A ground breaking was held on Thursday, October 18, 2018 for a new AgTech Scientific facility to develop and manufacture hemp-based products in Paris. The facility is part of AgTech’s plan to work with Kentucky farmers to grow hemp and to partner with the University of Kentucky on research. The ceremony took place in Paris, where AgTech is building a 50,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art structure on a 10-acre site in the Bourbon County Business Park at 333 Cleveland Drive. The company has an option to purchase an additional 10 acres there. AgTech is investing $5 million in the project, starting with around 50 employees and projects to grow to 271 within three years.