Media Alert - Hemp expert Doug Fine making appearances in Montana and Nashville


“Doug Fine is always our first booking,

around which we build the whole event.

His humor and truth work in perfect harmony

with the musical acts and the crowd loves it.

What’s more, they remember it.”

– Erin and Shelly Crobar, founders,

Montana State Hemp and Cannabis Festival

Regenerative Living and Hemp Expert

Doug Fine

Set to Appear

In Nashville and Montana

Emceeing 4th Annual Southern Hemp Expo

In Nashville on August 18-21

Returning to 6th Annual Montana State

Hemp And Cannabis Festival

In Lolo, MT on September 9-11

Upcoming Keynote Marks Sixth Year at Festival

And Joins His History of Notable Appearances Including SXSW,

NoCo Hemp Expo (Eight Consecutive Years),

Acres USA Ego-Ag Conference

(with Address Broadcasting on C-SPAN

and Associated Online Hemp Course),

And Hawaii Farmers Union Conference

Global Journalist and Author of Six Books

Continues Hemp Cultivation at His Homestead in New Mexico

As Well as The Rosebud Sioux Tribal Land

And George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate.

Fine’s American Hemp Farmer TV Show in Production

With Dr Bronner’s, Top Selling Brand of Soaps, As Opening Sponsor


Doug Fine explores hemp and its many benefits for regenerative living including:

  • Hemp is a soil building crop (much of the world’s farmland is stressed or damaged by herbicides and pesticides but can be remediated)
  • Hemp is a carbon sequestering plant, which is vital to help mitigate climate change
  • Hemp seeds and hemp seed oil is a superfood
  • The plant’s strong fibers are used in construction, to manufacture clothing and to replace petroleum-free-plastics in industrial items such as car parts
  • Being outside in a farm or garden is the most fun you can have outside the bedroom

Fine is the author of six books including American Hemp Farmer (2020, Chelsea Green Publishing) and the Boston GlobeBestseller, Farewell, My Subaru. His writings and expertise have led to media appearances (Conan, The Tonight Show, BBC, CNN) as well as a TED Talk (TEDxABQ) and testimony before the United Nations regarding international drug policies. He has raised goats and cultivated superfoods (including hemp since its 2018 legalization) for more than a decade and taught his methods of cultivation and seed building at Vermont’s Sterling College and online at  

Most recently, Doug has cultivated hemp for food, farm-to-table products and seed-building in six U.S. states. His own hemp seeds have been used to clean contaminated soil in a New Mexico University study. Fine further spreads the word about culture and climate change with his award-winning journalism, which includes contributing to the New York Times, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times, and has been a long-time correspondent for National Public Radio from five continents. In March, he spoke at SXSW’s Climate Change Track as well at NoCo Expo.  

In addition to his appearance at the 6th Annual Montana State Hemp and Cannabis Festival, Fine will be the main stage emcee at the 4th Annual Southern Hemp Expo in Nashville on August 18-21. He has spoken at every one of the landmark hemp industry events, relating his trademark wit and wisdom on the ways that regenerative hemp can help mitigate climate change and enrich farmers.  

Says Southern Hemp Expo president Morris Beegle, “Doug is the rare guy who’s really in the field, staying on top of what’s happening around the world, and incredibly entertaining to hear. You’ll learn plenty about sequestering carbon and other hemp war stories from his emcee spiels, and you’ll be laughing so hard you’ll forget he’s talking about saving the planet and enriching farmers along the way.”  

Fine also recently launched his second on-line course, “Hemp Gardening: Growing Food Security and Fighting Climate Change.” The comprehensive, self-paced, Acres USA program takes aspiring hemp farmers through the entire soil-to-product process, from seed acquisition to market. For more information or to register for the course, go to:  

None of us would be here today, he says, if not for the regenerative lifestyle-and it’s only recently that humanity stopped living that way. So Fine hopes that we can reactivate that “instinctive regenerative awareness” and start working together to save the planet. Experienced, grounded, and a keen wit, Fine is the perfect person to shepherd us through the conversion.  

Now in production and seeking distribution, his American Hemp Farmer television series, which is based on Fine’s best-selling sixth book of the same name, secured its opening sponsorship with Dr. Bronner’s, a top selling brand of soaps. As with the book, the series will see Fine—a former suburbanite—sharing his hard-won regenerative hemp farming expertise, which he admits is rooted in trial and error.  

“We don’t all have to become farmers. This time, farmers can lead the way while everybody supports them through lifestyle tweaks. Buying their locally-sourced products, getting our produce from community-supported food co-ops or farmer’s markets, or even working in community gardens are all valuable contributions.”  

As the American Hemp Farmer series moves closer to greenlight, Doug Fine is available for interviews and further speaking engagements in fall/winter 2022. A website of Fine’s print and radio work, United Nations testimony, television appearances and TED Talk is at Follow him on Instagram and Twitter at @organiccowboy.  

Doug Fine’s “American Hemp Farmer” Sizzle Reel (2:47)
TV Series in development and available for distribution.

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