GRANVILLE — Mid American Growers isn’t going anywhere and they certainly aren’t stopping hemp production at the Granville facility.
President and Chief Operating Officer Anne Hyde said in response to an anonymous letter sent to Shaw Media that Mid American Growers would no longer be a hemp growing facility, that the claim is absolutely and categorically false.
“Mid-American Growers will continue to maintain focus on our hemp-derived CBD products in 2022 and beyond,” Hyde said. “We are excited about the launch of our new Mid-American CBD line this year and will expand selection moving forward.”
In addition, she said, multiple partners have engaged Mid American to cultivate non-cannabis crops inside its greenhouses.
“Our facility is very appealing to these partners as it facilitates issues with weather-related conditions on the west coast and provides them an optimal logistical market hub,” she said. “
“By adding these new opportunities, we are optimizing the correct amount of space for each specific crop, providing potential for additional jobs in the local community while strengthening our financial position. We will also continue to offer our cultivation program with the IVCC and look forward to continued investment in the local community.”
The course at IVCC, which began last year is called “Introduction to Cannabis Production.” The two-semester program teach students about the production of industrial hemp, but students will also learn about cannabis for recreational and medicinal use.
The IVCC partnership will include internships that will provide instruction from Mid-American Growers cannabis experts on how to handle, study and grow live cannabis plants. According to Mid American Growers, this partnership is beneficial for their operations as well as students because it will strengthen its work force and allow for more production.
The operation already has more than 3.6 million square feet of greenhouse factories on at least 231 acres. It currently operates the largest hemp production factory in the world.