Growing a Hemp Industry

Hemp has been cultivated for millennia and can be used for everything from textiles to food. The hemp industry is growing and their are many exciting developments happening around the country and even right here in NC. Join this panel discussion to explore the possibilities of a greater hemp cultivation in the Carolinas as well as the infrastructure needed to support it.

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Bradley Todd
Aquaponics Farm Manager – Lucky Clays Fresh

Bradley Todd joined the team at Lucky Clays Farm in 2010 and began managing Lucky Clays Fresh in 2013. Raised in Aquadale, North Carolina, Brad spent five years in the Marine Corps. After completing service, he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology and Earth Science from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. While overseas in the military, Todd began his research in the fundamentals, engineering, and science of aquaculture and hydroponics, which ultimately lead him to learn about the process of combining the two into an efficient and sustainable farming system known as Aquaponics.

Todd intends to incorporate bio-floc technology, vermiculture, and mycology into an all-encompassing production flow with Lucky Clays Fresh’s established Aquaponics system.


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