Anndrea Hermann is from Joplin, Missouri she graduated from Missouri Southern State University, Joplin, MO in 2002 with a B.GS in Hemp Ecolonomics. She acquired an internship with the Parkland Industrial Hemp Growers in the summer of 2001 and in late 2003, she was selected as a Manitoban Provincial Nominee under the Unique Skilled Worker Program (Hemp Technician). Anndrea became a Canadian landed immigrate/permanent resident in 2004 and in July of 2012 she became a Canadian Citizen holding dual USA citizenship. In August of 2008 she completed a Masters of Science in Hemp Fibre Agronomy at the University of Manitoba. She has authored articles, a book chapter and industry reviews. With over 15 years experience in the Canadian & International Cannabis industry, she has a wide range of interdisciplinary skills: Hemp Fibre & Seed Agronomy, Hemp Field Trials & Crop THC Sampling, Product Quality Standards and Testing, Sales, Marketing, Product Development, Regulatory Affairs, Certifications and Licensing, Client to Client Connections, Hemp Building Applications, Project Analysis, Bodycare, Fashion, Food and so much more….
Anndrea is the Owner of The Ridge International Cannabis Consulting, Owner of Hemp-Technologies (Canada), Instructor Oregon State University WSE266 Industrial Hemp, Advisor Nutiva, Independent Agent Forsberg Equipment and to Hemp Production Services. She is an Independent Professional Agrologist and researcher, President of the Hemp Industries Association, Special Committee Member (Former VP, Science Officer and Interim Executive Director) the Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance, member of the European Industrial Hemp Association and the International Hemp Building Association. She is a board advisor to Vote Hemp Inc. (USA), Manitoba Organic Alliance (Canada), Hemp Now South Africa and the Latin American Hemp Trading while supporting efforts in Oceania, Eurasia, South America and the Middle East. She is a Health Canada Authorized Hemp THC Sampler (2005-present) and assists with a wide range of interdisciplinary Cannabis related projects. She formally was the Sales Account and Marketing Manager, Agrologist & Industry Liaison for Hemp Oil Canada Inc, (primary contactor, processor and supplier of Canadian hemp ingredients and foods) and Hemp Research field technician for the Parkland Industrial Hemp Growers Co-op.
Anndrea continues to share her experiences in the areas of hemp cultivation, processing, regulations and networking (ect. all things hemp). In 2011, Anndrea was selected as A Champion of the New Rural Economy in Manitoba, Canada. Her background includes over 15 years of promoting Cannabis in the USA and 12 years of professional experience in the Canadian hemp sector from field to end consumer. Not only does she respect this plant but it is a way of life for her, eating hemp, wearing hemp, and building with hemp, speaking about hemp, sharing knowledge and inspiring others to do the same. Cannabis is part of what Anndrea calls her final vocabulary.