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Lynda Parker

Lynda Parker, Director, Agricultural Hemp Initiative, Colorado

Lynda Parker, Director, Agricultural Hemp Initiative, Colorado


Lynda is a fourth generation Colorado native and a retired private citizen with a life-long passion for the environment and all things sustainable.  Upon retirement from a 25-year career in advertising sales, she had the opportunity to invest time and energy in pursuing this passion.  Having studied industrial hemp while following a bill through the Colorado state legislature in 1996, she knew that hemp was a way to have a big impact on improving sustainability.  She is a citizen advocate working with Colorado State Senator Suzanne Williams, other Colorado legislators, both Republican and Democrat, as well as the Canadian Consulate in Denver in an initiative to legalize this useful crop.

Lynda spearheads the Agricultural Hemp Initiative. The goal of the organization is to invigorate farming in the western U.S. where water is scarce and to promote a range of new, sustainable agricultural practices across the country.  The Colorado Agricultural Hemp Initiative has built a broad coalition of interested parties including the Governor’s office, the U.S. and Colorado Farm Bureaus, the Rocky Mountain Farmer’s Union, the Canadian Government, the Colorado Department of Agriculture, Colorado State University, former CIA director, James Woolsey (member of the North American Industrial Hemp Council), Colorado law enforcement, as well as environmental and business interests.

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John Miller

John Miller, Chief Agile Technologist

John Miller, Chief Agile Technologist

John is a Colorado native, IT professional, and web site designer. Formative experiences on his grandfather’s Iowa farm instilled love and respect for the agrarian lifestyle and the hard working folk who grow our food and fiber.                                                                                       .
Helping Coloradans understand and embrace a sensible alternative to water-thirsty crops is critical.  He believes in the exceptional advantages of hemp-based food, fiber, and energy products. John provides technical services that make this web presence possible.