How to Start a Hemp Farm

If you’re agriculturally minded and interested in starting your own business – why not consider a hemp farm? With cannabis being legalized in several states in recent years, and CBD products being used more widely for healthcare purposes, it’s a great time to get into the market. 

Furthermore, hemp has been used throughout the centuries for several different things, such as making clothing, fuel and insulation – opening up more selling opportunities for you. 


If this sounds like something you might be interested in, here’s a few things you need to know before you get started. 

Get a License

Before you begin farming, by law you will be required to get a license in order to grow industrial hemp. However, the state you are based in will have an effect on that, too. You will need to be farming in a state that has legalized marijuana use – make sure you do your research into this before you proceed with anything else. 


Once you have determined whether or not you can legally grow hemp in your state, you’re going to need to acquire a good plot of land. You might already have this in place, which is why you’re looking into farming in the first place. If so, then great, but if not then start searching for farming properties that can accommodate the size of your cultivation project – however big or small you intend it to be. Make sure you get the soil tested before you buy, too. 

What Hemp are You Growing?

As mentioned briefly before, hemp can be harvested for various purposes. You might want to grow hemp to extract the CBD oil that is used for healthcare remedies, such as pain relief, anxiety, and to ease the symptoms of diseases like MS. On the other hand, you might want to grow hemp for textiles, nutrition (hemp seeds are good as part of a balanced diet) or one of it’s other many uses. Decide what you want to grow the hemp for, as farming techniques and needs will differ depending on this. 


Any farm needs quality equipment to make your life easier. Some of the items that you will need as a hemp farmer include a seed drill, a combine (used in other mainstream farming) and if you are growing hemp for CBD oil, you will need a specific CBD hemp harvester for that. You will need to purchase hemp processing equipment, too. 


Of course, no farm is complete without its crop. CBD seeds bulk buying options are available and best for industrial farmers. Find the best quality seeds you can to achieve a rich, fruitful crop. 


Like all businesses, you will have to make sales to survive. Do your research into potential buyers for your product, whatever you’re using the hemp to make. Hire a good marketing team to help guide you in how to best advertise your product to buyers. 

With the use of hemp for both medicinal and several other purposes becoming more popular, it truly is a good time to get into hemp farming. 

About Carson Derrow

My name is Carson Derrow I'm an entrepreneur, professional blogger, and marketer from Arkansas. I've been writing for startups and small businesses since 2012. I share the latest business news, tools, resources, and marketing tips to help startups and small businesses to grow their business.

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