Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello Nevares to Attend Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of Fusion Farms Facility

May 18 00:24 2019
MAYAGUEZ, Puerto Rico – The husband-and-wife team behind Fusion Farms, a hurricane-protected aquaponics farming initiative, are finally celebrating a hard-earned success. This Tuesday, May 21st 2019, Kendell Lang and Lisa Jander together with the island of Puerto Rico will be celebrating the ribbon cutting ceremony at their pilot facility in Mayagüez, and Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló Nevares will be attending.
 
 
Since their first visit to the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico several years ago, Kendell and Lisa dreamed about moving there to establish a sustainable agricultural initiative that would contribute to the island’s recovery from financial insolvency and hurricane damage. 
 
In 2018, they made the move from San Diego, California and after more than a year of hard toil against the monumental tasks of fund-raising, interpreting government grants and incentives, and completing bank applications, they managed to secure the first Fusion Farms facility in Mayagüez, a municipality in western Puerto Rico.  With the help of #PRIDCO, #USDA and the Department of Agriculture, to name a few, Fusion Farms is well on the way to pioneering a sustainable indoor agriculture model for the island.
 
 
The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
 
The ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, May 21st 2019 at 1:30 PM where community members will be able to see the vision for the indoor farm.
 
“We are pleased to announce that Governor Ricardo Rosselló Nevares is scheduled to come to the Fusion Farms facility in Mayagüez,” says CEO and co-founder Kendell Lang. “He will be doing a site visit, tour of the building, presentation, and ribbon cutting ceremony to officially welcome Fusion Farms to Puerto Rico. Fusion Farms is proud to be at the forefront of what the Department of Economic Development is incentivizing for innovative agriculture solutions, specifically our hurricane-protected aquaponic vertical farm.”
 
Also in attendance will be the Secretary of the Department of Economic Development and Commerce, who will be discussing their delivery of $9 million USD to the Programa de Hidroponicos (Program of Hydroponics) and Pymes Innovadoras (Innovative Small to Medium Enterprises) in an effort to advance the agriculture sector of Puerto Rico.
 
“Fusion Farms is excited to create jobs and work with the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, Department of Agriculture. By working together, we can address the needs of the community and begin to establish food security for the island. The current incentives offered to all farmers are making it possible for agriculture to thrive,” says Lisa Jander, co-founder and Director of Operations of Fusion Farms.
 
“We are incredibly grateful for this opportunity and look forward to welcoming everyone to our ribbon cutting ceremony!” 
 
To attend, please visit the Facebook Event page, click “Number of Spots”, and then “Reserve” to secure a spot at this ground-breaking ceremony.
 
 
About Fusion Farms
 
Cultivando buena comida para buenas personas / Growing good food for good people
 
Fusion Farms is the first indoor aquaponic farm of its kind on the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico. The concept seeks to transform the unused Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company (PRIDCO) buildings that are scattered across the island into hurricane-protected, vertical #aquaponic farms. Within this contained and controlled environment, vegetables, micro-greens, and herbs can be grown and supplied to the island, greatly reducing its dependence on imported fresh produce. Furthermore, Fusion Farms will be able to supply a fresh, #sustainable source of fish protein, since Tilapia are an essential component of aquaculture.
 
For more information about Fusion Farms and to become an investor in this opportunity, go to www.fusionfarmspr.com 

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