Speaker: Amy Samples, VP, Community Outreach
Thursday, April 27, 2023 2-3pm
AppHarvest is a sustainable food company in Appalachia developing and operating some of the world's largest high-tech indoor farms with robotics and artificial intelligence to build a reliable, climate-resilient food system. AppHarvest's farms are designed to grow produce using sunshine, rainwater and up to 90% less water than open-field growing, all while producing yields up to 30 times that of traditional agriculture and preventing pollution from agricultural runoff. AppHarves currently operates its flagship farm - about the size of 50 football fields - in Morehead, Ky., producing tomatoes. The company is developing a network of farms to produce a variety of vine crops, salad greens and berries with three more farms currently under construction that are expected to be operational by the end of 2022. For more information, visit https://www.appharvest.com/.
The AppHarvest 101 presentation will include a who, what, why, where, when overview of the company and the aim to grow Farmers + Futurists to sustain a domestic food supply, all within one day's drive of 70% of the US population.