Article from 'Aquaculture North America'
October 21, 2020

"Dr Michael Schwarz, Director of the Virginia Seafood Agriculture Research and Extension Center, says the faster-growing segment under the controlled environment agriculture umbrella is aquaponics. Commercial-scale producers, not homestead farms, are driving its growth, he says.

Taking its cue from the industry and investors, Virginia Tech’s new SmartFarm Innovation Network has established a Controlled Environmental Agriculture Innovation and Education Center where the focus is on SmartFarm technologies."