4 Fungi’s Regenerative to Bring $27 Million in Investment and 50 Jobs to Metter Area

It’s a pretty great time to be working in Candler County. Metter, specifically. 

4 Fungi’s Regenerative, a pioneering controlled environment agriculture and food production company, is planning to build a state-of-the-art greenhouse facility in the area. This is expected to bring more than $27 million in investments as well as create nearly 50 jobs.

“We’re thrilled to be a part of the exciting innovative ag movement that’s being homegrown here in Georgia,” CEO Grant Anderson expressed in an August press release from the Georgia Department of Economic Development. “Our focus is on providing regional food that’s resilient to global market volatility, that nurtures the health of our communities and our soil, and that grows our local economy.”

Anderson and his team at 4 Fungi’s repurpose regional agricultural waste to cultivate mushrooms and transform mushroom byproducts into eco-friendly soil amendments, reducing waste and benefiting the environment.

While this is a recently new venture Anderson will be leading, he’s familiar with having to get down and dirty when it comes to work. The CEO has also led Better Fresh Farms since 2016, a startup dedicated to growing leafy vegetables inside refrigerated shipping containers using hydroponic water systems. But his passion for food through agricultural innovation has been building for years……

Read the rest of this article written by Bradley Mullis of The Creative Coast here. 

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