Powell said every year the number of plants goes down, but the quality goes up.
Powell, who is a Daviess County native, got started growing hemp after making a phone call to Paul Glover, owner of Mile Marker 5 CBD. He invited Powell out to his farm, and that’s how it all started.
“I have bought my plants from him both years,” he said. “He has really helped me in this industry. We (Powell’s family) have learned a lot over the past two years.”
Powell said he’s not afraid of hard work.
“I knew a little bit about farming and gardening, but not much,” he said. “Its been a learning experience, from tractors, genetics, cover crops, soil tests, dryings rooms, too much rain, humidity, worms, blight and mold. I still love it though. I believe in every part of this plant.”
“It’s organic, no pesticides and no herbicides,” he said. “We grow using organic practices, and our hemp and our product are all tested by KDA and a third-party lab out of Lexington. Our products are full-spectrum, meaning they contain a very small amount of THC.”
Powell said he is currently looking for a local store to carry his products.
“One shelf — that’s all we are looking for,” he said. “I will send my Owensboro people to that shelf. This could help us so much.”
Experimental Farms products can be found online or on Facebook.