In 1938 hemp was projected as America’s next billion dollar cash crop, before regulation prevented production. Now that regulation is loosening, learn how Friends of HEMP is bringing hemp back as America’s new cash crop!

We are Friends of HEMP

Friends of HEMP, formerly the Kentucky Hemp Research Foundation, is a 501(c)(3) created to raise and distribute charitable funding in pursuant of advancing the industrial hemp industry.

With your help we can educate, develop and reinvigorate production for a nascent American farming economy. We thank you for your generous support!

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Vision

A fully-developed United States-based industrial hemp industry supported by scientific research and market development.

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Mission

To advance the industrial hemp industry through fundamental research and market development.

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Friends of HEMP is currently supporting research on the energy efficiency of a hempcrete home and analysis the phytocannabinoid spectrum of aquaponically-grown hemp.

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Friends of HEMP supports a number of hemp education projects. From awareness programs to local events, we focus much of our fundraising efforts to enable various programming in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and beyond.

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To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival.

Wendell Berry

If Kentucky is going to survive … they’re going to have to reach back and grab a plant that our granddaddies used to grow by the thousands of acres.

Gatewood Galbraith

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