Clay Powell and his household just lately completed their second 12 months as hemp farmers. His small family-owned enterprise, referred to as Experimental Farms CBD, grows about 1,500 crops a 12 months in Philpot.
Powell mentioned yearly the variety of crops goes down, however the high quality goes up.
Powell, who’s a Daviess County native, acquired began rising hemp after making a cellphone name to Paul Glover, proprietor of Mile Marker 5 CBD. He invited Powell out to his farm, and that’s how it began.
“I’ve purchased my crops from him each years,” he mentioned. “He has actually helped me on this trade. We (Powell’s household) have realized loads over the previous two years.”
Powell mentioned he’s not afraid of arduous work.
“I knew a bit bit about farming and gardening, however not a lot,” he mentioned. “Its been a studying expertise, from tractors, genetics, cowl crops, soil exams, dryings rooms, an excessive amount of rain, humidity, worms, blight and mildew. I nonetheless find it irresistible although. I imagine in each a part of this plant.”
Powell grows hemp for CBD trichome manufacturing.
“It’s natural, no pesticides and no herbicides,” he mentioned. “We develop utilizing natural practices, and our hemp and our product are all examined by KDA and a third-party lab out of Lexington. Our merchandise are full-spectrum, which means they comprise a really small quantity of THC.”
All of Powell’s merchandise are created from CBD they develop. A few of his merchandise embrace CBD oil, CBD salve, bathtub bombs, bathtub salts, CBD canine oil and a Menthol muscle rub.
Powell mentioned he’s at the moment searching for a neighborhood retailer to hold his merchandise.
“One shelf — that’s all we’re searching for,” he mentioned. “I’ll ship my Owensboro individuals to that shelf. This might assist us a lot.”
Experimental Farms merchandise might be discovered online or on Fb.