Locally Grown, Pesticide-Free Produce Advances Big-Time in SC
Agribusiness is big business in our state and an announcement last year for a $314 million ag-tech center in Hampton County has made it even bigger. Using artificial intelligence and blockchain technology on a 1,000-plus acre site with a 150,000-square-foot distribution center, produce will be shipped within 24 hours of harvest to an estimated 50 million people in the Southeast. Not to mention that the facility is also expected to create over 1,500 new jobs over the next five years.
Mike Switzer interviews John Fleming, a project manager with the Southern Carolina Regional Development Alliance in Barnwell, SC.