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Join Mandi Kerr and Andrew Strohm on Wednesday morning’s episode of Moving ^HEMP Forward. Agile is changing the game in the insurance premium finance industry, and they’re doing it by delivering the best possible experience to everyone they encounter. Their convenient and efficient financial services products were designed to make your life easier.…
 
Join Mandi Kerr and Ben Young on Thursday morning’s episode of Moving ^HEMP Forward. Ben is the CEO of FyberX. Prior to founding FyberX, Ben began his career with a decade in investment banking, first with Goldman Sachs in the Public Sector Infrastructure Banking Group and subsequently with FBR Capital Markets focusing on specialty finance and real…
 
Join Mandi Kerr and Franny Tacy on Tuesday morning’s episode of Moving ^HEMP Forward. Franny, CEO of Franny’s Farmacy, called a "Trailblazer" by Fox and a "Pioneer in Hemp" by NBC is the visionary of Franny's Farmacy. With the heart of the business on her farm in Asheville NC, Franny became the 1st female hemp farmer in 2017. Since then, the entrep…
 
Join Mandi Kerr and Rachel Berry on Thursday morning’s episode of Moving ^HEMP Forward. Rachel Berry is the Founder and CEO of the Illinois Hemp Growers Association. She is a first-generation farmer and hemp grower. Rachel serves as Director of Regional Leaders for the US Hemp Building Association and on the BOD for the Illinois Stewardship Allianc…
 
Join Mandi Kerr and Brian Armstrong on Tuesday morning’s episode of Moving ^HEMP Forward. Brian is the Director of Engineering at The Hemp Blockchain. Prior to that, Brian is a former director of Engineering at Element 6Dynamics (Focus: Industrial Hemp Processing) and a Former Chief Engineer at Santa Fe Farms LLC (Focus: Hemp Carbon Manufacturing &…
 
Ted is an international agri-business executive with 30 years of visionary leadership. He currently represents the Canadian hemp industry in the domestic and international markets. He previously managed the establishment of an international Italian Meats production and processing business. Ted represented international livestock and meat sustainabi…
 
Join Mandi Kerr and Eric Hurlock on Wednesday morning’s episode of Moving ^HEMP Forward. Eric is an award-winning agricultural journalist covering the hemp industry in print, online, and on the Lancaster Farming Industrial Hemp Podcast. In 2018, Eric launched the Lancaster Farming Industrial Hemp Podcast, where he tells the story of the emerging he…
 
Join Mandi Kerr and Lucas Evans on Thursday morning’s episode of Moving ^HEMP Forward. Lucas is the CEO of E3 Agriculture. He is an environmental scientist and clean water activist turned industrial hemp baron. He brings a plant-based organic solution to the farm, industry, and consumer. E3 Agriculture is an Advanced Agricultural Solutions company …
 
Hemp feed coalition executive director, Morgan Tweet and North Carolina State University Professor of Equine Nutrition, Dr. Shannon Pratt-Phillips Join to provide updates on the hemp feed coalition and current research on hemp feed for horses. For this morning, we’ll talk about: 1. Current efforts to complete the necessary research for a Hemp for H…
 
Join Mandi Kerr and Cole Gibbs on Wednesday morning’s episode of Moving ^HEMP Forward Cole the founder & CEO of Dama and an innovative entrepreneur, is pioneering the development of sustainable hemp plastic and compliant packaging solutions for a variety of industries. With only nine percent of all plastic recycled worldwide, and the plastic waste …
 
Hector Gerardo, co-founded SEAmarron Farmstead and E&G Community Builders. He built these two businesses with one thing in mind: building people power in BIPOC communities. Hector has dedicated his life to organizing youth, teaching them about power – the power they have individually and as a collective – and the power and potential of their commun…
 
Join Mandi Kerr, Zach and Brittani Taylor on Thursday morning’s episode of Moving ^HEMP Forward. Panhandle Hemp Farms LLC is a family-owned and operated business located in Oklahoma Panhandle. They specialize in Feminized Cherry Blossom CBD seed. Its goal is to provide premium, high-quality hemp seeds to help farmers have the most successful growth…
 
