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Doug Fine

Doug Fine is a comedic investigative journalist, bestselling author, and solar-powered goat herder. He has reported from five continents for The Washington Post, Wired, Salon, The New York Times, Outside, National Public Radio, and U.S. News & World Report. His work from Burma was read into the Congressional Record (by none other than pro-hemp Senator Mitch McConnell), and he won more than a dozen Alaska Press Club awards for his radio reporting from the Last Frontier.

Fine is the author of three previous books: Too High to Fail: Cannabis and the New Green Economic Revolution; Farewell, My Subaru: An Epic Adventure in Local Living; and Not Really an Alaskan Mountain Man. A website of his print work, radio work, and short films is at www.dougfine.com. Twitter: organiccowboy.

photo credit: Amanda Gorski

    Doug's Upcoming Events

    • Doug Fine at Franklin and Marshall College
      Franklin and Marshal College, Hackman 119,
      September 19, 2014, 12:00 pm

      Doug brings the rollicking HEMP BOUND live event to one of the coolest schools in the land. Hosted by the Wohlsen Center for the Sustainable Environment at Franklin and Marshall College, he will detail the tri-cropping model he describes in HEMP BOUND: a blueprint for the return of a billion-dollar agricultural economy and a model for energy independence. Campus venue and Doug’s speaking times coming soon.

    • Doug Fine at the Hemp Industries Association Conference
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      September 21, 2014, 4:00 pm

      These are heady times not just for hemp farmers and entrepreneurs, but for the folks who have been working for the industry for years. This year for its annual conference, the Hemp Industries Association (HIA) is bringing in Doug Fine to deliver the rollicking HEMP BOUND live event to an audience of industry professional. There he’ll detail the tri-cropping model he describes in HEMP BOUND: a blueprint for the return of a billion-dollar agricultural economy and a model for energy independence. Location coming soon. A day of Capitol Hill lobbying follows the conference. The final push to nationwide commercial hemp cultivation is on.

    • Doug Fine at California Capital Book Festival
      Sacramento Convention Center, Sacramento CA
      October 25, 2014, 4:00 pm

      Doug brings the rollicking Hemp Bound live event to the capital of the world’s largest economy. There he’ll detail the tri-cropping model he describes in the book: a blueprint for the return of a billion-dollar agricultural economy and a model for energy independence

    • Doug Fine to Keynote at CHTA Convention
      The Delta Winnipeg , Winnipeg
      November 17, 2014, 12:00 pm

      The date and location has been set for the 2014 CHTA National Convention. Winnipeg Manitoba Canada will be the home to the industry’s event for 2014. The Delta Winnipeg in the heart of Winnipeg’s downtown will host the event. Join the Canada’s hemp industry Monday, November 17 -19 for an up to date look at the hemp industry in Canada and internationally. CHTA members don’t forget to plan to attend the AGM and members’ only reception on Sunday, November 16. The location of the convention hotel is ideal for an extended stay to take in the Fork’s, the French Quarter and the new Human Rights Museum - a national museum that is schedule to open in September 2014. More details to come....

    Doug's Books

    Hemp Bound

    Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Next Agricultural Revolution

    In Hemp Bound, bestselling author Doug Fine embarks on a journey to meet the men and women who are testing, researching, and pioneering hemp's use in the twenty-first century. Hemp's fibers are among the planet's strongest, its seed oil the most nutritious, and its potential as an energy source vast and untapped. It's one downside? For nearly a century, it's been illegal to grow industrial cannabis in the United States. As the prohibition on hemp's psychoactive cousin winds down, one of humanity's longest-utilized plants will help rejuvenate the American economy.

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