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World’s largest vertical farm to be built in Pittsylvania County

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam was in Ringgold Thursday, joining state and local officials in groundbreaking ceremonies for AeroFarms, which is building the world’s largest aeroponic vertical farm in Pittsylvania County.

The 136,000-square-foot indoor vertical farming facility will be able to grow produce year-round with annual productivity up to 390 times greater than traditional field farming. The facility will be located in the Cane Creek Industrial Centre.

AeroFarms is investing over $53 million and creating 92 jobs in Ringgold. Virginia successfully competed with North Carolina for the project.