Dr. Jennifer Boldt, Research Horticulturist, Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture.
Jennifer is part of the Greenhouse Production Research Group, located in Toledo, OH. Her research focuses on managing environmental and cultural factors to improve horticultural crop production in greenhouses and other controlled environments.
Dr. H. Christopher Peterson is Emeritus Professor and Homer Nowlin Chair of Consumer-Responsive Agriculture, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, Michigan State University.
Chris conducts research in agri-food entrepreneurship, emergence of innovative products/sectors, and sustainability. He was on the international advisory board (2005-2010) of the Dutch public-private partnership Trans Forum (with projects related to CEA), and works with entrepreneurs/stakeholders to develop CEA ventures. Chris is former Director of the MSU Product Center Food-Ag-Bio,and during his 13 years of leadership, helped launch nearly 550 ventures with over $370 million of investment.
Dr. Nadia Sabeh (A.K.A. “Dr. Greenhouse”), President and Founder of Dr. Greenhouse, Inc., an agricultural and mechanical engineering firm that specializes in the design of HVAC systems for indoor plant environments.
Nadia has her PhD in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Arizona’s Controlled Environment Agriculture Center (CEAC) and is a licensed Mechanical Engineer in the State of California. Nadia and her Dr. Greenhouse team have designed HVAC systems for facilities growing leafy greens, strawberries, cannabis, and vine crops all over the world (nearly 150 projects). Nadia currently serves as Chair of the ASABE/ASHRAE co-sponsored committee responsible for developing the standard “HVAC for Indoor Plant Environments without Sunlight,” and is actively engaged in academic and industry research.