Principal, Zartarian Engineering and Precision Ag
Michael Zartarian grew up in an agricultural-based community and developed a deep respect for the people, plants, animals and systems of small-scale production. He earned his BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University and spent the first portion of his career in product development and research roles in consumer and industrial electronics. Reconnecting with his agricultural roots, Zartarian Engineering and Precision Ag was founded to bring a plant-centric, systems approach to Controlled Environment Horticulture. Leveraging in-house developed tools, Zartarian Engineering offers robust insights on plant health and system performance, providing clients with the information they need to make data-driven decisions on facility design, commissioning and operations. As the Principal of Zartarian Engineering and Precision Ag, Mike has contributed his research findings to inform industry best practices for organizations such as the Resource Innovation Institute (RII), Design Lights Consortium (DLC), local and state regulatory bodies and the USDA. His work has been published in Cannabis Business Times, and he’s participated in many conference conversations on advancing the practice of precision agriculture.