Agriculture, Food, Nutrition

Minnesota Hemp Farmers & Manufacturers Association



St Paul, MN


The purpose of this corporation is: • to support and conduct non-partisan research, education, advocacy and informational activities to increase public awareness of industrial hemp. • to work directly with farmers and manufacturers to help educate and establish best management practices for the hemp industry. • to help restore community wealth through sustainable agriculture practices.

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Founder/ Chair

Sarah Wellington

Main Address

1810 Ivy Ave E

St Paul, MN 55119 USA


Agriculture, Education, Research, Sustainability, Community





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Other Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition N.E.C. (K99)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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What we aim to solve

Hemp is a newly legalized and exciting agricultural commodity with a long history of beneficial uses. Our primary purpose is to ensure that industrial hemp positively impacts the lives of those in Minnesota. A large problem with most commodity crops is their negative impact on the earth in terms of fertilizer and pesticide usage. We advocate regenerative and sustainable forms of cultivation over mainstream agriculture approaches due to the positive impact they have on the soil, crop, and community health and well being.

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Our programs

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Hemp In Downtown St. Paul

Where we work

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

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What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

We aim to work directly with all those involved in the hemp industry from farmer to consumer. Our goal is to ensure that science based information is freely accessible to businesses, the public, and legislators so that they can make informed choices.

In a new and fast growing industry we aim to accomplish our mission through multiple public programs. Community education events, hands on farm assistance, consulting services, local brand promotion through business sponsorship opportunities, community volunteer and internship programs and more

Our members have combined decades of experience in agriculture, public policy, small business development and management, and public education.

We will know we are accomplishing our organizations mission by the success of those we serve in the community. Every step towards sustainability is a step towards a better and brighter future.

As a start-up nonprofit we are only just beginning our journey. At this stage we have been working one-on-one with farmers, manufacturers, retail businesses, and consumers. We have been assisting those people by answering questions, providing documents and educational material for them to increase their knowledge in a specific area of interest, making referrals and more. We are currently planning for the 2020 growing season and working with the regulatory agencies in the state to so that we can all better serve those in the community.

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