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Brando Crespi of Santa Fe Farms: “Keep learning and practice “deep listening.””

Keep learning and practice “deep listening.” To change the world, start with understanding the pain and aspirations in your immediate circle and practice daily small acts of kindness As part of my series about what we must do to inspire the next generation about sustainability and the environment, I had the pleasure of interviewing Brando Crespi, […] Thrive Global invites voices from many spheres to share their perspectives on our Community platform. Community stories are not commissioned by our editorial team, and opinions expressed by Community contributors do not reflect the opinions of Thrive Global or its employees. More information on

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Seed2System and Santa Fe Farms Join Forces to Empower Better Health

From Seed2System. Hello hemp community, I’m writing to share the news that Santa Fe Farms has acquired Seed2System, a Colorado-based producer and distributor of high-quality, all natural CBD products. For hemp to reach its full potential in the health and wellbeing category, it is crucial that we simplify and streamline the supply chain, including product development and distribution. The acquisition of Seed2System adds an important pillar in Santa Fe Farms’ growing integrated industrial hemp ecosystem. The acquisition of Seed2System is a key component in our long-term strategy of powering the future of the hemp industry and making best-in-class hemp products available to

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Kimberly Kovacs – Forbes 50 over 50 – Investment

Kovacs serves on the board of The Arcview Group, an equity investing company focused on the cannabis and hemp industries; she was its CEO until 2021. In 2021, at age 54, Kovacs joined the industrial hemp manufacturer Santa Fe Farms as chief strategy officer. The company manufactures hemp into high impact chemical and physical ingredients that can be used for products, including nutrition and health and wellness products. Kovacs is also managing director of Arroyo Ventures, a venture capital and strategic advisory firm focused on female investors and founders. Throughout her career, she has founded six companies, and says she’s

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How Santa Fe Farms is Developing an Industrial Hemp Ecosystem

Santa Fe Farms has its sights set on developing an industrial hemp ecosystem that includes cultivating, manufacturing and combating climate change using regenerative agriculture and by developing hemp-based products and the infrastructure to support them. August 11, 2021 by Jodi Helmer When the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (the 2018 Farm Bill) passed, serial entrepreneur Steven Gluckstern knew hemp would be a hot commodity. Gluckstern purchased a 250-acre farm in Estancia, N.M., and, soon after, purchased a second 270-acre farm in nearby Moriarty, N.M., and started Santa Fe Farms. Although the initial plan was to grow hemp for cannabidiol (CBD), Gluckstern knew

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Stuart Cowan, Santa Fe Farms’ new hire, aims to bring ‘regenerative’ business practices to New Mexico hemp company

Santa Fe Farms president of advanced carbons division and chief science officer Stuart Cowan By Collin Krabbe  –  Technology reporter, Albuquerque Business First Jul 20, 2021 New Mexico hemp company Santa Fe Farms plans to expand the types of services it offers, and is seeking to use plant waste the restore carbon in the earth. To help do so, it recently brought on Stuart Cowan as president of advanced carbons division and chief science officer. Cowan brings experience as general partner of a professional services firm that applies complex living systems models and frameworks to regenerate communities, ecosystems, and organizations. He also brings financial experience

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Hemp could benefit from a pivot to regenerative agriculture, advocates say

By Laura Drotleff Many farmers rushing in to profit from hemp over the past few years were burned badly. Some recorded massive economic losses because of the learning curve associated with the plant, others because contracts or processors fell through. Still more suffered crop loss, a perennial risk in agriculture. Hemp advocates are looking for ways to convince burned farmers to grow it again, and a focus on hemp’s potential role in regenerative agriculture might be the key. According to the European Industrial Hemp Association, the crop is twice as effective at carbon sequestration as trees and gobbles carbon at a rate of 6 tons

Read More »

Veteran executive joins Santa Fe Farms as its chief strategy officer

Jun 3, 2021 Santa Fe Farms, a New Mexico hemp company, names veteran executive as its chief strategy officer – Albuquerque Business First A New Mexico hemp company has named a veteran executive as its chief strategy officer who will drive future acquisitions, expansion and investment opportunities. Kimberly Kovacs joined Santa Fe Farms this month. Most recently she was CEO and chair of the Arcview Group, a Bay Area-based company that works with companies in the cannabis and hemp industries. Kovacs said the opportunity will allow her to continue efforts to find sustainable solutions to address global carbon reduction and

