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How Farmers and Churches in Texas are Embracing the Cannabis and Hemp Industry with Adam Byrd and Chris Patillo

Episode 125 - Chris and Adam

Adam Byrd and Chris Patillo are the co-founders of Wichita Falls Texas Hemp Company.

They met at a local church. Both have been advocating cannabis for years. Chris started six years ago, together with his wife. While Adam spent most of his time in books.

After the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill, they knew it was the perfect opportunity to bring home this excellent plant to the farmers who were struggling.

In today’s episode, Adam and Chris talk about the unlimited possibilities of the plant that they would like to unlock, the farmers’ and churches’ reception to the cannabis and hemp industry in Texas, and how they’re shifting the people’s mindset.

Don’t miss this super exciting episode with Adam and Chris!


We have an opportunity to transition not just the local community but the world stage by doing something that provides for our growth. – Adam Byrd


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Some Topics We Discussed Include

4:09 – How Chris and Adam started their journey and what brought them together
8:44 – The legislative landscape in Texas
12:00 – CBG, the next big craze?
18:18 – Texas’ farmer’s reception to hemp farming
24:55 – Raising churches’ awareness about cannabis through the proper proliferation of information
31:24 – Biggest challenges in building Wichita Falls Texas Hemp Company
41:16 – Words of wisdom

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Transcript

Sonia Gomez: What’s up, guys? Sonia Gomez coming to you from Denver, Colorado on another amazing episode of The Hemp Revolution Podcast where we are sharing and telling the real story of cannabis and hemp through the eyes of the entrepreneurs and changemakers who are pushing this incredible industry forward. 

As you know, if you’ve been listening to us or if you’re brand new to our community, welcome. We are on a mission and are extremely dedicated to sharing the truth about cannabis and hemp, and all of its derivatives and microcosms of the industry. We want to help you make empowered and educated decisions about how you care for yourself. This beautiful gift of life that people and family members that you care about, the diseases you may be confronted with, or health challenges you may be confronted with or otherwise just, enjoying this beautiful gift of life that we all have. 

If you’re someone who’s looking for products and resources that you can depend on to deliver the results that you’re looking for, check us out at medicalsecrets.com for some quick and easy reads and our favorite picks for products. 

And if you’re someone who is in the cannabis and hemp business, perhaps you’re hitting some brick walls or glass ceilings, maybe you’re brand new to the business and want to avoid any of the many pitfalls and challenges that come along with owning a business in this space. I’d love to hear your story shoot me an email at Sonia@medicalsecrets.com and I’d love to connect. 

Guys, you know that I fish and farm out the best of the best in the industry people from all different walks of life and all different levels of success folks with a big vision, huge hearts and a mission to transform the way that we think about and talk about and utilize cannabis and the land that it grows it today is no different. 

I’m super excited to introduce you to my guests who, at the core like my husband, are some Texas boys. They are a company that is shaping the future of hemp in Texas which is a tough fight all in itself using a model of a focus on the farmers which is the rock star in this plant moving forward. They are seeing more and more people switch back to farm life and we need more of this throughout our communities and societies. They are working to get processing online in both Wichita Falls, Texas, and Dallas Fort Worth area, which, in fact, is one of the most major bottlenecks in this emerging industry. They’re also supplying genetics of CBG at an extremely affordable rate.

Here to share more about what they’re doing, what their vision is, and the mission that they are out to accomplish. My good friends, Adam Byrd, and Chris Patillo. How’s it going?

Adam Byrd: Hi, Sonia.

Chris Patillo: Going very well, Sonia. Thanks for having us.

Sonia Gomez: Yes, I’m super excited to have you guys on. Really inspired by the work that you guys are doing. I and my team have done some pretty extensive digging into your personal and professional backgrounds, but for folks who are listening and who have not had the opportunity to learn about you guys, why don’t you share a little bit about who you are, what your backgrounds are and what you’re up to in the cannabis craze?

How Chris and Adam Started Their Journey and What Brought Them Together

Chris Patillo: Well, I kind of started out in this industry about six years ago, my wife and I, we started running around the country. And I’ve just had such a passion for the plant. I tried to learn every side of it that I could. So my wife worked in a dispensary. I worked on the farms I worked in the processing, and I worked in it in multiple states to just try to get an overall aggregate of what we can kind of do. 

