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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 Twitter: organiccowboy.

photo credit: Amanda Gorski

    Doug's Upcoming Events

    • 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 at Paul Smith's College
      7833 New York, 30, Paul Smiths NY 12970
      November 13, 2014, 6:30 pm

      Doug Fine will speak at Paul Smith's College on November 13th. More info on this event's venue coming soon.

    • 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 Fine at Carbon Economy Series
      6401 Richards Avenue, in the Jemez Room, Santa Fe NM 87508
      November 21, 2014, 7:00 pm

      Doug Fine will give a presentation at the Carbon Economy Series on November 21st from 7-9 PM at the Santa Fe Community College. The following day there will also be an all-day workshop with Doug.

    • Doug Fine at Emerald Cup
      1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa CA 95404
      December 13, 2014, 5:00 pm

      This year Doug will speak about HEMP BOUND at the Emerald Cup. Time and stage coming soon.

    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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