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Hemp Bricks an Immediate Solution to the Native American Permanent Housing Crisis

April 2, 2021 Imagine having to breath embalming fluid every day just to have a place to live. You could be forgiven for thinking that maybe your country considers you an acceptable loss.  By Clayton Turner, Founder and Chief Visionary, HPLC There are many problems facing Native American Tribes in the United States, healthcare, employment, food security, education, and very importantly permanent housing.   Despite being the longest tenants of the land, they are often left out of participation in the same credit economy as folks not on tribal land due to something called Sovereign Immunity.  In another life I was

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Celebrating Women in Hemp – Business Leaders Edition

by NHA | Mar 29, 2021 | Hemp History, HEMP NEWS, NHA NEWS March is Women’s History Month and The National Hemp Association (NHA) throughout the month is celebrating the women who helped establish the hemp industry and by doing so have made history. This is the last of three installments which focuses on women business leaders. The first edition celebrated women in governments and the second edition focused on industry advocates and educators. The days of companies being led only by men are ending. However there are still significant challenges for business leaders that wear heels. Some challenges are subtle, and others are overt. The most glaring challenge for

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Colorado genetics specialist acquired by New Mexico’s Santa Fe Farms

By HEMPTODAY® On March 11, 2021 Original article: https://hemptoday.net/colorado-genetics-specialist-acquired-by-new-mexicos-santa-fe-farms/ Genetics specialist High Grade Hemp Seed (HG) of Colorado has been acquired by Santa Fe Farms, a New Mexico company that has mapped out a broad-based industrial hemp portfolio. Sante Fe acquires HG’s significant seed inventory of proven hemp varieties, a strong background in R&D of new industrial and hybrid strains, and an established network of U.S. and international customers. HG has distribution in Europe through Swiss Cannabinoid, Stabio, Switzerland. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. HG is a fit, in part, based on Santa Fe’s existing Latin American joint venture with AgribiotecnologÍa de

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Brando Crespi of Santa Fe Farms: “Keep learning and practice “deep listening.””

Keep learning and practice “deep listening.” To change the world, start with understanding the pain and aspirations in your immediate circle and practice daily small acts of kindness As part of my series about what we must do to inspire the next generation about sustainability and the environment, I had the pleasure of interviewing Brando Crespi, […] Thrive Global invites voices from many spheres to share their perspectives on our Community platform. Community stories are not commissioned by our editorial team, and opinions expressed by Community contributors do not reflect the opinions of Thrive Global or its employees. More information on

Read More »

Seed2System and Santa Fe Farms Join Forces to Empower Better Health

From Seed2System. Hello hemp community, I’m writing to share the news that Santa Fe Farms has acquired Seed2System, a Colorado-based producer and distributor of high-quality, all natural CBD products. For hemp to reach its full potential in the health and wellbeing category, it is crucial that we simplify and streamline the supply chain, including product development and distribution. The acquisition of Seed2System adds an important pillar in Santa Fe Farms’ growing integrated industrial hemp ecosystem. The acquisition of Seed2System is a key component in our long-term strategy of powering the future of the hemp industry and making best-in-class hemp products available to

Read More »

Kimberly Kovacs – Forbes 50 over 50 – Investment

Kovacs serves on the board of The Arcview Group, an equity investing company focused on the cannabis and hemp industries; she was its CEO until 2021. In 2021, at age 54, Kovacs joined the industrial hemp manufacturer Santa Fe Farms as chief strategy officer. The company manufactures hemp into high impact chemical and physical ingredients that can be used for products, including nutrition and health and wellness products. Kovacs is also managing director of Arroyo Ventures, a venture capital and strategic advisory firm focused on female investors and founders. Throughout her career, she has founded six companies, and says she’s

Read More »

