March 26, 2021

A Trip to Kentucky

Business trips are always most enjoyable when they are packed with activities that are informative, interesting, and fun.

Earlier this week, I traveled to eastern Kentucky for an important in-person conference at AppHarvest, a 60-acre state-of-the-art greenhouse facility in Morehead that specializes in controlled environment agriculture - an advanced and intensive form of hydroponically-based agriculture where plants grow within a controlled environment to optimize horticultural practices and save natural resources. It is an extraordinary and innovative company. While I was busy at the meeting, my head gardener, Ryan McCallister, toured the surrounding areas and visited three interesting businesses - Pemberton's Greenhouses and Justins' House of Bourbon in Lexington, and Castle & Key Distillery in Frankfort.

Here are some of the photos Ryan took. And be sure to check in tomorrow for more on our visit to AppHarvest.