And my good friend Adam actually called me back to Texas wherein we had a meeting of the minds to actually start working on hemp in Texas, and it comes about that the farm bill and we can finally bring a plant that is so wonderful back to our home state. It is an opportunity that we are feeling very blessed with.

Adam Byrd: [inaudible] Chris was running around. Up north, visiting all these farms and get his hands dirty. I was spending most of my time in books down here. It’s been a couple of victory laps in college and had the opportunity to see firsthand, you know, the agricultural business economics and how that pans out. 

Over the last 25 years, there’s been a drastic shift to where, you know, we have centralization of production centers. And we have as a goal to institute a policy of permaculture on these farms, enabling the farmers to have available access readily available access to the market, in a multitude of manners, where they’re able to produce goods on-site, then enables them to not only regenerate their soil and create a final product for anything that they decide to grow in future years but also create a quality of life that is unlike anything that’s currently available.

Sonia Gomez: Oh my gosh, I can’t agree with you more. There was a long time where with our first three kids, we made the decision to live pretty ruly about 45 minutes away from a gallon of gas or even a gallon of milk. And we grew most of the food that we ate and shared with our community we were a very, are a very prayerful community. So, we frequently got together with our communities and families to share in food and prayer.

It was such a wonderful lifestyle to be able to be home with our kids, letting them learn and see and be a part of that sort of not to be sort of generic or whatever, but the circle of life. It’s quite literally a circle of life and there are a pattern and a rhythm that you have to follow to enjoy that lifestyle but also succeed in that type of lifestyle and it’s such an incredible thing to be able to share with the next generation who I’m pretty scared right now most kids don’t know how to dig in the soil, plant a seed and bring tomato off the vine, you know? And that’s pretty horrifying if you think about it.

Chris Patillo: Well they can on Minecraft.

Sonia Gomez: Yeah, they can play a sick game of Minecraft. You’re right, you’re right. We’ll give the youth their credit where it’s due. I’m really interested. Texas is a pretty volatile market. This is not someplace that we imagined. And I have to be honest with you, I’m not the person to ask about predicting like what’s going to happen next with legislative development, because when Oklahoma came online with full-scale recreational use, I was dumbfounded. I thought for certain that they were going to be one of the last men standing, but no, there’s a booming market there. And more and more, especially This week is my text this week, I’ve had at least four entrepreneurs with incredible vision and incredible businesses coming onto the show, reaching out to me in some capacity and talking about how they’re delicately, slowly but surely, opening up educational awareness, legislative development, even product sales right there in Texas. Talk to me a little bit about the legislative landscape right now and what could or is preventing you guys from making the headway that you want to make and the change that you want to make as fast as you want to make it?

The Legislative Landscape in Texas

Chris Patillo: Well, it’s really just kind of been an anchor, as it were. So 1325 house bill 1325 went through and opened up Hemp. Well, now it’s taken them all the way around, and now they’re going to start actually opening up licensing on the 16th of this month, and it’s just been so long and so hard of a row to hoe to figure out what the rules are going to be and how they’re going to do it. 

And a couple of things that it’s like they went a little bit overboard, they switch to a total THC, which kind of changes how it’s been operating in Colorado and Oregon in different places already. So we have been coming in with an eight-year gap behind and so it’s our legislative has just been kind of anchoring us along here. We’re ready to grow. We’re getting antsy and we want to plant.

Sonia Gomez: Yeah, I’m sure I mean, you guys have incredible assets and an incredible environment to be able to produce really quality products for both this cannabinoid craze, but also the real future of industrial hemp and the real uses that we’re gonna see global disruption in existing marketplaces. 

This is something that I’m super passionate about. And it’s funny for me because I’m over from the west coast, right, which is not so conservative. As a matter of fact, we’re quite liberal in that part of the country, and for a long time, the rainbow gathering and the quote-unquote hippies of the world, have all congregated and gathered in that part of our country to advocate for and educate around the powers of hemp.

And nothing was really taken very seriously. It was sort of just like the hippies preach if they were talking about biodiesel or hemp-friendly fabrics or just sustainable practices to create reusable resources, building materials, textiles, of all sorts, fuel of all sorts. Just all of these different things that we use every single day, but really take for granted as far as what the availability or sustainability is going to be for our community, or let alone our planet, right? 

