Friday Book Club: American Hemp Farmer

“American Hemp Farmer: Adventures and Misadventures in the Cannabis Trade” by Doug Fine

The cat is out of the proverbial bag in the sense that the people know without a doubt that the hemp industry is incredibly lucrative and beneficial to humanity for a wide variety of reasons.

What most people don’t get to see is an inside look at the industry through the eyes of veteran on the frontlines of the ever-evolving hemp and cannabis industries. Bonus points to the author for referring to himself as a “Gonzo journalist” as a nod to HST.

Let’s take a peek into the world of “American Hemp Farmer” and see what author Doug Fine has to say about growing hemp, regenerative farming, and the hemp industry as a whole.

 

-Topic Focus-

This book takes a dive into the world of growing hemp, the industry surrounding it, and one journalist’s perspective from seed to flower, so to speak.

Here you will find awesome information on growing hemp, what kind of potential gear malfunctions to expect, information about genetics, and so much more.

The author also does a very adept job at painting a picture of a potential future where regenerative farming and hemp use contribute greatly to adding value to human lives while also being kinder to the planet.

-About the Author-

Doug Fine has an interesting mix of background experiences ranging from winning awards as a culture and climate correspondent for organizations such as The NewYork Times, Washington Post, and NPR, he has experience as a comedic journalist, and has cultivated high-quality cannabis in different states over the years.

His previous books “Hemp Bound”, “Too High to Fail”, “Farewell, My Subaru” (a Boston Globe bestseller), “Not Really an Alaskan Mountain Man”, and “First Legal Harvest” are all currently available for sale.

It is also worth noting that author Doug Fine refers to himself as a solar-powered goat herder. Take from that what you will.

You can find more of Doug Fine’s content at:
– DougFine.com
– @organiccowboy

-Reading Experience-

It comes as no surprise to learn that author Doug Fine is both a comedian and fan of Hunter S. Thompson as the writing style reflects a playfulness and a stylish use of adjectives.

The light tone in no way detracts from the quality of the information presented in “American Hemp Farmer”. It’s not a terrible notion to be able to learn from a book and also enjoy the reading experience.

There is a seamless blend of personal experience coupled with the depth of expertise that only comes from those who have immersed themselves into a complex topic for long periods.

-Summary-

If you’re looking to learn more about the hemp industry from an experienced perspective and also not be bored to death by the experience then “American Hemp Farmer: Adventures and Misadventures in the Cannabis Trade” deserves a spot on your bookshelf.

Author Doug Fine brings his vast level of knowledge on the subject to the table while also displaying a high level of writing skill coupled with a degree of playfullness that makes for very smooth reading.

You can’t borrow “American Hemp Farmer” from me so get your own copy here:

Noemi Gonzales

Noemi Gonzales

Noemi and her partner Joe are a dynamic duo that tackles a wide variety of business endeavors together and has a special place in their hearts for the Cannabis Industry. Years of experience in journalism, covering cannabis events, interviewing fascinating people in the cannabis industry, and hard research helps to keep us on our toes when it comes to reporting on the Cannabis industry


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