AppHarvest Workshop at TEDxCorbin:
Leafy Green Snack Break + Tech for Resilient Communities Panel


TBA, Downtown Corbin



Workshop Description:

Join student farmers from Pikeville’s Shelby Valley High School (SVHS) for a Leafy Green Snack Break, featuring greens grown in the SVHS high-tech container farm—a shipping container retrofitted as a controlled environment agriculture facility. Greens will be prepared by Chef Matt Corbin, owner and chef at The Blue Raven, also of Pikeville.

Ramel Bradley, Community Director and former UK Wildcats point guard, will introduce the student farmers and describe the AgTech movement underway in Eastern Kentucky.

Next, join a group of leaders from Eastern Kentucky for a panel discussion on the use of technology to develop resilient economies.

  • Greg Napier (SVHS principal)

  • Jared Arnett (SOAR Executive Director)

  • Burton Webb (UPike President)

  • Olivia Thornsbury (SVHS student)

We will explore how technology will be utilized as we build an inclusive economy in Eastern Kentucky. The discussion will feature examples from around the world and how they can be utilized in our region. An exploration of how we may utilize technology to enable productivity and build network connections for resilient communities.