Boone County lands $74M indoor hydroponic farming facility

An artist's rendering of the $74 million vertical farming facility that 80 acres Farms plans to open in Boone County.

Hydroponic farming company 80 Acres Farms will open a new $74 million indoor  farming facility in Boone County, making 125 work, according to a joint push launch from the organization and Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear’s business office.

The new farming operation will be positioned in an present 200,000-square-foot building at 7455 Empire Generate.

The facility is anticipated to start off functions in the third quarter of 2022. 

“Opening a farm in Boone County will permit us to increase nearer to our retail companions in Lexington and Louisville and introduce our new, balanced, regionally developed develop to a lot of additional Kentuckians,” 80 Acres CEO Mike Zelkind said. “We’re constantly on the lookout for means to maximize our effects, and this farm is the most important step forward for us however, additional than doubling our total manufacturing and developing our footprint outside the house Ohio.”

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