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Robinson Fresh - a Division of C.H. Robinson

As our exclusive sales and distribution marketer, Robinson Fresh provides key insights into the industry and markets our produce to the nation’s largest retailers. Their diligence and dedication to quality service ensures our product reaches your store as safely and quickly as possible. Thanks to their global distribution network backed by C.H. Robinson, a global leader in logistics, the produce grown at Kentucky Fresh Harvest can be on supermarket shelves in as little as one day after it is picked.

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Jason Akers - Rising Sun Development

Rising Sun Development is never content with yesterday’s achievements, RSD is motivated by a vision of growth for tomorrow. In 1997, Rising Sun was founded by father-son team Jason and Jimmy Akers to fulfill this vision. They began by building post offices. In the decades since, their team has grown to approximately 300. They self-perform challenging projects with pride, and invest in our team and community.


Jim F. Martin - Orbit Gas Transmission

Jim is currently President of Orbit Gas Transmission which is a state-regulated 50-year company operating in western Kentucky engaged in producing, gathering, transmission and sales of natural gas. He is also President of Orbit Gas Storage, a 13-year company engaged in the development of new inter- and intrastate natural gas storage assets. Prior to Orbit, Jim had nearly 25 years’ experience at a major interstate natural gas pipeline company including Facility Planning, Cost & Material Control and ultimately Business Development roles involving the development and optimization of energy related projects ranging from pipeline and storage expansions to potential merger and acquisition analyses. He provided guidance ranging from long-range supply development projects to fast-paced, rapid growth opportunities such as gas-fired power development.