Elected officials from Pittsylvania County and the City of Danville, along with Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and Virginia Secretary of Agriculture Bettina Ring and other state and community leaders, joined AeroFarms representatives on Thursday for a groundbreaking ceremony for its newest 136,000 square foot indoor vertical farming facility in Ringgold.
AeroFarms, a Certified B Corporation and leader in vertical farming, has developed its own proprietary growing technology to be able to grow produce all year round with annual productivity up to 390 times greater than traditional field farming. Once completed, the new facility, located in the Cane Creek Industrial Centre, will be the largest and most sophisticated aeroponic vertical farm in the world, and is part of AeroFarms’ expansion plans.
“We congratulate AeroFarms on launching construction of its state-of-the-art facility in Cane Creek Centre,” said Northam. “The Commonwealth’s history is rooted in agribusiness, and the completion of the world’s largest and most advanced indoor vertical farm will enhance this booming industry. We thank AeroFarms for choosing Southern Virginia, and look forward to supporting its success.”