Tomorrow night, head out to Memorial Hall at the University of Kentucky to hear AppHarvest speak and Sundy Best perform from 7-11:30 p.m. ET.
Last month, we told you about former Wildcat Ramel Bradley investing in AppHarvest, a $50 million greenhouse on 70 acres of reclaimed mining land in Pikeville, Kentucky. Bradley is one of three individuals, AppHarvest CEO Johnathan Webb, and chief operating officer and fellow UK alum Seth Norat, who plan to hire 130 workers in Appalachia ($12/hour or more) to grow several types of vegetables in the greenhouse. For an area with an unemployment rate of 8.7%, compared to the statewide average of 4.5%, AppHarvest is putting food on the table both literally and figuratively for countless people in Eastern Kentucky.
The 45-acre hydroponic greenhouse will produce up to 2.6 million pounds of vegetables annually.
To help inform the public about the initiative to secure jobs and put food on the table for an area of need, AppHarvest wants to speak to college students and the surrounding Lexington area about their movement.
On top of hearing an unbelievable presentation on the great work being done in the state with Ramel Bradley and AppHarvest, the incredibly entertaining Sundy Best will also there to put on a show for those in attendance.
Check out more information on AppHarvest below, and head to Memorial Hall tomorrow for an awesome night:
— AppHarvest (@AppHarvest) January 26, 2017