The Hemp Entrepreneur Podcast

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

Episode 049 Erica Halverson - Tiny e Paper Company

January 19th, 2020

If you look around you there's probably some sort of paper product within an arm's reach.  Most of it is produced from trees and the paper mills that make it aren't that great for the environment.  But hemp could change all of that.  

On this week of The Hemp Entrepreneur Podcast we have a conversation with Erica Halverson of Tiny e Paper Company to discuss making hemp paper on a commercial scale and why it's not just a better quality paper, but it can also be produced without harmful chemicals and ultimately save millions of trees.  As always please like, share and subscribe to The Hemp Entrepreneur Podcast to hear from more hemp entrepreneurs making waves in the hemp industry.

Resources:

https://tinyepaper.com

www.ketsamusic.com

Episode 048 Year In Review - Riley Cote - BodyChek Wellnes

January 1st, 2020

On this episode of The Hemp Entrepreneur Podcast we catch up with Riley Cote of BodyChek Wellness and The Hemp Heals Foundation.  As a former professional hockey player for the Philadephia Flyers, Riley has been a huge advocate for cannabis in high contact sports after seeing the positive impacts it has had on his own life.  It's been a busy year for him. He discusses his new media company and a new partnership with a Pennsylvania university.  Please like, share and subscribe to The Hemp Entrepreneur Podcast and stay tuned for new episodes in 2020!

Resources:

https://www.bodychekwellness.com

https://hemphealsfoundation.com

www.ketsamusic.com

Episode 047 Year In Review - Don McLaughlin - Pure Power

December 29th, 2019

On this episode of The Hemp Entrepreneur Podcast we follow up with Don McLaughlin of Pure Power, a leading Colorado based hemp extract and botanical company that believes in providing the best product possible.  Through an adherence to regenerative organic agriculture and performance, Pure Power has become the go to brand for high endurance athletes. Tune in to see where they're headed in 2020. As always please like, share and subscribe to The Hemp Entrepreneur Podcast!

Resources:

https://livepurepower.com/

www.ketsamusic.com

www.hempocator.com 

Episode 046 Year In Review - Allan Gandelman - Head and Heal/NY Hemp Oil

December 29th, 2019

We interviewed Allan Gandelman early last year and were really impressed by his story. He was a former schoolteacher turned organic vegetable farmer and is now in his second year of hemp farming. He has two vertically integrated businesses and is president of the New York Cannabis Growers and Processors Association.  We're not sure how he finds time to do everything he does, but 2019 has been a banner year for him and he's excited for 2020. Today we discuss what he's learned and how he's innovated to streamline his production, how the landscape is changing in New York State and how it will have a positive impact on consumers. If you haven't already done so please check him out in Episode 002 and the links below.  As always, please like, share and subscribe to The Hemp Entrepreneur Podcast and don't hesitate to get in touch with us if you'd like to be feature on our next episode!

Resources:

http://www.newyorkhempoil.com

https://headandheal.com

https://nycgpa.org

www.hempocator.com

www.ketsamusic.com

Episode 045 Year In Review - Tara Valentine - Rodale Institute

December 28th, 2019

Rodale Institute is a leader in organic and regenerative organic agriculture.  That research has extended into hemp and has become an invaluable source for farmers.  Rodale's hemp specialist, Tara Valentine is focused exclusively on hemp research so we checked in with her to see what she's learned in this year's trials, and we discuss her plans for research in 2020.  As always please like, share and subscribe to The Hemp Entrepreneur Podcast!

Resources:

https://rodaleinstitute.org 

www.ketsamusic.com

Episode 044 Year In Review - Lawrence Serbin - Hemp Traders/Canna Grove

December 28th, 2019

It's been a great year for The Hemp Entrepreneur Podcast.  We've met a lot of interesting people in the hemp space and we've learned a lot.  So we've spent the last few weeks checking in on many of our guests to see what they've been up to this past year.  This week sit down with Lawrence Serbin (Episode 001) of Hemp Traders and Canna Grove to see how production of his hemp board is doing and how those Chinese tariffs have affected business for Hemp Traders.  As always please like, share and subscribe to The Hemp Entrepreneur Podcast and don't hesitate to reach out to be our next guest!

Resources:

https://www.hemptraders.com

https://www.hempocator.com

www.ketsamusic.com

Episode 043 Ben Davies - Wildfox Farm & Wildfox Provisions

December 9th, 2019

There is a growing push towards farming under regenerative organic principles, and it's becoming more important in the hemp space especially for products that are to be consumed.  Our guest, Ben Davies of Wildfox Provisions has been dedicated to farming organically for many years and has already grown hemp for the last two years.  His line of premium products range from tinctures and flower to hemp tea. They are available now and if you happen to be in Philadelphia stop by the Christmas market.  He's there.  

We learn more about his 2019 growing season, some new products and why it's important to understand your local supply chain and market if you want to be a successful hemp farmer and producer. And as always like, share and subscribe to the Hemp Entrepreneur Podcast.  We are your weekly dose of hemp industry enlightenment.

Resources:

https://www.wildfoxprovisions.com

https://www.wildfoxfarm.com

www.ketsamusic.com

Episode 042 Tom Rossmassler - Hempstone

December 3rd, 2019

This week we have a conversation with Tom Rossmassler, CEO of Hempstone LLC, a hemp building material supplier and leader in natural building methods.  Located in Massachusetts, he’s hosting educational workshops and conducting research at the University of Massachusetts to see how different materials will impact performance.  As always, please like, share and subscribe to the Hemp Entrepreneur Podcast to hear about more entrepreneurs in the hemp space!

Resources:

https://www.hempstone.net

www.ketsamusic.com

Episode 041 Luka Fajs - Eclipse Diagnostics

December 1st, 2019

If you're growing hemp, testing it is just part of doing business.  It can be expensive, time consuming and sometimes render inconsistent results. But Imagine if testing could be done on site and in the field in about 5 minutes.  Well this week we sit down with Luka Fajs, CEO of Eclipse Diagnostics to discuss their new testing tool that could make it easier for all farmers to test their hemp crop.  It's small, easy to use and affordable.   

As a PhD in microbiology, Luka brings expertise to an industry that is growing fast and is looking to bring his new tool to market in 2020.  As always please like, share and subscribe to the Hemp Entrepreneur Podcast!

Resources:

https://www.startengine.com/eclipsedx

http://www.eclipsedx.com/old-home

www.ketsamusic.com 

www.hempocator.com

Episode 040 Taimour Azhar - The Hempville

November 24th, 2019

This week we talk with Taimour Azhar, an ambitious hemp processor in North Carolina.  Trained as an electrical engineer and having extensive experience in large scale manufacturing, Taimour is well suited to become a leader in decortication and wants to share his knowledge so the industry can continue to grow.

It's never easy being early in an industry still in its infancy, but he's starting to hit his stride this year and hopes to grow his production to over 2500 acres.  He offers hemp fiber, hurd and micro fiber for the American market and demand seems to be insatiable.  

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

Resources:

https://thehempville.com/

www.ketsamusic.com