EDENTON, N.C. (PRWEB) June 08, 2020
In one of the first nationwide seed giveaways of its kind, HiLo Seed Co. will award 1 million hemp seeds to U.S. farmers by the end of 2020. The first round of winners were selected on March 31, and each will receive at least 15,000 HiLo Autopilot 1.0 hemp seeds.
American farmers at a crossroads
During this challenging time for American farms, HiLo is giving away hemp seeds that can produce a potentially high-value crop to encourage more farmers to gain hemp-growing experience and avoid future pitfalls of growing hemp at scale on a larger number of acres. By providing high-quality seed—as well as education and guidance on how to grow hemp—HiLo hopes to help new hemp farmers succeed.
“Seed cost is one of the biggest line items on a hemp farmer’s budget,” says HiLo Head of Farmer Relations Kevin Nowell. “We’ve seen a lot of farmers end up with seed that’s potentially unstable and poor-performing across the board, which causes huge losses for the farmer.”
Education and advocacy
While seed is valuable, it’s the consulting and farmer education that is the real prize. Hemp can be a difficult crop, even for experienced farmers, but it has the potential to be highly profitable for those who are willing to learn. HiLo’s experts have more than 150 years combined experience in agriculture to support winners of the prize seed throughout the process, from planting to harvest, through one-on-one guidance, crop consulting and troubleshooting, as well as HiLo’s other educational offerings such as the Know Before You Grow workshop series and the three-part webinar series Autoflower 101.
Seed winner Dana Jordan of Bliss Farms in South Carolina knows the value of farmer education. “I have spent a good bit of time the last few days watching webinars from HiLo and doing my due diligence, researching and getting to know the company, and I am so impressed!” Jordan said. “I’m excited to work with such a positive group of people. We are more than happy to work with y’all on all things hemp.”
Farmers will also receive crop consulting from Agrarian Supply, which provides research-based analysis and cultivation support to guide farmers to achieve the highest-quality hemp to the largest possible yield, at the lowest cost.
Winners of the Million Hemp Seed Giveaway will share their results with HiLo to benefit the emerging U.S. industrial hemp industry, and HiLo will continue to share insights through its weekly webinar, the ‘Lo Down. HiLo aims to advocate for hemp growers and the hemp industry by helping farmers bring the power of hemp to the world.
About the Million Seed Giveaway
HiLo Seed Co. is committed to educating farmers through workshops, webinars, and agronomy support. In pursuit of that commitment, the company will award 1 million HiLo Autopilot 1.0 feminized hemp seeds in 2020. Any licensed farm in the U.S. can submit a contest entry, provided the farm holds all requisite licenses and is in compliance with local, state, and federal laws and regulations.
A minimum of 40 winning farms will receive at least 15,000 HiLo Autopilot 1.0 hemp seeds each, getting a free opportunity to experience the benefits of HiLo’s autoflower genetics. Drawings for the remaining prize seeds will take place June 30, September 30, and December 31. The sooner qualified farmers enter, the more chances they have to win.
To enter the Million Hemp Seed Giveaway or to see a list of winners, visit hilohempseed.com/million-hemp-seed-giveaway.
About HiLo Seed Co.
Widely known for its Autopilot 1.0 feminized hemp seed, HiLo Seed Co. is among the largest CBD hemp seed producers in North America. With nearly 100 acres of farmland in Edenton, North Carolina, including 12 acres of greenhouses, HiLo is continually advancing autoflower hemp genetics. The result of extensive research, strategic acquisition, and engineering, the Autopilot 1.0 seed is a high-CBD, low-THC, day-neutral hemp variety that is high-yield, heat- and mold-resistant, and quick to harvest, thriving in a wide range of geographic locations. HiLo Seed Co. continually evolves its CBD hemp seed, and is committed to providing farmers with maximum consistency, control, and flexibility through proven hemp genetics and supply-chain networks. For more information, visit http://www.hilohempseed.com.
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