Mike Lewis

Co-Founder & Director of Agriculture, Third Wave Farms

In 2014, Mike began farming hemp and helped to develop rules for the Kentucky Pilot Program. He became the first, federally permitted hemp farmer in the U.S. since prohibition. Mike co-founded Third Wave Farms in 2017 and serves as Director of Agriculture, where he is responsible for production. Third Wave develops industrial hemp genetics designed for large-scale agricultural production of CBD, grain and fiber. Mike works with breeders all over the country to develop strains that are resilient, disease resistant and higher yielding.


Hemp Industry Daily Conference Session:

"Survive to Thrive" Executive Strategies:
A New World: How Hemp Operators Have Adapted in the 2020 Fallout

June 29, 2020 | 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm