Mike Lewis

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.