Preston Whitfield joined FlexMOD Solutions as the Director of Hemp Operations. FlexMOD is a design and build firm with collective knowledge and expertise in the hemp and cannabis industry that specializes in providing custom tailored solutions from seed to finished products using best in class systems. In collaboration with the Colorado Governor and governmental agencies, Preston has been chosen as an Industry Stakeholder in the CHAMP Initiative, (Colorado Hemp Advancement and Management Plan) to establish a blueprint to manage and advance the Hemp Industry by examining the supply chain from cultivation to market. Preston continues to speak internationally about his experiences in an effort to remove barriers and solidify the global Cannabis market and to utilize the attributes of the entire plant. Preston has dedicated his life’s work to educating and campaigning to amend outdated laws using his background in agriculture and construction to influence on an extraordinary level. His work to champion the North Carolina Hemp Bill, SB 313 was validated with its passing in 2016. In 2017, his dreams came to fruition when he and his family planted the first legal cannabis plant in their state since prohibition on their North Carolina Farm. Preston contributed as the Program Director for the NOCO Hemp Expo in Denver, Colorado, an annual event that educates of the evolution of Hemp and connects industry leaders to the global audience. It has been from this experience that has exposed him to the bottlenecks within the Hemp Industry and has made it his mission to create seamless paths to bring crops from farm to market.