First Crop, a company dedicated to improving the health and wellness of people and planet through the regenerative power of hemp, has announced that its equity crowdfunding campaign is closing soon. Hosted on the MicroVentures platform, the campaign has raised more than $170,000 from 245 investors to date. First Crop offers an extensive line of USDA Certified Organic CBD oil products formulated by experts for maximum therapeutic benefit, supporting the body’s ability to feel well and stay well.
First Crop’s mission goes well beyond individual wellness, however. As a public benefit company, First Crop has committed itself to a social purpose alongside that of maximizing shareholder value: to improve the health and wellness of individuals, communities and the environment. Co-founder and CEO Dave Weir explains, “We view all facets of our mission as interconnected and our focus on organic remedies is no coincidence. Healthy soil. Healthy planet. Healthy you."
First Crop’s founders believe the cultivation of industrial hemp by small and mid-sized farms can be a key catalyst to economic renewal. First Crop provides farmer partners with subsidized seeds and offers hands-on consulting related to every aspect of producing a quality hemp crop, from site selection and soil and water evaluation to planting, growing, harvesting, drying and storing the crop. First Crop also advises on regenerative farming practices to optimize yields and restore the land. And First Crop guarantees purchase of harvested hemp at fair market prices. In addition, First Crop supports farmers and their communities through profit sharing and a generous charitable giving program.
In addition to hemp’s value to farmers as a high-value commodity crop, it also has a positive impact on the environment, serving as a biological regenerative ecosystem. By simply growing, it removes CO2 and other greenhouse gases from the air and regenerates the soil. Oil from its flowers and fibers from its stalk have abundant uses, in medicine, food, textiles, clothing, fuel, plastics and building materials.
A vertically integrated business, First Crop operates its own state-of-the-art hemp processing facility. Unlike many competitors, First Crop’s facility uses CO2 extraction technology to produce full-spectrum CBD oil without the use of chemicals or solvents. First Crop’s best-in-class products, including capsules, tinctures, and topicals, are made from unique proprietary formulations developed by experts that combine hemp extract with adaptogenic herbs. All products are USDA Certified Organic and Leaping Bunny Cruelty-Free certified. Furthermore, First Crop’s products are confirmed to be free of contaminants by third-party lab tests.
First Crop uses only recyclable glass jars and post-consumer recycled paper for its packaging.
"First Crop stands out from competitors in so many ways," says Weir, "from our social mission, to our USDA Organic certification, to our vertically integrated business offering seed-to-shelf quality control, traceability, and transparency. We are truly unique in the industry."
To learn more, visit First Crop’s page at https://firstcrop.kickizer.com/ before the campaign closes in the coming days.
About First Crop: First Crop is a public benefit company dedicated to healing people and planet. First Crop’s CBD products are USDA-certified organic and its oil is extracted from hemp that is grown using strict organic and regenerative farming practices. The First Crop product line includes capsules, tinctures and topicals that are formulated to promote overall wellness, reduce stress, improve sleep and relieve inflammation and pain caused by sore joints and muscles.