Yesterday, Cultiva Farms USA celebrated the completion of its new cold storage facility, part of a $10 million project to build a leafy salad crop farm in Jennings. Cultiva Farms USA is a partnership between an Italian family company, Cultiva, and the largest American producer of fresh-cut vegetables and fruit, Taylor Farms. The location is bringing Italian growing techniques to the US market to increase production of salad crops in the eastern United States.

Hamilton County Development Authority (HCDA) awarded a two-part grant to support the company’s growth, to employ 34 people and the build its cold storage facility. The investment highlights Hamilton County’s multi-million strength in the agriculture industry which currently boasts more than $400 million gross regional product.

“Yesterday’s event showcased both Cultiva Farms incredible facility and its commitment to our community,” said Susan Ramsey, Executive Director of HCDA. “Hamilton County’s agricultural location serves as the perfect location for their growth and success.”

Watch a video of the event.