Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) Professional Devlopment Workshops

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Jennifer Richards, Assistant Professor and Daniel Sarver, Extension Specialist

We would like to open up a professional development opportunity to you.

As part of a USDA-NIFA grant designed to teach CEA topics to students, the grant design team will be leading a professional development workshop primarily for classroom educators (see attached flyer). However, we now have additional space, so the team has decided to open the workshop up to Ex- tension professionals as well. The material may also be suitable to be adapted for use for 4-H club meetings, 4-H day camps, 4-H specialty project clubs, etc.

If you would like to participate in one of these workshops (one participant per county), please complete the attached form and send back to Daniel Sarver by June 1. Teaching resource materials will be provided for participants. There is no cost. Dr. Natalie Bumgarner is the lead instructor.

As part of the grant, the grant team will also be designing some CEA curriculum activities for 4-H audiences.

Professional Development Workshops

Introducing high school students to career tracks in controlled environment food production.

Professional Development Workshops


These workshops will introduce a new DEA curriculum and provide hydroponic supplies to implement the material in your classroom.

  • Controlled environment agriculture and hydroponics
  • Growing systems for greenhouse vegetables
  • Nutrient solutions and plant nutrition
  • Managing plant growing environments
  • Careers in controlled environments

June 18th, 2018 – Munford High School, Tipton county

June 20th, 2018 – Hendersonville High School, Sumner County

Interested in more information?

TEACHING RESOURCE MATERIALS will be provided for 20 participants at each workshop.  Workshops are repeated, so select either location and date.

Please fill out and RETURN REGISTRATION FORM BY 06/1 to qualify.