Meridzo Agribusiness Center

“Possibilities exist for agribusiness that could bring economic growth to eastern Appalachia and improved quality of life to its citizens.” – Chuck Todd, Meridzo Agribusiness Center Director

“With God All Things Are Possible” – Matthew 19:26







We’re currently growing Shiitake mushrooms in an old miners’ bath house. Volunteers are driving the initial effort, but locals are also being employed to provide labor and upkeep.

Our vision is to utilize existing assets & resources.The re-purposing of empty buildings, warehouses, and decommissioned coal mines for use as controlled environment growing centers. Using proven technology, properties would be fashioned to produce a variety of fruits, vegetables, specialty crops and sea food. In addition, reclaimed strip mine land might be used for use in super high density tree crop production, specialty crops and livestock enterprises.

Meridzo Center Agribusiness Center

Volunteers prepare logs to inoculate with mushroom spores.

One of our local managers and first employee harvesting mushrooms!

Shiitake mushrooms growing on our vertical farming prototype.






Our first crop was grown in a re-purposed bath house building in Lynch, Ky.











The unique resources and assets of eastern Kentucky are conducive to development of a vibrant agricultural economy. This is not to suggest that agriculture alone is the answer to all that is to be. However, agriculture – with God’s blessings – can play a tremendous role in the revitalization of regional economic health.

For information contact Chuck Todd at (352) 303-8921 or PO Box 668 Lynch, KY 40855