Born and raised on a North Carolina (N.C.) tobacco farm, Preston Whitfield has worked on hemp initiatives at the local, state and federal levels in the United States. His efforts helped lead to passage of the 2015 North Carolina Hemp Bill, and this year he sowed the first legal hemp crop in the state since 1937. He is the founder of Source Hemp, a N.C. based firm supplying genetics, brokerage and consulting services to North Carolina hemp farmers. Whitfield also serves as Brand Ambassador-Sales for CBDRx/Functional Remedies, Boulder, Colorado. He is the Program Director for NOCO Hemp Expo, and a technical advisor to the (U.S.) National Hemp Association.