Our mission is to expand opportunities for American farmers to grow industrial hemp as a sustainable and profitable crop.


Third Wave Farms directly addresses the supply side of U.S. grown industrial hemp.


In 2014 Mike Lewis and a team of fellow Veterans were amongst the first Americans to legally farm hemp in the U.S. since its prohibition in the 1970’s. Hemp provided the veterans in Kentucky the opportunity to connect back to the land they defended and grow a crop with hundreds of different applications in food, fiber and medicine. Thirty-nine (39) states have now defined industrial hemp as distinct from Marijuana and removed barriers to its production. 19 states have implemented pilot study programs to farm and study industrial hemp.