Green Bee Farms Inc
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Green Bee Farms Inc
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Niko has always found himself in the garden. In Highschool he helped build one of the first carbon-neutral aquaponic facilities in the U.S. and studied Agricultural Business and Organic Gardening at Colorado State University with an emphasis on cannabis. Because of federal guidelines, he left to work for Way To Grow, Boulder. Here he talked with grow managers and analyzed specific soil and fertilizer “recipes” that companies manufactured, realizing that some of the products listed as “organic” weren’t organic.
Shortly after he went down to Colombia to work for his uncle’s cattle ranch where they ran 400 head of cattle and roughly 20,000 tilapia where basic things (tape measures, drills, and duct tape) were not available, this led to the question “how do we make fertilizers for the farm, on the farm?” Answering this by growing 4000 plants using soil tests, companion planting, and local ingredients, he has gained notoriety gaining second place in "The Headies" for his hemp flower.
Yuri started working on farms at 16 and worked his way up to managing a market garden behind a diner to supply it with extra vegetables, eggs and tomatoes. Later, he helped run a farm camp, teaching kids about the joy of gardening. it was here where he learned about rotating crops and cover crops and eventually went to school at University of Vermont graduating with a bachelor of environmental science with a specialty in soil science. During that time he also worked for the Lieutenant Governor of Vermont at his farm "Full Moon Farms", Helping raise over 15 acres of organic produce that they sold through CSA's and farmers' markets. They used a system of rotating cover crops to build up soil nutrients in an orderly fashion, roughly rolling the cover crops into the ground both previous and following the planting of a cash crop. Now he currently works in Vermont on the identification and inventory of trees for landowners that are looking to accrue carbon credits based on trees present.
Green Bee Farms IncOfficers, directors, trustees, and key employees
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Green Bee Farms IncBoard of directors
as of 08/29/2023
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President Niko Uman
GREEN BEE FARMS INC
Board leadership practices
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Board orientation and educationDoes the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
CEO oversightHas the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
Ethics and transparencyHave the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
Board compositionDoes the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
Board performanceHas the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable
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