Join Mandi Kerr and Cameron McIntosh on this episode of Moving ^HEMP Forward, Hemp Based Building Materials For Structures. Cameron McIntosh is the owner of Americhanvre Cast Hemp, Industrial Hemp Coalition Coordinator at All Together Now PA Americhanvre Cast Hemp We design, partner, and install hemp-based building materials. Green building and sus…
 
A big thinker, Fred has been dreaming up ideas whether it be for cocktails or climate solutions since before he can remember. Fred’s career started in hospitality, imbuing him with a deep sense of understanding of customer service and entrepreneurship. An award-winning brand ambassador for Hendrick’s Gin, Fred effortlessly directed the execution of…
 
Join Mandi Kerr and Natasha Wallace on this episode of Moving ^HEMP Forward, Hemp Production in Impoverished Rural Communities. Natosha Wallace, MBA has 20 years in Banking Risk Management - building enterprise and global risk management programs in response to regulatory reform. She is educating executives and employees on proactive risk managemen…
 
Join Mandi Kerr, Nathan Murphy and Jack Bouroudjian on Tuesday morning’s episode of Moving ^HEMP Forward. Nathan is the Division Director for Global Smart Commodity Group. Focusing keenly on providing price discovery tools along with track and trace mobile apps to the developing Hemp Fiber and eventually the carbon markets. Nathan is an entrepreneu…
 
Join Mandi Kerr and John Read on Thursday morning’s episode of Moving ^HEMP Forward. John is the CEO and Co-Founder of Whitefield Global. John has spent his career working in agriculture and risk management. In 2018 he started looking into creating a risk management program for industrial hemp growers, and in 2019 co-founded Whitefield. In January …
 
Join Mandi Kerr and Phillip Alberti on Tuesday morning’s episode of Moving ^HEMP Forward. Phillip Alberti (CCA) is a Commercial Agriculture educator with the University of Illinois Extension. Phillip works in commercial crop production, assisting growers and producers by providing resources and consultations for the production of row crops. Phillip…
 
Join Mandi Kerr and Kent Masterson Brown on this episode of Moving ^HEMP Forward, Hemp Fiber Used in the Production. Kent was born and raised in Kentucky. Graduate of Centre College and Washington & Lee University School of Law, Kent practiced law for 46 years in Lexington, Kentucky, and Washington, DC. He wrote seven award-winning books on the Ame…
 
Joy is an internationally renowned hemp industries pioneer and legal expert who has been involved with the hemp movement for over 30 years, and her extraordinary passion is contagious! Among a world-class list of roles, Joy is the Founder and Principal at Hemp Ace International, a consulting and expert witness firm serving the global community; hos…
 
Join Mandi Kerr, Jay Andersen, and David Knapp on Thursday morning’s episode of Moving ^HEMP Forward. Jay & David are co-founders of Ornavera, a Precision Agriculture company that assists growers to improve crop yield, plant quality and resources used. Both Jay & David are seasoned executives with broad and diverse global experience in building and…
 
Join Mandi Kerr and John Read on Thursday morning’s episode of Moving ^HEMP Forward. John is the CEO and Co-Founder of Whitefield Global. John has spent his career working in agriculture and risk management. In 2018 he started looking into creating a risk management program for industrial hemp growers, and in 2019 co-founded Whitefield. In January …
 
Creating a competitive advantage means more than Agile building efficiencies in delivery--it is also about innovative solutions. So how in Agile do we do that? This episode explores how we can coach and foster innovation within Agile. Join Hendrik Esser, Shawna Cullinan, Jörg Pietruszka, Diana Larsen, Ray Arell, April Jefferson, and all the callers…
 
The managers often have trouble adapting to an Agile way of work, but the problem of why this is an issue twenty years after the manifesto may be on us--the Agile coaches. So let's explore ways we can help managers transform from the traditional top-down control mindset to one of servant leadership. Join Hendrik Esser, Shawna Cullinan, Jörg Pietrus…
 