How Santa Fe Farms is Developing an Industrial Hemp Ecosystem

Santa Fe Farms has its sights set on developing an industrial hemp ecosystem that includes cultivating, manufacturing and combating climate change using regenerative agriculture and by developing hemp-based products and the infrastructure to support them. August 11, 2021 by Jodi Helmer When the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (the 2018 Farm Bill) passed, serial entrepreneur Steven Gluckstern knew hemp would be a hot commodity. Gluckstern purchased a 250-acre farm in Estancia, N.M., and, soon after, purchased a second 270-acre farm in nearby Moriarty, N.M., and started Santa Fe Farms. Although the initial plan was to grow hemp for cannabidiol (CBD), Gluckstern knew

Read More »

Stuart Cowan, Santa Fe Farms’ new hire, aims to bring ‘regenerative’ business practices to New Mexico hemp company

Santa Fe Farms president of advanced carbons division and chief science officer Stuart Cowan By Collin Krabbe  –  Technology reporter, Albuquerque Business First Jul 20, 2021 New Mexico hemp company Santa Fe Farms plans to expand the types of services it offers, and is seeking to use plant waste the restore carbon in the earth. To help do so, it recently brought on Stuart Cowan as president of advanced carbons division and chief science officer. Cowan brings experience as general partner of a professional services firm that applies complex living systems models and frameworks to regenerate communities, ecosystems, and organizations. He also brings financial experience

Read More »

Hemp could benefit from a pivot to regenerative agriculture, advocates say

By Laura Drotleff Many farmers rushing in to profit from hemp over the past few years were burned badly. Some recorded massive economic losses because of the learning curve associated with the plant, others because contracts or processors fell through. Still more suffered crop loss, a perennial risk in agriculture. Hemp advocates are looking for ways to convince burned farmers to grow it again, and a focus on hemp’s potential role in regenerative agriculture might be the key. According to the European Industrial Hemp Association, the crop is twice as effective at carbon sequestration as trees and gobbles carbon at a rate of 6 tons

Read More »

Veteran executive joins Santa Fe Farms as its chief strategy officer

Jun 3, 2021 Santa Fe Farms, a New Mexico hemp company, names veteran executive as its chief strategy officer – Albuquerque Business First A New Mexico hemp company has named a veteran executive as its chief strategy officer who will drive future acquisitions, expansion and investment opportunities. Kimberly Kovacs joined Santa Fe Farms this month. Most recently she was CEO and chair of the Arcview Group, a Bay Area-based company that works with companies in the cannabis and hemp industries. Kovacs said the opportunity will allow her to continue efforts to find sustainable solutions to address global carbon reduction and

Read More »

Hemp Bricks an Immediate Solution to the Native American Permanent Housing Crisis

April 2, 2021 Imagine having to breath embalming fluid every day just to have a place to live. You could be forgiven for thinking that maybe your country considers you an acceptable loss.  By Clayton Turner, Founder and Chief Visionary, HPLC There are many problems facing Native American Tribes in the United States, healthcare, employment, food security, education, and very importantly permanent housing.   Despite being the longest tenants of the land, they are often left out of participation in the same credit economy as folks not on tribal land due to something called Sovereign Immunity.  In another life I was

Read More »

Celebrating Women in Hemp – Business Leaders Edition

by NHA | Mar 29, 2021 | Hemp History, HEMP NEWS, NHA NEWS March is Women’s History Month and The National Hemp Association (NHA) throughout the month is celebrating the women who helped establish the hemp industry and by doing so have made history. This is the last of three installments which focuses on women business leaders. The first edition celebrated women in governments and the second edition focused on industry advocates and educators. The days of companies being led only by men are ending. However there are still significant challenges for business leaders that wear heels. Some challenges are subtle, and others are overt. The most glaring challenge for

Read More »

Colorado genetics specialist acquired by New Mexico’s Santa Fe Farms

By HEMPTODAY® On March 11, 2021 Original article: https://hemptoday.net/colorado-genetics-specialist-acquired-by-new-mexicos-santa-fe-farms/ Genetics specialist High Grade Hemp Seed (HG) of Colorado has been acquired by Santa Fe Farms, a New Mexico company that has mapped out a broad-based industrial hemp portfolio. Sante Fe acquires HG’s significant seed inventory of proven hemp varieties, a strong background in R&D of new industrial and hybrid strains, and an established network of U.S. and international customers. HG has distribution in Europe through Swiss Cannabinoid, Stabio, Switzerland. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. HG is a fit, in part, based on Santa Fe’s existing Latin American joint venture with AgribiotecnologÍa de

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