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Fall 2024 Course Information
Indoor Vertical Farming (VF) System

Course Description
Indoor Vertical Farming (VF) System is a lecture-based course focused on all aspects of crop production under a housing or factory system, including the structure and lighting design and maintenance. The application of an indoor farming system is beneficial where land is limited, such as in urban areas, and the long-term goal is eliminating the effects of climate change.
Contacts
Instructor

Teng Yang
Office: 765-775-3314
tengy@k-state.edu

Campus Coordinator

For course access questions, contact the teaching university’s campus coordinator. For enrollment questions, contact your home university campus coordinator.
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Disability Support Services

To request accommodations for this course, contact the disability support office at your home university. You must register each semester and for each course. Read more about the Great Plains IDEA process for requesting accommodations.


Textbooks

(Required) Plant factory: an indoor vertical farming system for efficient quality food production (See comment section below for digital book option)
Kozai, T., Niu, G., & Takagaki, M. (Eds.)
Edition: 2019
ISBN: 978-0-12-816691-8
Publisher: Academic Press

(Optional) Plant Factory Basics, Applications, and Advances (See comment section below for digital book option)
Kozai, T., Niu, G., & Takagaki, M.
Edition: 2022
ISBN: 978-0-323-85152-7
Publisher: Academic Press


Course Access
 
Approximately 2-3 weeks before the first day of class at K-State, the K-State campus coordinator, Ashley Schultz, will email course access instructions to visiting students for courses taught by K-State. These instructions are also available on the Visiting Students webpage at K-State. By following the course access instructions, visiting students create their K-State eID and complete the K-State Course Access Form. Students meeting all deadlines for eID creation and submission will have access to Canvas by the first day of class.

Exam Proctor

This course does not require an exam proctor.

Synchronous Components

This course does not include synchronous components.


Comments

No required synchronous components. However, students may attend synchronous zoom lectures on Monday and Thursday from 2:30-3:20pm CST. The lectures will be recorded for anyone who cannot attend the zoom lecture.

Textbook Information
The required textbook, Plant factory: an indoor vertical farming system for efficient quality food production, is available as a digital book online or free through the K-State Library once you have course access. 

The optional textbook, Plant Factory Basics, Applications, and Advances, is available as a digital book online or free through the K-State Library once you have course access. 

University Members
Members of the Great Plains IDEA are universities accredited by a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Member universities recruit, admit and graduate students, teach in an academic program and contribute to the leadership and maintenance of the alliance. Membership in the alliance is a selective process that engages institutional leadership at all levels.

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