“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”Albert Einstein
Today, I make my first blog post ever. My name is Tina Jones. If you would have told me one year ago that our family farm would incorporate hemp into the products we grow, I am not sure I would have believed it. Could we possibly be growing the next Golden Leaf? Would we get rich in a year? Should we jump in on the band wagon? Those were the questions I asked myself as my sons, Derek and Bill, along with my husband Edward were bouncing the idea around.
Our farm is in North Carolina so the first step was to submit an application for a license to the Industrial Hemp Commission. The application would include the amount that we intended to grow and where it was going to be grown. We then had to wait for the commission to meet and approve our license. The license was approved!! We had to pay the fees associated with the license and we were ready to begin. I will not lie, we were very excited!! A family of farmers would certainly be excited about a new crop.
Next, the growing process begins. This is were I step out!! I have been known to literally kill a half of greenhouse full of plants. Luckily, everyone else in the family has a green thumb. With plants and guidance from a veteran hemp grower, the adventure began. Stay tuned to hear about last years adventures.