Hemp Farm

Our Team

Ventura Seed Company was born in the fertile valleys of Ventura County with around a shared commitment to the betterment of people and the planet. By pairing a commitment to the healing power of Hemp and a desire to better the earth through organic and regenerative agriculture, Ventura Seed Company began.


Co-Founder and Farm and Operations Lead

I have dedicated my life to wellness and healing. Early on I saw the power of hemp after witnessing first-hand how CBD aided my father who was gravely ill. I quickly moved to pair my passion for farming and Mother earth with helping people. My mission at Ventura Seed Company was and is to make hemp more accessible to people globally by growing in a way that helps heal our planet and people.



In the midst of a life threatening illness I utilized CBD and it made a positive difference in the quality of my life. I was inspired to offer the choice of CBD to others to lessen the level of their suffering and create wellness in their life. In addition, the growth of hemp offers an opportunity to contribute to the cleansing of Mother earth.

We look forward to continuing to lead the way for the industry in forging the conversation around organic and regenerative agricultural practices as we continue to learn about the many benefits of this plant and grow together to offer it to those who need it.

Vanessa Ramirez

VP Operations

Bringing VSC's vision to life is what gets me going every morning, I love what we stand for. I get to apply my 10 years of experience in farming 7000 acres of agricultural land, organic certification, water compliance, food safety and partnerships to a startup company bringing Hemp to Ventura County. Hemp only requires about 1 acre-foot of water per season and absorbs more CO2 per acre than any other crop, making it an ideal profit-making rotation crop that pays its harvesters living wages.

Craig Rosas

Lead Irrigator

I enjoy the new learning experience and it’s an opportunity to contribute to a new crop cycle that will hopefully benefit the public medically.

Adam Crowe


Adam Crowe is a certified permaculture designer and consultant, nursery manager, herbalist and organic farmer. He is devoted to realizing health through the healing powers of plants and enhancing soil health to support this. Adam studied under world renowned Geoff Lawton of the Permaculture Research Institute of Australia and also studied Western Herbalism at The California School of Herbalism. His passion lies in breeding plants and soil health. He also wishes to see the cannabis plant used in the mainstream to better mankind in all the ways possible.

Adriana Ruiz

Production Assistant & HR

Working with people has always been enjoyable, ensuring that employees have the necessary resources to work in a safe environment is very gratifying. I enjoy helping with the development of the human resources essentials to ensure the company is in compliance with applicable laws.

Pablo Osario

Harvest Manager

I have known how to farm since I was in Mexico and I have always enjoyed watching plants grow. I started working with Ventura Seed as a harvester and I was given the opportunity to oversee the first hemp project, from beginning to end. I love to do this job.

Chris Massa

Ranch Manager

I have been farming for the past nine years. I am grateful to be a part of this emerging hemp market and providing people with food, fiber, and medicine. I believe hemp will help revitalize US agriculture and I look forward to watching its continued growth.

Carter Clary



Martin Gracias

General Labor

I am learning so much more about a new crop that I have not worked with in the past.

Julio Armenta

General Labor

I like to bug Dave. Also. It’s a great environment and I’m learning a lot about hemp and hemp processing.

Prekash Ellis

Intern General Labor

Harvesting, planting, weeding

Jacob Jackson

Intern General Labor

Harvesting, planting, weeding.

Dylan Tucker & Austin Barks Dylan

Intern General Labor, General Labor

Harvesting, planting, weeding