NYSERDA developed a roadmap to illustrate the goals, challenges and priority actions related to the growth of the Controlled Environment Agriculture industry in New York State. The first step of the roadmap was to enlist several stakeholders, which included NYSERDA, to develop a clear vision of the future of the CEA Industry. This collective vision was distributed as part of the CEA brochure [PDF] developed for the 7th Annual Innovations in Agriculture Conference, held in Syracuse in April of 2007.
At the 2007 conference, several leaders in the industry discussed the challenges they encountered, new technology developments, as well as market, business, and financing opportunities. The CEA Industry Roadmap is a compilation of the discussions and brainstorming sessions held at the Innovations in Agriculture Conference.