Kentucky Fresh Harvest, LLC is the Lincoln County “project company” owned by Kentucky Hi Tech Greenhouses LLC and private investors from the area. Haim Oz, a 3rd generation Israeli farmer with decades of experience as the Founder and CEO of Oz Agribusiness Projects and Investments, LTD, is a partner in and CEO of Kentucky Fresh Harvest, LLC and his global agribusiness company, OAPI, has been appointed as the exclusive manager and operator of the construction phase as well as the operation of the facility going forward. Curt Meltzer, also a partner, has been appointed Chief Operating Officer of Kentucky Fresh Harvest, LLC.
With OAPI’s technological prowess and decades of agricultural experience on our side, once construction is complete Kentucky Fresh Harvest will be in operation year round - annually producing between 3 and 4 million pounds of cherry tomatoes for sale on the national wholesale market.
With the full support of Stanford and Lincoln County's officials, State support in the form tax incentives, and additional funding provided by CoBank and Farm Midland Credit Union, Kentucky Fresh Harvest is ready to bring Kentucky into the next generation of agriculture.
Oz Agribusiness Projects & Investments Ltd. (OAPI) is an Israel based integration company, specializing in projects for agriculture including greenhouses, packing houses, poultry and dairy farms. We enable our customers to plan and establish ambitious projects, implementing a multitude of technologies that are tailored to specific needs and conditions, as per locale.
Over the years of its existence, OAPI has accumulated vast experience in the construction of farms for various purposes, post-harvest processes, marketing and shipping. At present, our technology and infrastructure may be found anywhere on the globe, from Abu Dhabi's scorching desert face to the snowy reaches of Kazakhstan, from icy Russia to tropical Guatemala. Our aim is to facilitate the production, storage and delivery of quality food, meeting the rising global demand as it unfolds.
OAPI also provides consultancy services (incl. training programs) to companies and farms around the world – improving quality and quantity, organizational efficacy and the marketing of produce. The company's compliance with Israeli and international standards allows for world-class quality assurance systems and customer service, garnering international acclaim.
True to our heritage, OAPI also owns and operates ranches in México, Sri Lanka and Panama – growing and marketing some of the world's finest produce.
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