Pretoria Fields Hemp
Industrial hemp is possibly one of the oldest plants to be cultivated by man. Its uses have been broad from fiber for shoes and clothing to health benefits due to our bodies’ endocannabinoid system. Pretoria Fields Collective is entering into the hemp space because of the profound impact it can have on the farmer as well as the health benefit it can have on people.
We will be researching, growing, and extracting oils from the hemp plant in partnership with farmers all over Georgia and the Southeast. At the same time, we are looking forward to growing, understanding and finding uses for hemp fiber as an opportunity crop with farmers as well.
Hemp is a variety of the cannabis plant that contains very low amounts of THC, the psychoactive component in marijuana. Hemp is not marijuana and has less that .03% of THC in the plant. Because the U.S. government banned hemp in the early 1900s it has been on the controlled substance list until the recent Farm Bills passed into law.
Hemp fiber can be used for textiles, compost, paper, insulation, rope and myriad different things. Hemp can also produce seeds that have a nutritional value that can be pressed and ground down for flour for food. Hemp extracted for its oils can be used for its many health properties and can be used in lotions, tinctures, creams and sera.
Farmers are always looking for ways to diversify and create new markets. Hemp produces high-quality oil and protein products, plus the bonus of textiles. There is a growing consumer market, even a preferential market, for hemp-derived products. If we make the necessary investments in infrastructure to grow these acres, we are convinced that the market demand is there for a hemp-based suite of products.
Education is the key to the success of this crop. From choosing the right genetics to location and equipment, each part of the growing process will be covered exhaustively by our team. Our team will be proactive in educating and training farmers across Georgia and the Southeast.
Growing, testing, harvesting and drying are all important steps into having a successful crop that will yield the
desired outcomes. We at Pretoria Fields Collective can help farmers realize their desire to venture into this new
market and be successful doing so.
Pretoria Fields Collective will run a state-of-the-art hi-tech hemp extraction lab, where we will receive the farmers’ hemp biomass and extract it for oil. Our cryogenic process extracts the oils at -80 degrees Celsius. Once the oils have been extracted in our lab, we will run them through several other processes to produce high-grade CBD distillate that will be sold to market. This distillate will be sold in tinctures, creams, roll-ons and topicals that will have a natural health benefit.
Products and Partnerships
Pretoria Fields Hemp will sell bulk distillate, retail product and white label products for the use in the burgeoning marketplace. We will also assist farmers in selling their oil in the marketplace as well.
If you are interested in becoming a hemp farmer, having your hemp processed in our extraction lab, having your oils turned into value- added products or sold on the market, please fill out the information below and we will promptly get in touch with you. We look forward to working with you in this exciting new industry.