The state is investing a lot of green — $3 million in financing — to get an indoor agriculture venture off the ground in Suffield.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Friday that Four Seasons Farm LLC, the project for which the state is providing financing, is expected to create 40 new jobs over the next two years. The money from the state Department of Economic and Community Development will be used to purchase equipment and machinery for the 10-acre indoor farm, which initially will grow millions of pounds tomatoes
Although the farm will be located in northern Connecticut, one of the partners in the project is a well-known New Haven County farmer
Joe Geremia, who runs seven acres of greenhouses in Wallingford, is one of three partners in the project. The other two partners are Henry Froese, a pioneer and expert in the building of greenhouse operations, and Herbert Soroca, chief executive officer of Stamford-based North Cove Capital Advisors, which works with emerging growth companies.
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Rod is in New Zealand - and reported by the Nelson Mail: One of the country's finest runners was a welcome visitor in the country this week, helping some young runners make metres towards good health.
Nelson-born Olympian and New York City Marathon winner Rod Dixon visited Mahana School on Monday to encourage the next generation of winners as part of the Kidsmarathon programme he established in 2005.
Following a motto of "finishing is winning, winning is finishing", participants take part in regular running or walking sessions until the full 42.2km distance is completed.
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