The Hemp Entrepreneur Podcast

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

Episode 066 Ag Processing Solutions - Chad York

September 14th, 2020

Do you have a processing problem?  Do you wish there was an easier and more affordable way to get hemp raw material separated?  This week we talk with Chad York of Ag Processing Solutions, an innovative engineering firm solving problems for hemp processing based in Montana.  We discuss why they got into hemp and what solutions they're offering farmers.

Resources:

https://www.agprocessingsolutions.com/

www.hempcreteweek.com

www.ketsamusic.com

EPISODE 065 - PAUL & MIKE HARNEY - HEMP DIVISION

July 6th, 2020

There's an art to blending tea.  With over 30 years of experience at Harney and Sons Teas, brothers Paul and Mike have launched a new company that focuses on hemp tea.  It's called Hemp Division.  We discuss flavor profile, the art of blending and what it's like being a first time hemp farmer.  Please like, share and subscribe to the Hemp Entrepreneur Podcast to hear more stories from entrepreneurs making businesses in hemp.

Resources:

https://thehempdivision.com

https://www.harney.com

www.ketsamusic.com

EPISODE 064 JULIE LERNER - PANXCHANGE

June 4th, 2020

This week we have a conversation with Julie Lerner, Founder and CEO of PanXchange, a trading platform for physical commodities including hemp.  We discuss how benchmarks are created, where the CBD market is going, and how to stay current with market prices. As always please like, share and subscribe to The Hemp Entrepreneur Podcast to stay informed on people making businesses in hemp.

Resources:

https://panxchange.com

EPISODE 063 MARGENT FARM - STEVE BARRON

May 23rd, 2020

This week we have a conversation with Steve Barron, owner of Margent Farm an innovative enterprise that is comprised of a research and development facility and space for collaboration and education.  We will discuss his project, Flat House that was made from the hemp in his field and his new product - hemp fiber corrugated panels.  We discuss his experience over the last four years growing hemp, creating products and what it's like to live in his new hemp home.  We also discuss how his career as a filmmaker and director has influenced how he has approached his new business. 

Resources:

https://www.margentfarm.com

www.ketsamusic.com

EPISODE 062 MELANY & FREYA DOBSON - TREATY & HUDSON HEMP

May 14th, 2020

Building a brand is about creating a story and both Freya & Melany Dobson, founders of Treaty - a premiere CBD company - have cultivated one from their own experiences in the Emerald Triangle and their backyard at Hudson Hemp.  We discuss why Treaty is unique, their use of regenerative agriculture and native medicinals and what their process was in building their brand.  Please like, share and subscribe to the Hemp Entrepreneur Podcast and check out Treaty and Hudson Hemp with the links provided below.

Resources:

https://www.hudsonhemp.com

https://ourtreaty.com

www.ketsamusic.com

EPISODE 061 JOE KALINOSKY - BUNKER HILL BREWERY

May 2nd, 2020

Beer is one of the oldest beverages in the world.  Brewers have experimented with a lot of different ingredients.  This week we have a conversation with Joe Kalinosky, a master home brewer and beer judge to find out what it's like using hemp in beer.  So sit back, listen and enjoy a brew.

 

EPISODE 060 HENRY VALLES - USHBA & REALTY AUSTIN

April 24th, 2020

Henry Valles is a real estate agent in one of the nation's hottest markets; Austin, Texas.  He represents a wave of entry into the industrial hemp industry of professionals from outside the typical hemp and cannabis enthusiast.  

Henry shares with us his journey into industrial hemp, beginning with his founding of the Texas chapter of the Hemp Industries Association.  Through this experience, he became passionate about building with hemp and helped to found the US Hemp Building Association, a new organization for the furthering of hemp building materials and hemp building advocacy here in the United States.  

Valles is leading the charge for the USHBA's regional leadership program, due to roll out early next month with a digital webinar to introduce the program and the area leaders in your area.  They will also have a pair of guest speakers from the Parsons Healthy Materials Lab, Jonsara Ruth and Allison Mears, to present their case for Healthy Building materials like hemp.

Resources:

https://healthymaterialslab.org

https://www.realtyaustin.com

https://www.ushba.org

https://nocohempexpo.com

www.ketsamusic.com

 

EPISODE 059 JOSH LIEDECKER - SUSQUEHANNA MILLS

April 15th, 2020

Local, sustainable, AWESOME!  That's the tag line of our next guest Josh Liedecker of Susquehanna Mills a manufacturer of cooking oil.  He started with Canola and Sunflower and has been producing hemp oil for the last several years.  In fact he was the first person to grow hemp in Pennsylvania.  Growing hemp for grain can be challenging, but Josh offers up some great insight for those that are thinking of jumping into the hemp grain market.  As always, please like, share and subscribe to The Hemp Entrepreneur Podcast to hear from more entrepreneurs in the hemp industry.

Resources: 

https://susquehannamills.com

www.ketsamusic.com

EPISODE 058 IONUT RUS - DE IONESCU

April 11th, 2020

Transylvania may be known for beautiful forests, vampires and Dracula, but De Ionescu has just added the hemp suit.  We have a conversation with Ionut Rus about his company and how they've come to create what may be the most organic and sustainably made suit in the world.  You'll learn about his journey, why hemp is great for suits and what makes Romania the perfect place to create such a product.  Please, like share and subscribe to the Hemp Entrepreneur Podcast.

Resources:

https://deionescu.com

www.ketsamusic.com

EPISODE 057 CORBETT HEFNER - FORMATION AG

April 11th, 2020

There are some new hemp decorticators out there for the emerging hemp fiber market.  Corbett Hefner, Vice President of Formation Ag discusses their new Fiber Track 660 and Genesis, two machines for the hemp fiber market.  We discuss how they started manufacturing hemp processing equipment, where the industry is headed and what he's learned over the last 5 years of development.  Please like, share and subscribe to the Hemp Entrepreneur Podcast to hear from more hemp entrepreneurs. 

Resources:

https://formation-ag.com

www.ketsamusic.com

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