(Charlotte, N.C.) Today, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will travel to Charlotte, N.C., to visit Metrolina Greenhouses, a family-owned plant services company that’s innovating sustainable practices as the largest single-site heated greenhouse in the United States. Secretary Vilsack will tour the facilities, including a wood boiler system that was developed with assistance from USDA Rural Development through the Rural Energy for America Program.
Following his tour, Secretary Vilsack will hold a press availability to highlight the work of companies like Metrolina to build a thriving, bio-based economy that will create more jobs here at home, as well as USDA’s support for businesses and communities to further utilize sustainable energy sources.
Monday, June 25, 2012
1:45 p.m. EDT
WHAT: Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will tour Metrolina Greenhouses to highlight the economic potential of the bio-based economy followed by a press availability.
**The tour will be a b-roll opportunity.
WHERE: Metrolina Greenhouses
16400 Huntersville Concord Road