Franny on TEDx - The adventures of a female hemp pioneer in North Carolina
Farmer Franny is on a mission to learn and educate about hemp and is paving the way for hemp farmers in her state and beyond. Listen and learn about the obstacles she faced growing a crop that is federally illegal and how it’s turning into a positive movement for “Women in Hemp,” hemp growers, artisans’ processors and businesses with aligned “farmer-focused” values. You’re sure to learn valuable information. Franny is an inspiring farmer that rocks the hemp scene in North Carolina. She has degrees and work experience in Forestry, Education and Pharmaceuticals and is owner-operator of Franny’s Farm located just outside Asheville city limits. She is the first female farmer in North Carolina to plant industrial hemp and has entered the scene with a force behind education and collaboration with growers, processors, product development and Women in Hemp non-profit. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.