Ventura Seed Company was born in the fertile valleys of Ventura County with three partners who came together 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 & President
I started Ventura Seed Company because I believe HEMP is a key component in saving our planet and helping the people who inhabit it. I found Hemp CBD when I was challenged with a son who was paralyzed in an accident. Regular, high doses of CBD, along with other medical treatments, helped my paralyzed son get out of his wheelchair to walk, jog and even ride a bike again. He recently completed his Masters at NYU and walked to receive his diploma. Ultimately our goal at Ventura Seed Company is to make the world a better place each and every day, not only through the virtues of hemp but also in our dedication and commitment to Regenerative Agricultural Practices. Hemp can be used in medicine, food, plastics, nutritional supplements, construction and textiles. We look forward to helping it revolutionize many industries. Favorite quote: “I don't know if hemp will save the world, but it is the only thing that can" Jack Herer, "The Emperor Wears No Clothes"
Co-Founder and Farm and Operations Lead
I have dedicated my life to wellness and healing. I saw the power of hemp early on and quickly moved to pair my passion for farming and the earth with helping people. Seeing first hand how CBD aided my father in his battle with cancer fueled my passion to make this medicinal plant more accessible to people globally. Growing this healing plant in a way that also heals the earth makes the work that much more rewarding.
In the midst of a hard time with throat cancer 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.
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.
I have always liked watching seeds turn into a profitable crop which lead me to get my BS in Agriculture Business at Cal Poly. Hemp is an exciting old crop to reintroduce, it gives farmers a sustainable crop to add to their rotations and it's a crop with a multitude of uses
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
I am learning so much more about a new crop that I have not worked with in the past.
I like to bug Dave. Also. It’s a great environment and I’m learning a lot about hemp and hemp processing.
Intern General Labor
Harvesting, planting, weeding
Intern General Labor
Harvesting, planting, weeding.
Dylan Tucker & Austin Barks Dylan
Intern General Labor, General Labor
Harvesting, planting, weeding