What Critics and Industry Leaders Are Saying About Doug Fine


What Critics and Industry Leaders

Are Saying About Doug Fine

Author and Speaker Continues to Promote

Climate mitigation Through His Expertise

In Hemp Farming and Regenerative Living

American Hemp Farmer TV Series Seeks Distribution

And Secures Opening Sponsorship

With Dr. Bronner’s, Top Selling Brand of Soaps

Online Hemp Gardening Course with Acres USA Now Available


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

“Doug Fine’s American Hemp Farmer

is one of those books that everyone should read.

[It] shines a light on the power

of regenerative farming and the hemp plant’s

critical role in potentially saving our planet.”

-The Bluntness

“For anyone interested in hemp cultivation

or simply learning more

about the newest ‘gold rush’ crop,

[American Hemp Farmer] is well worth picking up.”

– Publisher Weekly

“Doug is a great writer and performer,

but on top of that, he actually lives this regenerative life

– he builds his seed stock and milks goats in the middle of nowhere.

Thousands of folks already look to him

for guidance in this regenerative renaissance.”

– Eric Steenstra, president of the industry group Vote Hemp

“Fine is [a] storyteller in the mold of Douglas Adams” – Washington Post

“Hemp Bound is the best book of the year.

The issue is simple: farmers need hemp, the soil needs hemp,

forests need hemp, and humanity needs the plant

that the good Lord gave us for our own survival.

Hemp Bound tells us with detail and humor

how to get to the environmental Promised Land.

Doug has created a blueprint for the America of the future.”

– Willie Nelson

“By the end of Farewell, My Subaru you can think of nothing

that would seem like more fun than hanging out at Fine’s ranch,

vainly striving to keep his goats from eating the rose bushes.

Think James Herriot’s All Creatures Great and Small.”

– Salon

 “A fantastic piece of Americana that shows the way to a sustainable future.”

-David Bronner, CEO, Dr. Bronner’s, on American Hemp Farmer

“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 Festival

“One of NoCo’s favorite speakers

is bestselling author and regenerative hemp farmer Doug Fine.

We are psyched that it’s becoming clear that mitigating climate change

through regenerative farming is a broad, mainstream topic.”

– Let’s Talk Hemp

“Too High to Fail is a good rebuttal

to those who say stoners never accomplish anything

— Doug Fine did.”

– Bill Maher in the New York Times

“His book is researched and just skeptical enough

— his conclusions often include the word ‘promise’ —

that you don’t have to be high to believe

that indeed, hemp might save the world.”

– Santa Fe New Mexican

“Fine is, of course, an accidental activist, too,

but it’s hard not to admire his enthusiasm.

Warned by an economist not to expect a booming hemp culture

from the start, he was unfazed.

A short, sweet, logical and funny argument

for the potential of one of the world’s most dynamic cash crops.”

– Kirkus Review, on Hemp Bound

About Doug Fine  

Hemp and regenerative living expert, author, journalist, goat herder, speaker, and host Doug Fine shares his point of transformation to an expert hemp farmer. An excerpt taken from his book, American Hemp Farmer, Fine shares he and his family’s excitement in seeding their first hemp crop and honoring the land that allows and enriches life.  

Fine is the author of six books including American Hemp Farmer and the Boston Globe Bestseller, Farewell, My Subaru. His writings and expertise have led to media appearances (Conan, 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 TimesWashington Post, and Los Angeles Times, and being 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.  

Fine recently launched  Fine has his 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 (released in April 2020 by Chelsea Green Publishing) secured its opening sponsorship with Dr. Bronner’s, 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.