Verde Leaf recently announced that its application to the Georgia Department of Agriculture has been accepted and they will be able to begin work on a new hemp processing plant. The permit allows Verde Processing & Storage, a subsidiary of Verde Leaf, to build the hemp extraction and product manufacturing facility.
The facility will also focus on researching hemp cultivation, propagation, and breeding, working with its own labs for testing and certification purposes.
“Building a state-of-the-art processing facility gives us a competitive advantage in this emerging market,” Dr. Jackson Garth, President & CEO of Verde Leaf, told the press. “We are proud to call Georgia home, and we are excited to bring jobs to the area.”
The building is expected to begin operations in the third quarter of 2020. They hope to bring a prospering opportunity for local residents in the Atlanta metro area.
The company will source its hemp exclusively from its Verde Leaf Farming Network. The company’s goal is to produce a strong product using vertical integration to establish strong ties with American farmers.
Verde Leaf works tirelessly to open the door for new farmers. They assist new producers with the challenges they regularly face like acquiring licenses, and learning how to properly cultivate, harvest, and process hemp.
“We were founded to drive innovation within the hemp industries. We have the opportunity to create products that improve people’s well-being. In the process, we will be able to create jobs in an exciting, innovative, and highly profitable new industry,” Dr. Garth said.