MJBizConfExpoSPRING2016-1024x384Trending Topics for Growers at MJBizCon in Orlando

The Spring 2016 Marijuana Business Conference is being held in Orlando, FL from May 9-11. The event bills itself as America’s oldest and largest cannabis tradeshow. urban gro is looking forward to participating both as a booth sponsor and with our own Shelly Peterson presenting on a panel focusing on the move latest trend of moving to greenhouse growing.

In taking a closer look at the agenda for the entire conference, it is easy to see how urban gro is well placed to be an integral part of meeting the needs of large commercial growers across the country with its diversifying list of product solutions.

In Tuesday’s opening panel session, The Great Debate: Views on Hot-Button Issues, the speakers will address pesticide use in MJ cultivation. urban gro’s IPM product experts understand how this issue is of wide spread concern to the industry and the need to be both proactive and responsible in one’s approach to pest management.
The first day’s closing panel addresses the upcoming ballot measures and the potential for more states to come online for both medical and recreational use. urban gro is committed to meeting this growing demand with its existing product experts and new representatives now working across the country.

On Wednesday, the sessions that affect grower facilities directly include:
• Cultivation Facilities of the Future & Scaling a Grow
• Upcoming Challenges for Growers: Conservation, Pricing Pressure and Commoditization
• Wholesale Grows: Gaining More Retail Clients and Market Share
• Staying Small: Competing with Big Grows & the Case for Craft Cannabis
• All the Rage: Converting to a Greenhouse

All of these sessions address the needs of growers and the issues are clearly what is trending in the industry at large right now. The needs of growers is at heart of urban gro’s business, which is providing the best products for lighting, cultivation and integrated pest management. Growers continue to seek clarity and support around best practices for growing in a rapidly changing regulatory and financial environment. urban gro’s team looks to help provide that support with a wide range of product solutions for mid to large scale commercial growers.

All the Rage SpeakersOur own Shelly Peterson, Vice President of Lighting Solutions at urban gro will be joining Shivawn Brady of Seva Crop Consulting and Karl Keich of Canna Consulting Group to discuss how greenhouses are becoming increasingly popular in the marijuana world. This case study will provide a first-hand overview of how to transition from an indoor or outdoor grow to a greenhouse operation, as well as examine the costs, operational challenges and the benefits involved.

In addition being an exhibitor and speaker at the show, urban gro will also be in attendance at the #MJBizCon Mixer on Tuesday evening supporting legalization ballot initiatives. Our executives look forward to connecting with growers and owners alike to share our passion for best practices and the best products for growing commercial Cannabis. Be sure to reach out to us before, during and after the show. We are always available to talk and answer your questions to help you meet the challenges of this industry and times.