Phone: (304) 917-9189
Don Smith II – Founder
Farmer and West Virginia native, is the founder of WVHFC Inc. and Standard Agriculture Ltd.. He is a strong believer in hemp’s potential to revitalize WV’s economy, which has been primarily based on the mining of coal and other non-renewables for the last century. Don believes hemp will present new opportunity for farmers and industrialists alike to create a stable, sustainable, green industry based economy to primarily benefit the people of West Virginia rather than multinational corporations.
“We have an opportunity to create the ‘Gold Standard’ of the hemp industry and that’s exactly what we plan to do!”
J. Morgan Leach – Executive Director
J. Morgan is an asipring young attorney who recently graduated from WVU College of Law. He is working on a concentration from the Center for Energy and Sustainable Development. Morgan has taken a keen interest in the field of industrial and medical cannabis, sprouting from his interest in local foods and sustainable agriculture. Morgan is well versed in the legal and regulatory requirements for the new wave of cannabis entrepreneurs in West Virginia. He is the co-founder of the state’s first Hemp Farming Cooperative, WVHFC Inc., and is the Executive Director of the WVHIA, a trade association dedicated to the fair treatment of hemp farmers, researchers, processors, and salesmen.
Robert Kerr – Executive Assistant and Communications Director
Robby Kerr is an undergraduate student at WVU, and he studied the cannabis industry at Oaksterdam University. He is working to complete his multidisciplinary undergraduate degree in politics, business, and philosophy. With his background and current experience with the hemp farmers cooperative, Robby is knowledgeable about the evolving landscape of the cannabis industries, business operations, and political functions.
Leons Kabongo – Research Intern
Agriculture Masters student at West Virginia University, Hemp End Use Project Coordinator, he can help those interested in conducting hemp research find the raw materials they need in the form of hemp end products including, fiber for clothing and design, rope making, industrial,applications, hemp woody core for microcrystalline cellulose and super capacitor research and not to mention, seed for nutritional research, humans and animals.
Cecily Flight – Social Events & Communications Intern
Cecily is a Senior International Studies major minoring in Sustainable Design and Leadership Studies at West Virginia University, who works to promote sustainability on campus as the Eco-Reps Coordinator Intern at the WVU Office of Sustainability. Her aspirations include designing sustainable homes from industrial hemp materials and foreign relations work through the United States Government.
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WVFC Inc. is a member of the Hemp Industries Association, click here to visit their website.