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The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

LED lights shine through the walls of AppHarvest’s flagship greenhouse, which produces tomatoes year-round, on February 9, 2021. The company plans to build 12 similar facilities in Kentucky by the year 2025. Photo by Natalie Parks | Staff

Local focus, global stage for Kentucky AgTech company

Natalie Parks February 16, 2021

Turn left off of 1-64 exit 133 onto Kentucky 801, and your eyes will immediately look north, where a warm bronze glow occupies much of the horizon.That glow is no illusion – it’s the $15 million LED...

UK alum and AppHarvest CEO Jonathan Webb is interviewed for a segment of “60 Minutes.” Photo provided by AppHarvest

With ‘America’s largest greenhouses,’ UK alums are working to make a difference for Eastern Kentucky

Emily Laytham April 1, 2019

The momentum behind a UK alumnus’s agricultural-tech business is attracting global attention. Meanwhile, the company’s growing team is looking inward and working to redefine capital and consumption...

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