Here at FarmTek, it has been our mission to provide the highest quality products at economical prices and excellent customer service. Now we're taking our goal of serving you one step further by sharing our knowledge and expertise at our Technology Centers.
- Learn about the benefits of Controlled Environment Agriculture.
- Attend seminars and live demonstrations.
- Stop by to speak with our greenhouse experts.
- Focuses include hydroponics, field growing, fodder solutions and more.
- Take a tour of technologically advanced tension fabric structures and our high-tech manufacturing facilities with robotic welding.
Visit Us & See For Yourself
We have two locations, Technology Center East and Technology Center West. Technology Center East is located at our corporate headquarters in South Windsor, CT at 1395 John Ftich Blvd. Technology Center West is located at our manufacturing facility in Dyersville, IA at 1440 Field of Dreams Way.
Are you interested in seeing everything that our Technology Centers have to offer, but can't make it to a workshop? Stop by for a tour. We hold tours at our Iowa campus every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10 am and 2 pm CST and by appointment at our Connecticut campus. We look forward to showing you around our greenhouse and controlled environment agriculture facilities!
Tour our manufacturing facilities in Dyersville, IA and see how we custom manufacture our ClearSpan structures and greenhouses in our own Hercules Truss Arch Building. With state-of-the-art equipment, such as robotic welding which ensures extreme precision in the manufacturing of our buildings' frames, our buildings are built to the highest standards.
Demonstration Greenhouses at Technology Center West
At our Dyersville, IA location, we've designed and constructed two greenhouse facilities. One is a 35' by 48' structure, which is split into two demonstration areas. In one half, we are modeling year-round, in-ground high tunnel production. The other half has hydroponic and aquaponic systems. Our 80' by 50' greenhouse is devoted solely to hydroponic production.
In our high-tech greenhouse, we demonstrate hydroponic systems, proper greenhouse plumbing and more.
Demonstration CEA Facilities at Technology Center East
At our South Windsor, CT location, we've built 3 state-of-the art growing rooms in our warehouse. Two 30' by 72' rooms and one 20' by 30' room that use controlled environment technology to maintain ideal growing conditions. One of the 30' by 72' rooms is used to grow leafy greens with our NFT Systems. The other 30' by 72' room is used to grow flowering and fruiting crops like tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and more. The 20' by 30' room is used for fodder production and houses a Micro FodderPro 2.0 Feed Systems, FodderPro 3.0 Commercial Modules and a Seed Soaking and Sanitizing System.
FarmTek's Controlled Environment Agriculture School
Our mission at FarmTek is to provide the highest quality products at affordable prices and excellent customer service. Now we are taking our goal of serving you one step further by offering you the chance to attend our Controlled Environment Agriculture School (CEA). This is a great opportunity for you to learn about some of the latest trends in growing.
FarmTek Corporate Headquarters
South Windsor, CT
Now accepting registrations for April 9-11, 2014!
FarmTek Manufacturing Facility
Now accepting registrations for May 20-22, 2014!
|You'll learn about:|
|• Year-round hydroponic growing
• Fodder production
|• Sustainable growing and current industry trends
• Marketing yourself
• And more!
Learn More About Us!
When you visit one of our campuses, you'll have the opportunity to learn more about FarmTek and the things we do best. Some of the topics that are most important to us include:
|The advantages of hydroponics
With hydroponic, or soilless, growing you can achieve larger, higher quality crops due to controlled nutrient ratios and high yields in minimal growing space. A major benefit of hydroponic systems is that they can be used in areas where soil-based cultivation isn't possible, such as locations with poor soil quality, or where water supplies are limited.
|The benefits of tension fabric structures
Fabric structures are affordable for you, with low costs per square foot, little or no property taxes and energy-saving benefits. Abundant natural light limits the need for daytime artificial lighting. Temperature-stabilizing fabric covers reduce the need for heating and cooling systems. When you choose a ClearSpan Fabric Structure, you can have your structure installed in only a matter of weeks. ClearSpan structures take as little as three weeks to produce and as little as three to five days to install.
|The value of local agriculture
Locally grown and sustainability go hand in hand. Growing your own or purchasing from a local farm or farmers' market ensures a reduction in fossil fuel use, more nutritious, better tasting and fresher produce, and many additional environmental benefits.
Technology Center Gallery
Do You Want To Know More?
Through our Technology Centers, we want to pass on our knowledge about these important topics and more by holding seminars, workshops and webinars. We hope to see you soon! For more information, Contact Us.