You guys are quite invested in the future of this industry while you’re playing in the cannabinoid craze. Talk to me a little bit about what you guys are doing with CBG which is known as the mother cannabinoid. It’s the next big buzz in you know, first, it was THC with cannabis legalization. Now it’s CBD from an expansive market that we can serve nationally. And CBG is the next big sort of craze coming online that and CBN What are you guys doing with CBG right now, and then I’d love to talk more about how you guys are investing in the future of this industry through fiber and fuel and textile.

CBG, The Next Big Craze?

Adam Byrd: You want to build this one

Chris Patillo: Adam, you got it.

Adam Byrd: So CBG we engage this past year with a couple of these breeders. As we did not have a cost-effective option for Texas. We have an interest in this cannabinoid as its potential total THC is below not only the federal legal requirement at post D carb but also the international availability which avails our farmers to options around the world. 

Our whole goal is to have something that is at least twice profitable for the farmer, in regards to cotton, and we feel that this crop and particularly going after select cannabinoids, as a way to write their bank accounts, make sure that the farmers land is not about to be lost, enables them to go after what people perceive as some of these riskier options. 

And in doing so, we will utilize the profits earned from the CBG operations to ensure infrastructure and enable us to institute a policy of permaculture on these farms, where we can go in and grow cannabinoid, non-cannabinoid oriented fiber crops. 

Now we do have some options from down south, where they have CBN in a seeded crop that is of use against the pharmaceutical industry and is of use for every American that’s fighting anxiety or depression or God knows how many of these maladies that affect them on a daily basis. So we’re trying to position that so that’s kind of the tip if you will, but the main thrust of this is it enables us on each and every farm to begin producing biodiesel, begin utilizing the material for the farmers’ goods, whether that be cattle, whether that be any number of other livestock. 

And then furthermore, we’ll be able to bring in labor and build with the herd and hempcrete and provide you know, quality homes for you know, a different quality life. Our whole goal is to transition and ensure an ever-increasing number of farmers, we want to make them the rockstars? And how do we do that? we got to make sure that they have an approach that does not put them in harm’s way or as you would see back in 1983 to 85, where the debt versus income ratio overcame the farmers and we saw the consolidation of their acreage. We want to prevent that whenever you have consolidation in any market. You see, it’s very unstable. It is not you know, it’s like a black swan. There is no black swan until you see one and then you see several. 

The issue that we’re trying to prevent here is a collapse and we are approaching one at a record pace. So this crop avails us to an opportunity where if and that’s if we approach it accordingly, we will be able to provide for shipping vessels, with a little bit of diesel. We will be able to provide for aviation fuel jp 54. We will be able to take the material and put it through decortication and processing come up with graphene carbon fiber-based materials for these wonderful manufacturing goods that will radically alter every single American, not just Americans, but every single individual across the face of the globe, and higher quality of life a higher standard of living. 

This crop avails us to an opportunity, that's if we approach it accordingly. - Chris Patillo Click To Tweet

Well, especially once they get their teeth stuck into it, amen. So we just want to give them an opportunity to do just that. And with this crop, we don’t feel that we can overproduce, you know, we’ll be able to go a couple of different ways with each crop, whether it be the seed from the [unintelligible], the material for the cannabinoids, the fiber and bass material for manufacturing and heard for construction and animal fee. We have an amazing opportunity.

Sonia Gomez: Truly it is an incredible opportunity. And I’m super excited to hear that I was actually just visiting a manufacturing facility yesterday that’s about 55,000 square feet and they’re processing thousands of pounds of biomass every single day. And I’m asking them, what are they doing with the material once it’s complete, and they’re sending it right back to the farmers to till into the soil so that they can get the nitrogen back into the soil and restore the vitality of the soil. 

They’re also using it for animal bedding, which is amazing. I’m so excited to see how the manufacturers who are really kind of– they’re definitely a joint in the industry right now. I’m really excited to see how a lot of them are building in full-scale sustainability practices so that everything is being utilized and nothing is left behind or considered to be a waste. So it’s really exciting to see.

