Regenerative farmer, leading hemp expert, and bestselling author of Hemp Bound
Doug Fine is a pioneer voice in cannabis/hemp and regenerative farming. In the hemp/cannabis sphere, Doug is a farmer, author and well-regarded researcher and consultant for projects all over the world. He has been a hemp seed development researcher with the University of Hawaii. As such, he participated in the first modern seed development trials in tropical/subtropical environments. The crucial knowledge gained in that project and the team with which he worked can be helpful in Caribbean projects.
He can provide help from soil to market. For instance, he is marketing an Organic farm-to-table hemp product that he grew in Vermont (called Hemp in Hemp). And this year he is teaching a course on Organic Hemp Farming and Marketing at Sterling College’s School of the New American Farmstead.
In addition to his hemp work, Doug is an award-winning culture and climate correspondent on five continents (for NPR, the New York Times, and the Washington Post), and a repeat Conan and Tonight Show guest. Doug is also a solar-powered goat herder and a bestselling author.
His books include Hemp Bound (a must-read for anyone entering the industry), Too High to Fail, Farewell, My Subaru, Not Really An Alaskan Mountain Man, and, most recently, First Legal Harvest, which was printed on hemp paper. Willie Nelson calls Doug’s work “a blueprint for the America of the future.” The Washington Post says, “Fine is a storyteller in the mold of Douglas Adams.” Still, Doug finds helping re-launch humanity’s longest-utilized plant easy compared to homeschooling his (human) kids and outsmarting his (goat) kids.
Doug is a regular on National Public Radio, he has testified before the United Nations on cannabis legalization, and has spoken of the importance of Digital Age Goatherding in a TED Talk. Info: http://dougfine.com/media-appearances/ Instagram/Twitter: @organiccowboy