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AHC, NIHFC AND XLII BIOCHAR CONDUCT TOUR OF MIDWEST
December 16. 2022
December 4-10 found the AHC's President and COO, NIHFC's Secretary and XVII BioChar's CEO visiting with key players and organizations in the South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa Industrial Hemp industry. We had a meeting with David Kolsrud discussing new generation cooperatives. We were joined by Teri Bath, President of the NIHFC in attending the second annual Big Soil Heath Regen Conference in Cedar Falls, IA where over 500 farmers came to learn about soil health. We met with Brian Dougherty, the keynote speaker and discussed carbonization of the soil. We had two meetings with the Minnesota Hemp Growers Cooperative and participated in their approving of their bylaws and formation of their Board of Directors. We visited the Lakota Indian Reservation and met Project Manager Danny Dejailias who took us through his Hempcrete Housing project. Bob Daniell commented "this is the best hempcrete house I have ever been in." Walls were poured not bricked including the roof. The building has 8 inch walls and an R16 factor. We concluded our visit with a meeting with the South Dakota Industrial Hemp Association's Ken Meyer discussing Cooperative formations and networking with MHGC.
AHC JOINS THE GLOBAL HEMP ALLIANCE
October 30, 2022
Unity and collaboration are key drivers that power GHA. Its members, partners, and associates come from locations across the planet. A shared planet that needs help to mitigate climate change, in part with hemp. GHA recognizes the challenges, needs, and opportunities within the hemp industry, and the importance of working together on this critical issue at hand. It is necessary to strengthen the hemp industry supply chain and each of the players involved now and in the future to make a meaningful impact. Through GHA, the premier hemp networking group, members gain access to funding and top-tier research, potential board, advisory board, and committee appointments, form relationships and collaborate on projects focused on propelling the industry forward. This expanding network is made up of leaders, go-getters, and serious professionals ready to take this industry to the next level.
AHC BECOMES MAJORITY SHAREHOLDER IN XLII BIOCHAR INCORPORATED
September 21, 2022
For most of 2022, AHC's Senior Management Team was looking for an acquisition of a product based company. This made good business sense as for several years AHC was focused on research and development of industrial hemp varietals within the state of Nevada. As economic realities developed, warnings of soil health management and diminishing nutrient availability, government policies changes and the proliferation of well-funded private and academic industrial hemp varietal research and development emerged, it was time to pivot the company to embrace a broader more vibrant sector of agricultural opportunity. We believe with the formation of XLII BioChar Incorporated, AHC has enabled its future operations to embrace a variety of products, programs and solutions. AHC's President & Chief Operating Office, Bob Daniell, was named as CEO of XLII BioChar Incorporated. Bob recently stated that AHC will more than likely transform into foremost a holding company with limited operations that will service existing customers. AHC will continue to create asset based subsidiaries to include in the near future AHC Ventures, an LLC that will focus on Special Purpose Vehicles. These subsidiaries will focus on the combination of configuring biochar and industrial hemp solutions.
AHC CONTINUES ITS MICRO-BIOREFINERY JOURNEY
September 2, 2022
The best work is when business and fun are intermingled. After taking the California Zephyr train from Reno to Denver, AHC Management visited PUREHEMP TECHNOLOGY LLC (PureHemp) to get a capabilities overview of the Continuous CounterCurrent Reactor (CCR) technology. Bio-refinery development and commercialization are strategic thrusts for both AHC and PureHemp. Carl Lehrburger, Founder and Director hosted AHC’s Bob and Olive Daniell. Following a corporate information exchange, Carl toured The Daniell’s around the sprawling industrial PureVision Technology, Inc. campus in Fort Lupton, Colorado that includes PureHemp’s botanical, fiber processing and CCR operations.
AHC’s vision of a network of micro-biorefineries that are configurable and aligned to each agricultural region’s unique attributes, can be greatly supported by CCR according to AHC President & COO, Bob Daniell. “I learned along time ago as an Army Ranger that scaleability and mobility are keys to success.” “Carl and co-founder and brother Ed Lehrburger are truly experts and visionaries in the field of sustainability,” adds Olive Daniell.
Given Bob’s strong project management experience and his knowledge, skills and abilities in leveraging lean six sigma continuous process improvement, AHC is poised to work with PureHemp in developing biorefinery projects with a focus on advanced manufacturing using industrial hemp derivatives. Some of the many applications of bio refineries including supplying pulps and hemp derived intermediates to industries of today and of the future are biomimicry, nanotechnology, soil microbial development, bio chemicals, biofuels and lignin-based solutions.
