Beshear tours high-tech AppHarvest greenhouse in Morehead

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MOREHEAD, Ky. (WDKY) – Governor Andy Beshear toured the AppHarvest facility in Morehead Monday morning.

It’s a greenhouse growing sustainable organic tomatoes and other produce, using what Gov. Beshear calls the most advanced technology available.

AppHarvest hopes to not only bring food to 20 high schools in Eastern Kentucky, but to be a model for the entire country.

The facility uses recycled rainwater and “hybrid lighting” which combines sunlight, LEDs and high-pressure sodium growing lights.

Governor Beshear says AppHarvest is the center of the universe when it comes to agri-tech.

“This is a technological marvel that is feeding America and creating the jobs of the future right here in eastern Kentucky,” Gov. Beshear said.

The greenhouse is currently the largest in the U.S., spanning 60 acres.

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