Pivotal Farms’ immediate focus is to raise $350,000 to launch a regenerative cannabis farm paying fair wages and growing local community. An initial investment will enable the business to prepare for its first growing season, and hire and train a core team to launch its collective services. Staff needed includes an agronomist specializing in sustainable agriculture, two farmers, a staff attorney and accountant, and a communications manager.
To date, Pivotal Farms has scouted possible farm locations in California as well as started the licensing process to meet state and federal regulations for hemp and marijuana production. This initial round of funding will support securing agricultural land, purchasing farm equipment and seed stock, and setting up an organic compost system. The farm will be a 30-50 acre operation located in the temperate zones of either the Central or Imperial Valley. Both of these areas are optimal regions for regenerative agriculture practices and allow for human scale within the enterprise’s chosen community. Once the farm is established, their growth strategy is to add more producers, distributors, and buyers to share in the organization’s services.