The Sumner Foundation is working with an international team of agronomy and climate change experts to manage proposed industrial hemp cultivation and processing assets in Central and Eastern Europe.  


The Foundation has agreed terms to acquire an existing 10,000 acre farm within the European Union.  The farm has been performing for decades and is now transitioning to the cultivation and processing of industrial hemp.  


Industrial hemp is a crop that requires no field rotation, has a greater impact on eliminating CO2 than a comparative size rainforest, and is the subject of both existing and developing uses to replace certain plastics, packaging and aggregates.  

The multi-use optionality and attributes of industrial hemp put it at the forefront of the battle against climate change in the agronomy sector.