Chamber of Commerce Monthly Luncheon
AppHarvest CEO, Jonathan Webb
You’re cordially invited to attend our upcoming Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon on Tuesday, October 5th.
We are excited to host AppHarvest CEO, Jonathan Webb as our guest speaker.
Kentucky native Jonathan Webb is turning his dream of a high-tech farming hub in Appalachia into realty with AppHarvest. The company is building some of the largest indoor farms in the world, combining conventional agriculture techniques with today’s technology to grow non-GMO chemical pesticide-free produce.
The companies’ first indoor farm opened in Morehead,KY and spans 60 acres ….. the equivalent of 45 football fields. Creating hundreds of jobs, the farm is the first of 12 the company plans to build by 2025.
Before founding AppHarvest, Jonathan worked with the US Department of Defense on what was then the largest solar project in the Southeastern United States. The project aimed to help achieve a White House goal of ensuring the military receives 20% of their electricity from renewable sources by 2025.
Lunch will be held at The Center for Rural Development and will begin at 12:00 (Noon).