AHC ATTENDS HEMP FIELD DAYS
August 17, 2022
American Hemp Corporation attended Hemp Field Days conducted in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania on August 16, 2022. The events was sponsored by Kings Agriseeds, a supplier to AHC and hosted by Sarah Mitchell. The purpose of Hemp Field Days was for attendees to evaluate and discuss the cultivation of eight different varietals of fiber and grain industrial hemp exposed to eleven variations of co-plantings and two nurse crops to ascertain growth and weed control results. Numerous North American varietals were represented including Indigo, AB-2730, AB-4000, AB-4113, AB-2463, CFX-2, Joey, Henola and Bialobrzeskie. Nurse crops included wheat and cereal rye at 50lbs / acre. The test pilot plot was 16,400 square feet with 27 rows of plantings. During the event, Bob Daniell, AHC President & COO had the opportunity to meet with seed growers from Canada and the United States, hemp farmers, a Fortune 500 manufacturer, the National Hemp Association and various directors from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.
Check out OUR JOURNEY for pictures of the event!
AHC'S RETAINS ITS FEDERAL CONTRACTOR STATUS FOR 2022-2023
June 9, 2022
As a small business, AHC looks to many channels to promote its capabilities. One of these is its ability to look like a supplier with Fortune 500 company status in the eyes of the Federal Government. In renewing its USFCR Support Agreement, AHC maintains its status in the family of trusted partners including Amazon, USAA, General Electric, and many others who keep this nation going. Working with USFCR means having the same resources that were once only available to the largest Fortune 500 companies. Bob Daniell, President & COO of AHC recently stated, "Given our personnel relationships with the DoD, being a member of the USFCR provides AHC the ability to compete on even ground. As AHC moves closer to its manufacturing goals, building on its legacy as a nanotechnology cellulosic research and development company, AHC will be able to position itself as a competitive supplier for advanced refinement of industrial hemp based products."
AHC'S PRESIDENT AND COO PARTICIPATES IN EXECUTIVE ROUNDTABLE ON BUSINESS GROWTH IN A POST-COVID WORLD
May 12, 2022
Several global leaders joined across diverse industries collaborated on what it will take to grow business in a post-covid world. Most felt that the impact of the post-covid phenomena was probably just an interlude. The meeting was facilitated by a well-known Canadian management consultant and discussions were focused on approaches to business sales and revenue growth. One such methodology is the INTERRUPT - ENGAGE - EDUCATE - OFFER approach. We discussed different buyer scenarios: future, soon-to-buy and now. According to data research, the group learned that 80% of sales happens between the 5th and 12th contact. We discussed the DRIP CAMPAIGN sequence of value-added communiques sent to prospects and how the success of a campaign can be measured with the key performance metric being "the money in the bank". Additionally, the data research showed that 34% of buyers will buy more items at the time of the primary buy. Think about purchasing a car and then you get hit with all the accessories. It seems we all hate to be sold but we love to buy!
AHC'S PRESIDENT AND COO PERFORMS DOUBLE DUTY
May 7, 2022
As some of you know, Bob Daniell, AHC's President and COO has been a long term leader in leveraging supply chain excellence as a business strategy. In 1992, Bob represented Siemens Corporation North America as a member of the elite MIT Integrated Supply Chain Roundtable led by Dr. Jim Rice. In 1997 he joined the Supply Chain Council and won global supply chain excellence awards with both private industry and the Department of Defense. He has over 50 implementations of the SCOR model working with many Fortune 1000 companies. In 2004 Bob led the Dallas initiative that converged Lean Six Sigma with the SCOR methodology. Bob has implemented and instructed supply chain optimization for companies such as DuPont, Siemens, Johnson & Johnson, the United States Air Force, United States Navy and the United States Army. In 2018, Bob led a Process Optimization Program for Army Futures Command and subsequently won a Department of the Army Lean Six Sigma Excellence Award, which was the first performance award won by AFC. As a Trusted Advisor, Bob was recently asked by DEVCOM, C5ISR to come assist with post -transformation activities. While on the east costs, Bob also networked with other Industrial Hemp producers, seed providers and manufacturers. Bob continues to support, part time on call, Army Business Operations Management as a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt facilitating the increase of the effectiveness and efficiency of processes at Aberdeen Proving Ground.