What has been the temperature with the, I’m gonna ask first the farmers, because I think that especially folks in your region, right, the southern part of the United States all the way over to the southeast. You guys are relatively conservative. It also is known as the Bible Belt, right? And a lot of it a lot of instances that this means that whether or not they think it’s good, communally, they tend to be afraid of prosecution or judgment, right? 

Chris Patillo: Right.

Sonia Gomez: They want to fit in, they don’t want to step out of the status quo. They’re very much true to their church and therefore their community. And it’s very familial. I would be so brave and bold to say, almost incestuous in the sense that they can’t think for themselves in a lot of cases. And I find that to be true when I’m trying to like, move somebody’s mindset from unacceptable to acceptable and safe. 

So for you guys when you’re approaching different farmers and you’re getting people on board with this vision, what is the temperature with the farmers? Are you met with a lot of resistance? How are you sort of helping them make that transition in their mindset to say yes I can, Yes, I want to, and Yes, I will.

Texas’ Farmers Reception to Hemp Farming

Chris Patillo: Well, at this point, the farmers are actually desperate, the farmers have been hurting and all the different crops that have been coming through and they are scrounging and trying to hold on. This is a plant that offers an opportunity. Now if you look at it with the pie in the sky eyes, you can see the zeros behind it, then you get blinded to it. There is a lot of work that goes into actually putting this together. And we are trying to help the farmer understand what that is and get an operational learning curve to kind of walk them through. 

The farmer is the one that again is the rock star. They don’t need any of our help to the farm. This is just a new row crop. The legislation is the one’s that are thinking that this is anything different, but the farm bill makes it to where this is wheat, oats, and barley. they just have to learn how [crosstalk] 

Adam Byrd: It’s an agricultural crop. And to help with that, the farmers, they’re anxiously excited. They are very interested. However, they also have a very healthy skepticism when it comes to legislation, and appropriately so, as a [crosstalk]

Chris Patillo: [crosstalk] and scaring them in the past, there have been a lot of crazies that came through like through here would be glad.

Adam Byrd: [crosstalk] And we have people who aren’t getting paid for crops that they’re producing now, whether it be peanuts or soybeans, and so we want to implement as a policy that farmers were able to put cash in their hands and that enables the farmers too, you know, have a respecting how it’s a lot of work, but it pays off and the goal that we want to institute, across the board and the approach more accurately as Chris is fond of highlighting is a prohibition for alcohol or this plant was started spearheaded by the church and by the womenfolk? Well, we see that as an opportunity now a prohibition has ended to utilize those same two points in the church and the family, to be able to bring this home and put this in the farmers here. Allow them to understand the potential that we have facing us. If we’re able to scale appropriately.

Chris Patillo: The community [crosstalk]

Adam Byrd: Exactly it’s about community because there’s not going to be one farmer able to accomplish this all it’s going to be many different aspects within the community bringing value to the table so that everyone gets to eat.

Sonia Gomez: So incredible. 

Chris Patillo: Go ahead.

Sonia Gomez: I was just gonna say that’s, that’s so incredible, and I love to hear that the farmers are, you know, embracing this as an opportunity. No, I know how the crazes go and get digging yourself out of the hole can be really, really challenging. 

My husband’s cousin is one of Colorado’s largest USDA certified organic bean farmers. And he has just stuck with the beans because that’s what pays the bills and watched several of his colleagues fall under the weight of the crazes that have come through where he has just been really steadfast. But this year, he finally opened up a pretty significant amount of land to hemp farmers, which for this New Yorker was not necessarily something that he welcomed in the past. 

So I’m pretty excited to see the farming community embracing this. I know how much it’s going to transform and pre-interview we were talking about The necessity to prevent the next Dustbowl and this I believe, is going to be one of the healing components necessary to make that possible. Are you experiencing any pushback in your communities or from your legislatures when you’re presenting your plan or idea to them?

Adam Byrd: Chris, you can go ahead.

Chris Patillo: So there’s not as much pushback as you would think. People are genuinely curious about what’s going on. And now we have the politicians that are now in this position where they’ve been anti for so many years, but now they have to comply, where they’re scrambling for answers. So there’s actually an opportunity here to actually reach out to your senators and your representatives and actually tell them what’s going on and tell them what your needs, wants, and desires are because they are supposed to be there representing you. So, you have to be in their ear in order to get that duck.

