Times are very busy in hemp industry circles these days, particularly in Florida where companies and investor groups are positioning themselves for what many see as a viable new agricultural crop alternative for Florida farmers.
We finally caught up with a very busy David Hasenauer in recent days. Hasenauer is president of the new Hemp Industries Association of Florida (HIAF), a state trade association affiliated with a similar national organization. He is also CEO of Green Point Research, a hemp industry business already in operation in South America and other locations in the hemisphere. Green Point Research has set up a new home office in Fort Lauderdale, and HIAF recently opened an office in downtown Tallahassee near the Capitol.
Spending time listening to this half-hour interview with Hasenauer, linked below, will offer a lot of information about hemp. As the HIAF kicks off its road tour of informational meetings in several locations around the state in the coming weeks, organizers hope to plant the seed of factual understanding while debunking many of the myths surrounding a plant they say has been misunderstood for many decades.
The first road tour meeting takes place this week in Pompano Beach; see the meeting schedule below:
- Aug. 22 Bailey Contemporary Arts Center located at 41 NE 1st St., Pompano Beach, FL 33060
- Aug. 29 Jasper, Florida
- Sept. 3 Gainesville, Florida
- Sep. 12 Clermont, Florida
- Sept. 19 Tallahassee, Florida
Find more about the hemp road tour and HIAF at https://www.hiafl.org/.