Inst. Anndrea Hermann, M.Sc, B.GS, P.Ag.
Internationally renowned hemp expert Anndrea Hermann is originally from Joplin, Missouri. She graduated from Missouri Southern State University 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 immigrant/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, edited and co-authored books/chapters and industry reviews. In 2011, Anndrea was selected as a Champion of the New Rural Economy in Manitoba, Canada, 2017, Anndrea was the first women inducted into the Hemp History Hall of Fame, 2018 recipient of the HIA Lifetime Achievement Award and one of the 10 person selected by Hemp History Week as a key advocate in the last 10 years.
With over 21 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 Principle of The Ridge International Cannabis Consulting, Owner of Hemp-Technologies (Canada), Owner/Host iHempRadio.com, Director of Inside Sales Hemp Production Services and Instructor Oregon State University WSE266 Industrial Hemp. Fashion ambassador to Hemp Hoodlamb and Efforts Clothing. She is an Independent Professional Agrologist and researcher, Board Member (President Emeritus) of the Hemp Industries Association, Special Committee Member (Former Board Member, 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. Formally a board advisor to Vote Hemp Inc. (USA), Manitoba Organic Alliance (Canada) while continuing to support efforts in Oceania, Eurasia, South America, Africa, Europe and the Middle East.
She is a Health Canada Authorized Hemp THC Sampler (2005-present), Canadian Hemp Licensee 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., 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 (all things hempy). Her background includes over 20 years of promoting Cannabis and has an exemplary professional service record in the international hemp sector from regulation to 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.