Doug Fine

American Hemp Farmer

Chelsea Green Publishing


Doug Fine is a solar-powered goat herder, comedic investigative journalist, bestselling author, and pioneer voice in regenerative farming (including cannabis/hemp). He has cultivated hemp for food and seed-building in four states and teaches a Sterling College hemp class in Vermont. In addition, he is an award-winning culture and climate correspondent from five continents (for NPR, the New York Times, and the Washington Post, among others). His books include American Hemp Farmer, Hemp Bound, Too High to Fail, Farewell, My Subaru (a Boston Globe Bestseller available in two Chinese dialects), Not Really an Alaskan Mountain Man, and First Legal Harvest (a monograph that 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 an amiable and self-deprecating storyteller in the mold of Douglas Adams.” Find his print and radio work, United Nations testimony, TED Talk, and links to his social media profiles on his website.

Doug will be speaking at the Pennsylvania Fair.


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The Regenerative Hemp Entrepreneur

The return of hemp to worldwide farmers’ arsenals is big news, with the industry expected to cross the billion dollar annual revenue mark in 2020. For the farm-to-table “vertical” farmer/entrepreneur, the goal is to make a strong living while building soil (and therefore sequestering carbon and fighting climate change). The win-win is that regenerative techniques result in the highest-quality craft harvests. This workshop sets up farmers for the best results. And after harvest, there's little to no off-season for the value-added hemp farm/entrepreneur. Learn about marketing hemp in areas far beyond the current CBD gold rush, such as superfood (seed) applications and fiber applications.
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