June 7-9
Danville, IN

2018 State Conference

2018 State Conference

2018 State Conference

2018 State Conference

Tyler Baras


Science and Technology in the Garden

Friday Afternoon Breakout 3

Gather up garden geeks, it's time to explore the practical applications of science and technology in the garden! This workshop is a hands-on play time with the latest and greatest garden gadgets. Learn why and how to measure pH, electrical conductivity (EC), Brix, CO2, dissolved oxygen (DO), oxidation reduction potential (ORP), water quality, leaf tissue nutrient content, light intensity, light quality and more!

An Introduction to Hydroponics

Saturday Morning Keynote

What do you really need to grow hydroponically? You'd be surprised! In this workshop led by Tyler Baras, author of DIY Hydroponic Gardens, you will see how easy it is to start a hydroponic garden. Tyler will cover the best crops, the most popular garden designs and the easiest ways to grow hydroponically

About the Speaker

Farmer Tyler works to bring the science and art of hydroponic growing to the masses, from school age kids to adult hobbyists and even the professionals. Tyler is a consultant specializing in urban agriculture, hydroponics and greenhouse production. He graduated Cum Laude from the University of Florida's Horticultural Sciences department and has traveled overseas to study Organic Agriculture in Spain and Protected Agriculture (greenhouse production) in China. His recent assignments include: trialing new products for Hort America to be used in commercial hydroponic applications; developing a demonstration facility to study feasibility and productivity of various small-scale urban hydroponic systems for Dallas Grown greenhouse ; and cultivating crops in hydroponic systems from Hydrofarm, distributors of hobby hydroponic equipment.