Brian Furnish is the President of Global Production at Ananda Hemp, where he is responsible for the oversight and alignment of U.S. farmers to ensure sustainability and security of production. As an eighth-generation tobacco farmer from Kentucky, Brian has been an instrumental player in establishing the legislation that has seen the legalization of industrial hemp in the U.S. and Kentucky. Brian has deep experience in Washington, D.C., working with a range of congressional staff members to guide and support the new Congressional hemp measures. Brian served as the former Chairman of the Kentucky Hemp Industry Association and has held a range of directorships across agricultural organizations. Brian holds a B.A from Eastern Kentucky University.