Adam Byrd: And then the confluence that we see the issue at hand is they’re not becoming abundantly transparent, as their interests are aligned with those who put money in their pockets. And regardless of the tax farming that they have implemented, quite [unintelligible] these farmers are now competing with corporate interests and more often than not completely contradictory to what the needs to happen for the local business before the local farmer. 

And we see a frustrating trend, where very few elements within a community are able to stem or turn the tide of these farmers’ interests. And it’s heartbreaking. And we see this across Texas, not just in Texas, it’s across America. So we do have you know, pioneer farmers going out feeding this to their cattle according to data ensuring that we have the proper positioning to force the federal and local governments’ hands, that they are then able to proliferate, the growth of this crop.

Chris Patillo: It’s enabling the high tides all boats rise with the being able to work together.

Sonia Gomez: Amen to that I’d like I’m sitting over here wanting to give a round of applause because like, this is such important work that you guys are doing. And I am so privileged to have the job that I have in getting to hear and then tell your guys’ stories through our platform like this is just, this is the kind of stuff that gets me really super excited and I just want to take a moment and express my gratitude for your vision and for the work that you’re doing. such important stuff, guys.

Raising Churches’ Awareness About Cannabis Through The Proper Proliferation of Information

Adam Byrd: [crosstalk] real quick. It’s not our vision. We’re the hands and feet when we’ve been given a message. And our whole goal is to proliferate the good news that God loves you whether you like it or not, and he’s given us an opportunity. Now, you mentioned previously the church being one of the positions that prevent people from jumping on board and it has. But with a proper proliferation of information, we see that shifting, [unintelligible], and Isaiah referenced in Genesis 1:29. It talks about the plants of renown. Well, in Genesis it talks about God gave us all the bearing Earth. 

This is one of those that you look throughout history, and every time humanity has embraced this crop is provided clothing, animal feed, an expansionary effort for a civilization that takes hold of this unlike any other and look at the Babylonians, the Mesopotamians, you look at the Greek Yuan empires or you want to talk about Macedonian or the Romans. 

You see a prolific expansion in their civilization when this is implemented appropriately. If we’re able to take hold of that now, this great country has a chance to rectify itself, not only just in debt, but also in the vision that we had once had, where we were the land of opportunity, where there was plenty here. And now we are gone to a mindset of scarcity. We want to shift that mindset to mindset.

And how do we do that?

Sonia Gomez: Oh my god, are you a preacher? I literally just had so many goosebumps and chills all over my body when you were like, I have no choice but to say amen right now like that was–

Chris Patillo: Amen.

Sonia Gomez: Yes, amen right now. Yes. Yes, praise because I’m telling you, you’re not wrong. I mean, literally, you’re not wrong. The mindset is very much towards the scarcity mindset, every man for themselves. Gosh, so super powerful. Thank you for that very, very powerful.

Adam Byrd: It’s our joy. 

Sonia Gomez: Yes, I can see that and I can feel it. So excited, you have no idea. You literally have no idea. A lot of the time in and I’ll just be straight. I’m not one of those girls who you know, have to, you never have to guess what I’m thinking or feeling. I’m just gonna tell it like it is. 

A lot of the time I have guests come on here and they’re using the platform to self-promote, and which is fine. I encourage that. I want folks to feel comfortable and confident to share what’s incredible about themselves and what they do. However, the difference in this conversation is very much of the consciousness of family, community, society, right, and that of a nation. 

Chris Patillo: Responsibility. 

Sonia Gomez: Yeah, and I was gonna use that word, the duty, and responsibility That is built-in and carrying a message which invokes a mission. And that becomes very powerful. And people sign on to that. It’s not products that make people move. It’s the people, the vision, the mission, and feeling like they’re a part of something greater, that makes the difference. 

And as the entrepreneurs or the or the magic messengers that you are, you’re carrying a great amount of responsibility and upholding to a duty to transform the way that things are being done. And that is a beautiful thing to see. And God bless your wives and your children who get to witness your good work in the world. I tell you.

