Hydroponic Farms USA Coming to Breathitt County

Startup indoor farming company Hydroponic Farms USA will invest more than $44.5 million in Breathitt County and create 121 jobs with the construction of a new facility on a reclaimed mine in Jackson. Hydroponic Farms USA will build a nearly 42-acre facility with 35.5 acres of production space. The facility will use hydroponic and aeroponic technology to grow leafy greens, tomatoes, peppers, and other produce. The 121 jobs will include leadership, production, and post-production roles. Senator Brandon Smith, of Hazard, said he is proud that eastern Kentucky continues to welcome startup companies on the forefront of innovative technological development, and looks forward to Hydroponic Farms USA’s success as the newest face in the indoor agriculture industry. Company leaders plan to break ground following their land purchase and approval of permits.

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