Gov. Andy Beshear visited the Kentucky Fresh Harvest facility in Lincoln County on Tuesday. In October 2020, Kentucky Fresh Harvest (KFH) officially opened the first high-tech vegetable greenhouse in the Bluegrass.
“The rich promise of agritech in Kentucky is on full display at Kentucky Fresh Harvest,” said Gov. Beshear. “Their scientific approach to growing vegetables in high-tech greenhouses shows us that some of the obstacles to the large-scale growing of food in some regions of Kentucky are no longer relevant. Emerging industries like agritech will feature prominently in Kentucky’s future job growth as long as we are bold enough to seize the opportunities when they arise.”
A ribbon-cutting ceremony last October marked the official opening of the Stanford greenhouse as well as the successful completion of Fresh Harvest’s pilot crop late in the year. The KFH team has been working through the winter as they prepare for the next steps in a plan to bring the future of farming to Kentucky.
“It was great to celebrate with everyone last year at the ribbon cutting,” said Shubin K. Saha, D.P.M., Ph.D, a doctor of plant medicine and former University of Kentucky professor currently serving as chief operating officer at KFH. “It was the moment I think we all needed, given the year we had just endured. But, if I’m being honest, the best moment for me was the next morning – everyone at the farm was ready to get back to work.”
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