Adam Byrd: Well, that’s why we do it. That’s the goal is we’re as you know, men in this world and then ladies as well. Our goal is to provide a future that’s better. No one we entered into. And if you know, sidestep from that we become absorbed by selfishness, by self-centered or self-focused, feeding. And if we step away from that for just a moment, and release the ego, then we have an opportunity for not one or a couple, but for all to share it. And that’s when we have joy. 

Because when we overproduce this crop, we will then be able to radically alter points of capital input. And I don’t mean money when I say capital, I mean, sources of capital production, going back to Marx. And once we diffuse that, you will see a tremendous shift in the quality of life where wealth is not sequestered, or influence and power is not limited to those, you know, on East coaster and Wall Street. 

It avails us to a going back in time, if you will, is the way I phrase this every acre of the crop that we plant of this specific crop, gives us a little more time on that clock, you go back to the 60s and I said we’re five minutes to midnight, we’re two minutes to midnight. Well, now when we look Got it worked 3 am we’re well beyond going back and look at Antarctica and Eagle island was over 60 degrees early in the year, we have an opportunity to transition not just the local community but the world stage by, you know, doing something that provides for our growth. 

And providing in the backdrop is our whole goal for the first couple of years. So that people don’t have to change how they consume. They don’t have to go out and seek, you know, shift in the market, it will happen on its own. And we will be able to with this crop, provide options for petrol options for plastic options for base materials that avail ourselves. Food. It changed the diet changed the way that they look at life in availing ourselves to this higher quality of living that we were intended to have, that we’ve been deprived of, for over almost a century at this point. 

So it’s heartbreaking and heart-wrenching, but we get joy out of spreading information because maybe one of the listeners will hear this battle cry and will say, Hey, you know what, I have something to add to that I can do that. Well, that’s all we need every acre [crosstalk]

We get joy out of spreading information because maybe one of the listeners will hear this battle cry. - Adam Byrd Click To Tweet

Chris Patillo: [crosstalk] enables their passions.

Adam Byrd: Amen. That’s what it’s about. If you set yourself on fire people will gather around to watch you burn. So it’s about community. It’s about getting more and more people on board.

Sonia Gomez: Yes, absolutely. So with that, let me ask Let me ask this. I always ask this but I’m going to ask you all to what, what has been the one or two biggest challenges in getting this off the ground?

Biggest Challenges in Building Wichita Falls Texas Hemp Company

Chris Patillo: Well, in James, I say encounter, James 1 it says kind of every trial as a joy. And one of the main things that we kind of do whenever we just start proliferating information as we create competition, but what that does is it legitimizes the company or legitimizes the industry. More We need more people to pick up something and go do something, it is tired of waiting for somebody else to go and wait for this other person to do a thing. They need to grab the hoe, they need to grab the shovel, they need to grab the dirt and get to work or grab whatever they are wanting to help or design whatever it is they want to do. They need to enable their passion and whatever they’re passionate, this plant has space for it and it is just now opening up and we need everyone.

They need to enable their passion and whatever they're passionate, this plant has a space for it and it is just now opening up and we need everyone. - Chris Patillo Click To Tweet

Adam Byrd: We do and their dollar. So when we’re looking at, you know, the example I said a little bit ago when we’re talking about light yourself on fire, you know, you can’t share a chair that light with just one or two people yet share with anybody who has the ability to see. And in doing so you provide an opportunity for them not to walk blindly. For them to have you know focused attention that they’re able to walk forward boldly, without fear of stumbling. 

And when that happens then you look around and rather quickly you find yourself surrounded by like-minded individuals. So what we’re looking at here is an industry that’s really in its infancy, this that when we see the potential of this, it is far outstripping every other opportunity that is currently on the market, whether it be technological, whether that be manufacturing order that we are looking at, you know, natural resource harvesting and transportation, we have a tremendous opportunity our foot right here in front of us. 

And if we seize hold, and move forward, effectively arm and arm, we see a radical transition in a very short period of time. So what we need in Texas and not just Texas, but across the United States, is proper manufacturing, and proper availability of an understanding of what this crop can do. the manufacturing we need decortication when you guys and gals that, you know they’re not only going to be running the crop, but they’re also going to have their hand and manufacturing these goods. In order to affect that. We have to have the proper proliferation of information So it starts with everybody reading from the same hymnal, reading from the same page. So that when we sing, it’s not a good company, but a symphony. We can all move in unison together. And that starts with everybody receiving that we can everybody receives the message. The good news that God loves you and it gave us an opportunity for a better life. We just need to seize hold of it.