AHC APPROVED AS A REGISTERED SUPPLIER TO THE NEVADA SYSTEM HIGHER EDUCATION
APRIL 15, 2022
The system is part of NSHE's overall procurement outreach and processing effort servicing the procurement needs of the College of Southern Nevada, Desert Research Institute, Great Basin College, Nevada State College, Truckee Meadows Community College, University of Nevada Las Vegas, University Nevada Reno and Western Nevada College. It allows suppliers to register and manage business information with NSHE using unique login credentials. The information recorded for each supplier is comprehensive and allows the NSHE to better match business opportunities with suppliers capable of competing for a specific good or service. The purpose of this system is not only to allow users to registers as a potential supplier, but to create a self service depot where business information, certifications, payment method, and bid notices can be managed. This system allows Purchasing staff to use the most current information to send email notices of university solicitation opportunities.
AHC LABS SUPPORTS THE UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION
APRIL 6, 2022
AHC LABS, acting under AHC's license as a Nevada Agricultural Product Dealer, is proud to support the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension in its efforts to research and develop industrial hemp fiber and grain varietals. AHC was chosen by UNCE to provide industrial hemp seeds of different varietals because of the ability to procure seeds at deeply discounted rates from its extensive supplier network.
AHC SALUTES THE STEWARDS OF OUR AIR, WATER AND SOIL
March 22, 2022
Today is both National Agriculture Day and World Water Day. For those of us who go to a local market and pick our produce off the shelf, we will never truly understand the true blessings we receive from our farmers, growers and the sacredness of the clean water brought to our homes. We say "THANK YOU" for your efforts and perseverance.
AHC's PRESIDENT & COO INTERVIEWED BY LANCASTER FARMING INDUSTRIAL HEMP PODCAST
March 21, 2022
Bob Daniell had the opportunity to be interviewed by Eric Hurlock of Lancaster Farming Industrial Hemp Podcast. Hurlock, the digital editor for Lancaster Farming, was honored at the National Farmers Union’s annual convention. He received the Milt Hakel Agriculture Communications Award in Denver, Colorado. This podcast includes AHC's long term vision as a steward for helping to pioneer an emerging industrial hemp industry within Nevada. AHC is an affiliate member company of the Nevada Industrial Hemp Fiber Cooperative. Here is the link to the Podcast:
AHC PARTICIPATES IN NIHFC STRATEGIC PLANNING MEETING
March 9, 2022
AHC joined with the NIHFC Board of Directors and other NIHFC affiliate member companies in its 2022 Strategic Planning Meeting conducted at Homestretch Geothermal in Wabuska, Nevada. The purpose of the meeting was to establish the criteria for developing its concept of operations for Northern Nevada. The three hour meeting was attended by Farmers/Growers/Off takers/Handlers/Processors and Manufacturers.
AHC TECH DIVISION DEVELOPS NIHFC WEBSITE 2.0.
March 7, 2022
AHC'S Tech Division has released the NIHFC's new Website 2.0. This website helps transition the NIHFC into an operational mode allowing its members to enjoy new functionality over the Website 1.0. These improvements are:
Local support in the Reno area.
Board Member Profiles
Broad Action Programs
Universal Forum to post views on NIHFC topics
File Share online permission by folder based access.
These improvements position well the NIHFC to move into its next stages of growth.
AHC RENEWS ITS AFFILIATE MEMBERSHIP IN THE NEVADA INDUSTRIAL HEMP COOPERATIVE (NIHFC)
March 1, 2022
AHC, a co-founder of the NIHFC, will continue its role on the Board of the NIHFC and also as an investor as the NIHFC as it continues its pioneering efforts in helping develop the industrial hemp industry within Nevada.
AMERICAN HEMP CORPORATION'S PRESIDENT & COO APPOINTED AS TRUSTEE AND SECRETARY OF THE BOARD TO THE AMERICAN WATER TRUST
January 15, 2022
The American Water Trust (www.americanwatertrust.org) is focused through the eyes of indigenous people's group at the sacredness of water. AWT works with the Native American Indian tribes to help educate and train them on scoping and scaling programs and projects as they relate to the re-wilding of water. The AWT will oversee the activities of the Board of Directors as they manage funding allocations for specific water management programs.
DESERT RESEARCH INSTITUTE DELIVERS FINAL REPORT TO AHC ON INDUSTRIAL HEMP AND PHYTOREMEDIATION
December 1, 2021
Early in 2021 American Hemp Corporation contracted the Hydrolysis Lab of the Desert Research Institute to conduct phytoremediation and water revitalization analysis across five varieties of industrial hemp. Results showed that an Ontario-based varietal performed best in absorbing contaminated minerals from the soil.