Join Mandi Kerr and Gerard Hosper on this episode of Moving ^HEMP Forward, CANN Hemp Harvest Machinery. In 2013 HempFlax came to GroeNoord with the request to develop together a special hemp harvester based on a John Deere combine. This led to the DoubleCut as we know it today. Gerard joined the team as project manager and had worked on further imp…
 
Join Mandi Kerr and Mark Reinders on this episode of Moving ^HEMP Forward, Pioneering The Hemp Industry. Mark is the CEO of the HempFlax group of companies. He is one of the most creative, practical, and experienced professionals in the field of European hemp. Mark tirelessly researches, implements, and promotes both environmentally responsible and…
 
Join Mandi Kerr and Heather Rubiales on this episode of Moving ^HEMP Forward, Plastic Pollution in the Canna and Hemp Industry. Heather is the founder of Heathers Hemp Alternatives. She’s also an environmental activist who has been in the Cannabis industry since 2009. Her passion for Mother Earth and reducing the industry's plastic footprint is wha…
 
Join Mandi Kerr and Shripat Jagirdar on this episode of Moving ^HEMP Forward, Hemp used as Sustainable Fabric. Shripat is 31 years old from Mumbai, India. He joined his father in the textile business in 2014 and realized the need for a sustainable alternative to the most extensively used Polyesters amongst other fabrics. While finding an alternativ…
 
Join Mandi Kerr and Samuel Liegel on this episode of Moving ^HEMP Forward, Future Path And Difficulties of Hemp Fiber Start-Ups. Sam manages the selection of genetics, the greenhouse, agronomy, cultivation, and the harvest processing division of Driftless Extracts. Complimentary, he oversees the dry processing facility with a focus on procurement, …
 
Join Mandi Kerr and Jamie Bartley on this episode of Moving ^HEMP Forward, Decarbonization with Hemp. Jamie is leading the way in the utilization of Hemp to decarbonize the agricultural, construction, and energy sectors in the UK. Having been elected as Chair of the Cannabis Industry Council's Hemp subgroup, Jamie is working in collaboration with s…
 
Join Mandi Kerr and Josh Hendrix on Tuesday morning’s episode of Moving ^HEMP Forward. A Kentucky native, Josh Hendrix relocated back to the Bluegrass state in 2014 on a mission to help build the US Hemp Industry from the ground up. In 2015, he launched Hendrix Hemp, a licensed hemp producer that successfully managed cultivation and research for U.…
 
Join Mandi Kerr and Dion Lefebvre on this episode of Moving ^HEMP Forward, Innovations and Solutions of Hempcrete Construction. Dion is the founder of 8th Fire Innovation and Divita Hemp Block. He has been in the hempcrete building for almost a decade, He designed and built the first hempcrete home in Alberta, Canada, and the first mobile hempcrete…
 
Every Agile coach is faced with a team that says they are too busy to improve. You’re frustrated. You see the improvements you want and know the team is capable of more. But when it comes down to it, they don’t want to put in the work. In this episode, we explore ways to help teams move past the too-busy roadblock with ways to help them move forwar…
 
As we perhaps get past Covid, how and what will we learn this year? Are you planning to attend in-person events? What about online events and e-learning? In this episode, we explore how members of the ACN plan to learn this year and ways to improve how we do events moving forward. Join Hendrik Esser, Shawna Cullinan, Jörg Pietruszka, Diana Larsen, …
 
Join Mandi Kerr and Ray Kaderli on this episode of Moving ^HEMP Forward. Ray Kaderli is the founder of two companies active in building homes utilizing hemp as a primary building material. The first company is Hemp Build Network LLC –(www.hempbuildnetwork.com). The focus of the company is to make building with hemp possible. Many people have learne…
 
How can so many teams not be thriving with Agile, when there are so many people certified as scrum masters, product owners, and coaches? In this episode, we explore some of the reasons why teams are not thriving even after certification and look at ways of how we can improve the situation. Join Hendrik Esser, Shawna Cullinan, Jörg Pietruszka, Diana…
 
