This Week on The ‘Lo Down: California Hemp Farming
This week on our webinar, we’re talking California hemp farming. Join us as we sit down to discuss the nuances of farming in the various regions of the Golden State with our panel of industrial hemp farmers: Matt McClain of Buenaventura Coast, Justin Eve of 7 Generations Producers, and HiLo’s own hemp farming expert Kevin Nowell.
Date: April 30, 2020
Time: Noon-1pm PT
Please register using the form on this page, and we will email you the link and details to log on by phone or computer.
What you’ll learn about California Hemp Farming
California continues to boast a rich history of growth when it comes to industrial hemp. Whether your growing hemp for cannabinoids, fiber or grain, you’ll learn:
- Regional differences that impact hemp farming
- Common mistakes (and how to avoid them!)
- The changing landscape of regulations
- Today’s market
About Matt McClain of Buenaventura Coast
Matt McClain is COO of Buenaventura Coast, a California-based company that takes a service-oriented approach when working with producers and farmers. Services include contracted production, feminized seed production, AOSCA certification and quality assurance, contracted smokeable flower runs, project modeling and market forecasting, regenerative organic, multi-crop industrial models (fiber, grain, and hurd), customer relations and sales.
About Justin Eve of 7 Generations Producers
A farmer with expertise in plant science and soil chemistry, as well as the Founder of 7 Generations Producers and Eve Management Co, Justin Eve has spent the past 10+ years in the “Green Tech” industry. Professionally trained in sales Justin started in the green technology space in 2007 in the solar industry during Governor Schwarzenegger’s “Million Roof Solar Program” – a 3.3-Billion-dollar program initiated to jump start green technologies in California. Since then, Justin dove more deeply into agriculture, and more recently has been in development of what he calls “the town of the future” focused on small town 25 miles north of Sacramento, CA by the name of Nicolaus which has 350+ residents spread over 3.5 sq. miles. Justin currently lives on the farm with his wife and two young boys in which they are developing a 155-acre parcel into a cutting edge sustainable farm of the future, to prove a model of how farms can be on an industrial scale.
About Kevin Nowell of HiLo Seed Company
Kevin Nowell is a California-based hemp educator and expert who heads HiLo’s Farmer Relations department. He is a born outdoorsman and Eagle Scout who taught himself to farm certified organic vegetables before turning his attention to hemp. He shares his extensive knowledge throughout the country via online webinars, in-person workshops, hemp conferences, and as a lecturer with Farm Journal’s Hemp College. Kevin works closely with farmers across the country — from counseling folks buying hemp seed for the first time, to troubleshooting with seasoned farmers throughout the growing season and post-harvest. In 2019, he field-farmed Autopilot 1.0 on the Central Coast, hitting a 24:1 ratio.
About The ‘Lo Down
HiLo wants to serve its farmers and the greater hemp community with the latest and best information available, especially during this time of uncertainty. We’re talking to farmers every day, fielding the questions and sharing our best advice, so these ‘Lo Down webinars are designed to do just that online.
Join us every Tuesday and Thursday at lunchtime to hear what we’re hearing, and get your questions answered.