GENESIS PLOTS - THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY
September 10, 2021
As AHC continues to pioneer research and development of cultivating industrial hemp in the microclimates of Nevada, we continue to learn more and more about what varietals and best practices for planting, cultivation and harvesting are most practical. You can see more in OUR JOURNEY. Here is a snapshot of what we learned in our second year.
GENESIS PLOT 1-3: Second year reclaimed desert soil. Disc plowed. 2.5 acres of fiber and grain. 25lbs/acre planted in clay soil with liquid nutrients designed to break down the clay. Planted second week of May. Flood irrigated. 60-70% germination. Plowed it under at harvest time.
GENESIS PLOTS 4-9: 4.5 acres of grain with .5 acre of fiber. Well established field with natural amendments. Disc plowed. 25lbs/acre. Planted second week of may. Flood irrigated. <5% germination. Severe storms froze the ground and killed the seeds.
GENESIS PLOTS 10-15: 5 acres of fiber and grain. Regenerative field. Planted second week of May. 25lbs/ acre. Spray irrigation. Severe storms froze the ground. killed the seeds. Replanted July 1. Planted 120lbs/acre to ensure germination. Fiber grew over ten feet talk with 1" thick stalks. Did not water last 60 days. Harvested second week October.
AHC AND NIHFC MANAGEMENT MEET WITH TEAM UNR / DRI TO KICKOFF AHC'S 2021 R&D PROGRAM
May 4, 2021
AHC's President and COO and the President of the NIHFC visited the UNR campus to meet with the Genesis Plot PhD support team to discuss expectations for the thirty designs of experiment that will be conducted during the 2021 growing season. These experiments will cover measuring different practices for air, soil and water management regarding hemp.
WESTERN STATES HEMP PARTICIPATES IN THE 2021 NIHFC GENESIS PLOTS PROGRAM
May 3, 2021
AHC'S President and COO met with the CEO of WSH and both agreed it would be a good idea for WSH to grow some Henola and Bialobrzeskie grain and dual plants. WSH will amend its grower's license to accommodate Genesis Plots 8 and 9.
AHC DEPLOYS HENOLA, AND BIALOBRZESKIE AOSCA AND OECD CERTIFIED HEMP GRAIN / FIBER SEED
April 30, 2021
AHC delivered seeds for the 2021 NIHFC Genesis Plots continued research and development being performed by AHC. All in all, Genesis Plots 1,2,3 in the Wabuska Valley and Genesis Plots 4,5,6,7 in East Fallon will be planting these seeds in this week and next to ensure that the plants are in the ground 30-45 days before the summer solstice June 21.
AHC BEGINS ITS EVOLUTION TO AN ADVANCED MANUFACTURING COMPANY
APRIL 17, 2021
AHC has begun the process of determining the location of its Northern Nevada Tier 1 Refinement Center. It has assembled its Acquisition Team and the next several months will determine the locality of its Make vs Buy decision.
AHC RECEIVES ITS SECOND INVESTITURE WITHIN PHASE II OF ITS CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT
April 13, 2021
AHC's angel investor has provided a substantial investiture toward enabling AHC to fund several significant R&D projects with the University of Nevada and the Desert Research Institute. Additionally, these funds are also being allocated to support engineering design work and system integration for AHC's Tier 1 Refinement Center.
AHC'S PRESIDENT AND COO APPOINTED TO NSBA LEADERSHIP AND TECHNICAL COUNCILS
March 25, 2021
Bob Daniell, AHC's President and COO, has been appointed to the NSBA to represent the interests of small businesses with Congress emphasizing policies over politics.
2021 AHC AGRICULTURE PRODUCT DEALER
March 23, 2021
AHC is a fully licensed Nevada agriculture product dealer focused at the research and development of hemp nanotechnologies.
AHC CONTRACTS WITH INTERNATIONAL HEMP LLC FOR 2021 GENESIS PLOTS SEED
January 26, 2021
AHC conducted a thorough due diligence for AOSCA and OECD certified hemp gain and fiber seeds that contained 0% THC. Botanacor performed the analysis for International Hemp LLC and AHC procured the seed outside Nevada for zero cost to the farmers supporting the 2021 NIHFC Genesis Plot Program.
2021 AHC AFFILIATE MEMBER OF THE NHA
January 1, 2021
In researching associations that cover the full spectrum of the hemp promise, AHC became a 2021 affiliate member of the National Hemp Association and took the Hemp Pledge.
2021 AHC MEMBERSHIP IN NIHFC
January 1, 2021
AHC is pleased to announce that is has renewed it membership in the Nevada Industrial Hemp Fiber Cooperative. AHC continues to support the NIHFC Genesis Plot program for 2021.