Join Mandi Kerr and Jeff Greene on this episode of Moving ^HEMP Forward. Jeff Greene started in hemp as a lobbyist legalizing hemp research and commercialization in Florida. In 2018, founded The Florida Hemp Council, one of the largest 501c6 trade associations for hemp in the country. And in 2020 founded Greene’s Reserve Hemp Snuff and converted a …
 
Join Mandi Kerr and Vincent James on this episode of Moving ^HEMP Forward! Vincent James is the Chief Technology Officer for Community BioRefineries LLC and Director its division, Hemp-BioRefineries. Mr. James's background is in Zymology, "the workings of fermentation," an applied science that studies the biochemical process of fermentation. The fi…
 
Dan O’Bryan is the lead researcher of Roco Plants and works directly with the assembly to help create a fair law for cannabis. He lives in Costa Rica chasing the dream of being able to help people feel better, live better lives, and become better people. He wants to share the positive benefits from growing and using cannabis as he has seen first-ha…
 
Welcome to the New Year! In this special episode of the ACN, we talk with members of the Supporting Agile Adoption Initiative about their unique perspective on hybrid work trends with companies. Plus, what the data tells us about the effectiveness of hybrid work, work-life balance, and other advice to help make this way of work successful in your b…
 
Join Mandi Kerr and Cree Crawford, on this episode of Moving ^HEMP Forward. Cree is President and Co-Founder at Ionization Labs. The leading chemical data platform company, providing an unprecedented level of chemical data across multiple industries, with operational efficiencies proven in the legal cannabis space. Cree is also a Senior Operations …
 
In this episode, we talk about whether companies where Agile transformations go wrong, and we talk about ways to create the right environment for it to succeed. We also explore how to use metrics in measuring an Agile transformation. Join Hendrik Esser, Shawna Cullinan, Jörg Pietruszka, Diana Larsen, Ray Arell, and all the callers to the monthly li…
 
Join Mandi Kerr and Tyler Mark, on thus episode of Moving ^HEMP Forward. Tyler Mark is an associate professor of production economics in the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Kentucky, United States. His applied research interests include hemp economics, broadband availability in rural areas, precision agriculture, and preci…
 
Join Mandi Kerr and Gary Evans, CEO of Generation Hemp Inc. in this episode of Moving ^HEMP Forward. Gary C. Evans is a serial entrepreneur. He presently serves as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Generation Hemp Inc. (GENH), a publicly held hemp company that currently trades on the OTCQB with approximately $100Million market ca…
 
Join Mandi Kerr and Keith Butler, CEO of OP Innovates on this episode of Moving ^HEMP Forward. Keith is a native of Washington DC and a 40-year industry veteran who has been working with hemp since 1979. He has formulated some of the most effective products available including the patent-pending natural methods of water solubility and bioavailabili…
 
Join Mandi Kerr and Linda Royal, on this episode of Moving ^HEMP Forward. Linda Royal, Filmmaker: Linda has directed, produced, and edited documentary films including “Love Lived on Death Row.” “STRAWS” and “Bringing It Home” a 2013 award-winning documentary about industrial hemp she co-directed with cinematographer Blaire Johnson. Her films have r…
 
Join Mandi Kerr and Curtis Shuck, in this episode of Moving ^HEMP Forward. Curtis is the Chairman of the Well Done Foundation. Its vision came together during the Summer of 2019 after visiting the legacy Kevin-Sunburst Oilfield in Northern Montana and seeing firsthand the impacts of Orphan and Abandoned Oil & Gas Wells on the industry, communities,…
 
Join Mandi Kerr and Beau Whitney, Chief Economics of Whitney Economics on Thursday morning’s episode of Moving ^HEMP Forward. Beau Whitney is the founder and Chief Economist at Whitney Economics, a global leader in cannabis and hemp business consulting, data, and economic research. Whitney Economics is based in Portland, Oregon. Beau has provided p…
 
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