Tyler Jenkins

Tyler works in hemp growing and processing and is working to build a small-scale hemp industry in North Carolina. 

Hemp Harvest

Harvesting Hemp: Reflecting on Opportunities with the One Acre Exchange

While there are a number of points that could benefit from further exploration, perhaps the two greatest barriers to expansion of the industrial hemp industry are the availability of viable seed and the rigidity of the current regulatory structure in regards to hemp fiber production.

September 23, 2020

industrial hemp field

Growing 50 Acres of Hemp in North Carolina: Field Notes from the One Acre Exchange

Any farm project considering the integration of industrial hemp as a market crop should be prepared for a 5-10 year incubation period in determination of crop yield and profitability. On the fiber side, a few acres of the crop will be processed into hurd-free, long staple fiber following best practices learned and iterated over the previous four years.

August 10, 2020

industrial hemp

North Carolina Field Notes: 2019 Hemp Grow and Harvest

Three sites were selected for continued field research into growing industrial hemp in North Carolina for 2019. Set in the rolling hills of Anson County, near Charlotte, hemp is a potential boon to a place where commodity crops and forestry are four of the top five industries. Certified hemp seed was drilled onto plots of seven acres, four acres, and nine acres, at a rate of 100 pounds per acre.

February 10, 2020

industrial hemp art show

One Acre Exchange: Curating a Hemp Art Show in North Carolina

Early in 2019, we teamed up with textile artist Katie Berman and artist and designer Courtney Lockemer on the idea of organizing an art show utilizing hemp grown from the previous year’s field trial with local artists.

December 6, 2019

Building Off an Industrial Hemp Variety Trial with One Acre Exchange

In 2018, we are excited to design, develop, and pilot the model for a seed-to-fabric supply chain for industrial hemp fiber to be shared with the larger industrial hemp and fiber movement.

July 6, 2018

Dispatches from Hemp Research: Harvesting & Evaluating a Field Trial in North Carolina

On the day of the harvest of the industrial hemp variety trial in North Carolina, we packed up the truck with some harvest tools and grabbed some friends from Bountiful Backyards in Durham, NC and Homegrown Agriculture in Bethel, NC, to make the trip out to the plot to harvest the crop and set up for drying.  Again we came not knowing what exactly to expect – the weather since our last visit had stayed consistent with a few showers mixed into a month of dry weeks.

November 1, 2017

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