Morgan, this event will include a presentation and workbook created by the award-winning doctor herself.
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Introducing Sam and our Greenhouse Facilities

The 80' x 50' greenhouse at our Dyersville, IA campus.

There’s been a lot of excitement around here lately about our new, state-of-the-art greenhouse facilities at our Dyersville, IA campus. We’ve included an overview in our catalogs but we’d like to take this opportunity to tell everyone more about it.

I can’t begin to talk about these new facilities without telling you a bit about one of the major players involved, Sam Shroyer, our greenhouse manager. Sam joined FarmTek at the beginning of this year and has spearheaded the expansion of our greenhouse facilities. His background includes a high school title of Iowa FFA Horticulture Champion, college membership to Pi Alpha Xi, wholesale greenhouse management and running his own landscaping company. Read more