March 27, 2021

My Visit to AppHarvest

AppHarvest is changing the way food is grown - and it's using less water and yielding more produce than traditional open-field farms.

Earlier this week, I visited AppHarvest, one of the largest farming operations in the world located in Appalachia just outside Morehead, Kentucky. AppHarvest 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. During my short visit, I was able to tour the indoor farm - which is the size of more than 50-football fields and maintains 720-thousand plants. It's an extraordinary and innovative company.

Here are some photos, enjoy.