In the following four decades farmers of all kind will need to harvest more crop than produced over the past 8000 years. Shortsighted this is a daunting task, but to those up for the challenge there is a vast horizon ahead. A global dawn of legality has cannabis thriving as a new cash crop prime for study. The mastery of assets allied to its horticulture are in turn ready to provide value. What does it really take to coin a master grower?
It may be the ability to produce the most beautiful flower, or maybe it quite simply is a passion to provide life for that which we love. Only with all mechanisms in play can the output of desire flow through time. After thirteen years in the commercial cannabis sector, it is evident there is plenty attained to reach and maintain one’s true potential. A handful of specific skills come to mind. The ecology of the garden and all that lives within must find symbiosis for flower to express worth. A comprehensive field of study that embraces the natural environment, the built environment, and the circle of relationships that exist within. Biology, the scientific study of life, is a must for any farmer. Sociology, the study of self-created environments and understanding how the reflexive nature of social action contributes to the formation of personal identity, intersubjective meanings, beliefs and cultures and institutional arrangements. Chemistry, a study of matter’s composition, structure, properties and the ways in which they interact, combine, and change. This knowledge creates progression to form new substance.
Coupled with a well-rounded grip on the major categories of environmental science, many handyman attributes are required for success. The first to touch if you want solid infrastructure is carpentry, design, and architecture. You must become a plumber, water management and sanitation from fertigation to irrigation, all enable a beating heart of growth within the garden. Power consumption can build at an exponential rate and without the proper installation and management the cost will coherently rise. A professional grower in this field must relate to all aspects of the business as the plan is developed around their own ideologies. Measured operations from seed to sale and a methodical approach towards revenue are all part of the repertoire. Leadership in this space requires pioneering of a venture deemed criminal for generations. Management of a group of misfits is challenging for all yet the cannabis grower is setting the new standard for mastery. To shake the hands of bankers ready to invest is a milestone for any entrepreneur, for the master cannabis grower deemed a “stoner” for decades a new standard is set. It is now time to educate the misinformed and in turn revolutionize a progressive movement towards sustainable farming practice.
By Mack Lewis – Director of BenchmarkGROW for TheraCann International.
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