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Henderson County Business

Advanced 'indoor salad farm' announces job fair

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BrightFarms, which is gearing up to open the largest and most technologically advanced indoor salad farm in the Southeast in April, is holding a job fair to hire 55 employees Friday, Monday and Tuesday at Blue Ridge Community College.   Read Story »

Tags: AgHC | greenhouse industry | greenhouse produce | BrightFarms

Etowah Business

BrightFarms breaks ground on seven-acre greenhouse

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BrightFarms, a leading grower of locally grown salads for supermarkets, broke ground on a new 280,000-square-foot hydroponic greenhouse on the old Seven Falls property near the French Broad River.   Read Story »

Tags: green industries | AgHC | Mark Williams | greenhouse industry

Henderson County News

Ramsey elected national chair of farm research group

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J. Noland Ramsey, a retired schoolteacher and principal and longtime cattleman, has been elected 2020-2021 chairman of the national Council for Agricultural Research, Extension and Teaching.   Read Story »

Tags: farming | AgHC | Noland Ramsey

Etowah Business

Big salad greens grower coming to former Seven Falls land

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The Seven Falls land in the Pleasant Grove community has been farmland. It was once eyed for a campground. It was a dairy once and a dairy again. Then it became infamous when a real estate development touted with great fanfare as a grand golf resort turned out to be the biggest financial fraud in recent county history.   Read Story »

Tags: AgHC | Mark Williams

Henderson County Business

Canadian company to grow tomatoes here under 45 acres of roof

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Henderson County News

Williams to serve on food manufacturing panel

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Mark Williams, the executive director of the farm-promoting nonprofit Agribusiness Henderson County (AgHC), will have a seat at the table when state leaders explore ways to expand the agriculture industry and create jobs.   Read Story »

Tags: farming | AgHC | Mark Williams

Henderson County Business

Fresh produce is just a click away

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Need locally grown tomatoes for supper? Want to know which apples are now ripe? Want to buy locally ground sausage or a T-bone steak?   Read Story »

Tags: farming | AgHC | Mark Williams