Bert James has joined FyberX Holdings, LLC, Williamsburg, Virginia, as lead agronomist. The company said James will work with FyberX’s farmer network in refining agronomic practices at the field level and support R&D efforts, commercial strategies, and key partnerships.
A long-time crop consultant, James has been leading a working network of traditional row crop farmers interested in growing industrial hemp as a new crop for better soil health and to balance farming practices. He graduated from North Carolina State University with a degree in agriculture.
“Farmers will succeed using proven farming techniques and ever-changing technology, focusing on plant nutrition and health throughout all growing cycles, from root to flower,” FyberX said in a press release.
FyberX is developing a platform for natural fiber production, combining proven large-scale equipment with innovative technology to provide the consistency, quality, and traceability that can meet the demand for sustainable alternatives to conventional consumer and industrial products. The company offers a range of hurd and fiber products.
“The industrial hemp fiber industry needs large-scale processing capacity to become a valuable crop for farm rotations,” James said. “The FyberX team has placed great value on the crop’s economic returns and long-term viability for growers.”