Nate Wittkamp of Wittkamp Grain and Vegetable LLC grows asparagus, hemp, pickles, and zucchini on his farm in Oceana County. Nate graduated from Michigan State University and worked as a sales agronomist for Wilbur Ellis. After working for them and farming at the same time, he was approached by investors and asked to grow 200 acres of hemp. Instead of having two full-time jobs, he concentrated only on the farm to develop this commercially-new crop. In his free time, he follows Michigan State sports, bow hunts, and goes to the beach.

Listen as Nate talks about:

  • The original gold rush mentality of hemp that has since calmed down
  • What it’s like to not have sports due to COVID-19
  • Reasons behind hand labor
  • The amazing growth of asparagus
  • The experiments you can do with crops when no one yet has all the answers

 

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