The Hemp Entrepreneur Podcast

Telling stories of the innovators and pioneers creating businesses in hemp in the U.S.

Episode 032 Brad Wenger - New Holland

September 19th, 2019

Every crop is different so constant adjustments need to be made to equipment for a smooth harvest.  New Holland Agriculture has been making farm equipment for 125 years so we decided to see what their experience has been harvesting hemp this year and had an opportunity to do so while they were harvesting a tall hemp and kenaf crop.  Please like, share and subscribe to the Hemp Entrepreneur Podcast to find out more!

Resources:

www.newholland.com

www.ketsamusic.com

www.hempocator.com

Episode 031 Shawna Koch - IEC Thermo

September 12th, 2019

When you think of hemp you may not think of industrial dryers, but they're a key part of hemp production.  Many people hang dry their crop, but as scalability becomes an important edge industrial dryers are the only option.  They dry fast and effectively.  Dryers are used for a wide range of crops, but one company has made a line of dryers specifically for hemp.  This week we have a conversation with Shawna Koch of IEC Thermo to learn more.  Please like, share and subscribe to The Hemp Entrepreneur Podcast to hear more stories about the innovators and pioneers creating businesses in hemp.

Resources:

https://www.iec-thermo.com

www.ketsamusic.com 

Episode 030 Landin Butterfield - Swan Lake Farms

September 6th, 2019

It’s harvest season and it’s important to have a plan of action so this week we sit down with Landin Butterfield of Swan Lake Farms who’s been farming cannabis and hemp for the last 20 years.  He’s growing for flower and biomass this year - two completely different approaches come harvest season.  We discuss what he's learned and what his three pillars of success are for a productive crop.  

Resources:

landin@swanlakefarmsllc.com

www.ketsmusic.com

www.hempocator.com

 

Episode 029 Mattie Mead - Hempitecture

August 26th, 2019

Do you hempcrete?  This week we have a conversation with Mattie Mead of Hempitecture.  He's a key figure in the American hempcrete culture and has been involved in some very exciting hempcrete projects over the last 5 years.  He's organized the first U.S. Hemp Building Summit in Ketchum, Idaho that is bringing together some of the legendary figures from Europe for later this Fall as a platform to learn and exchange.  We discuss all of that and more!

Please like, share, and subscribe to The Hemp Entrepreneur Podcast!  We love to hear back from our listeners about innovators in the industrial hemp space who are making a splash!

Resources:

www.hempitecture.com

@hempitecture

www.ketsamusic.com

 

Episode 028 Ben Droz - The Hemp Guy

August 21st, 2019

This week we have a conversation with a Washington lobbyist, Ben Droz.  He's been at it for 10 years, but is making a pivot this year since the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill.  He's known as 'The Hemp Guy'.  He's passionate and knows a lot about hemp and is offering consulting services, developing a 3D printed bolo tie, contributing editor to Hemp Magazine and is starting a podcast later this year.  

Please like, share, and subscribe to The Hemp Entrepreneur Podcast!  We love to hear back from our listeners about innovators in the industrial hemp space who are making a splash!

Resources:

www.thehempguy.com

@bendroz

@thehempguy

www.ketsamusic.com

 

Episode 027 Eric White - Hemp Farmer and Serial Entrepreneur

August 15th, 2019

On this week of The Hemp Entrepreneur Podcast we have a conversation with Eric White, a hemp farmer and serial entrepreneur, who recently purchased an organic farm in East Stroudsburg, PA to grow hemp.  His life took an interesting turn towards hemp after years operating businesses in Iraq and Syria through a little ancestry search and social media.  Back in the U.S. Eric has big plans for his farm that overlooks the Delaware Water Gap and is nearing his first harvest.  

Please like, share, and subscribe to The Hemp Entrepreneur Podcast!  We love to hear back from our listeners about innovators in the industrial hemp space who are making a splash!

Resources:

@thewildamerican

www.ketsamusic.com

Episode 026 Knock On Hemp - Joseph Fordyce Jr.

August 6th, 2019

On this week of The Hemp Entrepreneur Podcast we have a conversation with Joseph Fordyce Jr. of Knock On Hemp an ambitious mission driven startup that aims to reduce deforestation, sequester carbon, and provide a line of end user products for commercial and consumer use.  He's young, smart and passionate and has surrounded himself with a formidable team to give his company a competitive edge.    

Please like, share, and subscribe to The Hemp Entrepreneur Podcast!  We love to hear back from our listeners about innovators in the industrial hemp space who are making a splash!

Resources:

https://www.knockonhemp.org

knockonhemp@gmail.com

@knockonhemp

www.ketsamusic.com

Episode 025 Adaptavate - Tom Robinson

July 31st, 2019

Often times you may start a construction or renovation project and feel as if there aren't any healthy or sustainable options so you use whatever you've used in the past.  Listen up.  There's about to be a new product available in the near future that could have a huge effect on what materials you choose to use.

On this week of the Hemp Entrepreneur Podcast we have a conversation with Tom Robinson of Adaptavate a leader in developing healthy building materials that can be grown, composted and used to make buildings energy efficient and healthy.  Their product 'Breathaboard' looks to replace drywall using materials like industrial hemp.  Though Adaptavate is based in England they are looking to tap into the North American market.  

As always please like, share and subscribe to the Hemp Entrepreneur Podcast.

Resources:

www.adaptavate.com

www.ketsamusic.com

 

Episode 024 iHemp Revolution Podcast - ‘Coach’ Freddie Cecchini

July 22nd, 2019

Occasionally you come across a person whose spirit and vitality inspire you to become a better person.  As this week’s guest can often be heard saying, his mission is to, "...inspire people to do things that inspire them."  Coach Freddie Cecchini of the iHemp Revolution Podcast stopped by for a few days this week to interview us and see the Hemp House On Wheels, so we took the opportunity to do the same.

Coach Freddie is a larger than life industrial hemp advocate who began an industrial hemp podcast back in 2014 on the heels of the last Obama Farm Bill.  He recognized that the door had been opened and signed on to follow the presidential campaign trail in 2015 with a few others in order to advocate on behalf of industrial hemp.  This journey led Coach to meet many of the players in the industry and provided him with a wealth of content for his show and a broad network of friends across the country.

Since then, Coach Freddie has been traveling the country eight months out of the year in his 1960's Austin Healy on the iHemp Revolution Roadshow.  He promotes the brand of industrial hemp diligently and without pause, whether he’s pumping gas or jamming out on his frottoir! He is also a small business coach (hence the nickname) who promotes mission driven businesses focused on a triple bottom line; planet, people and profit.

Please feel free to share your Coach Freddie stories with us on social media or via email at hempentrepreneurpodcast@gmail.com so we can share them!  Please include your name and what platform you listen the the Hemp Entrepreneur Podcast on most! 

Resources:

https://coachfreddie.com

https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/coach-freddie/ihemp-revolution

www.ketsamusic.com

Episode 023 U.S. Heritage Group - Tai Olson

July 15th, 2019

U.S. Heritage Group has been a leader in hempcrete construction for many years supporting over half of the hempcrete builds in the United States.  This week we have a conversation with Tai Olson to discuss their hempcrete binder, permitting, and many more nuances related to this unique building material.  

Please like, share, and subscribe to The Hemp Entrepreneur Podcast!  We love to hear back from our listeners about innovators in the industrial hemp space who are making a splash!

Resources:

www.usheritagegroup.com

www.ketsamusic.com