From Seed to Shelf, How This Husband-Wife Duo Created a ‘Hempire’
Franny Tacy has more energy than just about anyone you’ve ever met. On any given day she’s been awake since before daybreak hustling, from bottle feeding baby goats and lambs, tending to gardens and guests, hosting CBD/goat yoga classes on her hemp farm and forever strategizing with her dedicated husband and business partner, Jeff Tacy. Jeff, a stoic, level-headed businessman with a background in project management, is the yang to Franny’s yin. The pair are opinionated experts, with decades of varying experience from real estate investing to startup business development.
Uninspired by her extremely successful career in big pharma, Franny committed to a journey of pharma to farm. She and Jeff decided to take a leap of faith and purchased an 18-acre, undeveloped plot of land in Leicester, N.C., about 10 minutes from Asheville. The brambled land was south facing, had a spring-fed stream but no structures, no home, no barn, no drive, no power–just obstinate, cantankerous land…
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