Johnson County solar farm project is pitting neighbor against neighbor

Johnson County solar farm

Frank Gieringer walks between rows of apple trees where his customers can pick their own fruit. Gieringer lives near the border of where NextEra Energy Resources wants to build a 2,000-acre solar farm. Photo credit Carlos Moreno/KCUR 89.3.

By Carlos Moreno 

Frank Gieringer rides a flatbed trailer toward rows of apple trees loaded with Galas, Crimson Crisps and other varieties, ready for the picking.