Sonia Gomez: I hear I hear from especially from the farming community, the decor–, I can never say the freaking word. 

Chris Patillo: Decorticaro.

Sonia Gomez:  Yes. not currently available in the United States, or is that still is that false? And we’ve gotten we’ve brought that some online here.

Adam Byrd: Well, we have some that are 60 or 70 years old, that were utilized for textile purposes back in World War Two, when Manila was captured by Japanese we started production of hemp at home for our naval vessels. And in doing so we provided an abundance of what we would call proliferated as of yet, but our ability to process it has diminished. 

So as far as the manufacturing centers, they are not established in the US. There’s a company out of Canada that is offering a hemp train is the name of that. And it can do around a ton an hour. And that’s phenomenal. But just for a small scale, looking at one county in West Texas, we are talking about needing eight or 10 of those machines, just to do a reasonable science from. the cost is rather prohibitive at this point in time. 

And look overseas in Belgium, where they’ve been doing this for some time. And there’s the availability to do in excess of you know, seven to 10 tonnes an hour. Well, that’s phenomenal, but it’s still not quite where we need. We need to have those machines running 24 seven, just unable to properly sort the material from this one grow in a timely fashion. 

That’s nevertheless counting the other 50 counties in Texas alone. So, in order for us to proliferate this crop as an agricultural commodity, there need to be steps taken by those who may or may not be a farmer, who may just have an inkling of an understanding of what this looks like, in all walks of life, whether you do have you know, Wall Street or you know, you’re working in the finance industry, or you have your hands in the dirt, or somewhere in between. 

This is the crop that has the opportunity to bring everyone back together. And so with that in mind, you know, we need manufacturers in America specifically Texas that are oriented for producing, you know, the capital requirements of this machine, these elements that allow us to proliferate the potential of the crop. 

This is the crop that has the opportunity to bring everyone back together. - Adam Byrd Click To Tweet

You know, if we’re talking about biodiesel, that is something that can be set up within a week or two on-site on the phone. And you’re talking about now something that doesn’t clog up the oil filters as corn does. You’re able to produce readily methanol and ethanol and abundance out of your waste. And so in order to generate that waste appropriately, it’s not wasted. It’s not refuse. But you know, it’s not what is currently available.

Unknown Speaker: [crosstalk]

Adam Byrd: Yes, it is a zero-waste plan.

Chris Patillo: And with that being planned, it all goes to the trash can which becomes biodiesel, so no matter what it can go somewhere.

Adam Byrd: Exactly, exactly. And the whole goal that we’re implementing and you know, you utilize the term regenerative farm, which is phenomenal. That is I need that term to proliferate. But we are also working on something called permaculture, which includes regenerative farming to ensure that the acreage itself the soil quality increases year after year, but 

Furthermore, we’re putting infrastructure on the acreage that avails the farmers to many other options that were previously out of reach. We aren’t talking about putting in you know, not just, you know, renewable energy and greater road access water access and, you know, keeping them oriented towards conservative thought and their resource allocation. 

But also, and availing them to a [unintelligible] dedicated to harvesting, they have multiple streams of income, such as data aggregation, the farmers are able to pay attention to what they’re doing as they’re doing it, monitor that data and feed it into a data matrix, then we’re then able to cut that up a dozen different ways, avail that information to the public. 

And now the farmer is able to get paid off of not only their work, but how they went about doing work, which enables these guys to engage into the technological sphere, not only for creating the baseline products, such as dressing, which will be tremendous over the next decade but also for going after server farms on the farms. So they not only can they monitor their data and the flow, but they also get paid off of its throughput and it’s an added value. 

All we’re trying to accomplish, and some people tell us this is too much, is to level the playing field to some degree where people’s efforts are justly rewarded.

All we're trying to accomplish (and some people tell us this is too much) is to level the playing field to some degree where people's efforts are justly rewarded. - Adam Byrd Click To Tweet

Chris Patillo: Just try to make it you reap what you sow. That’s it.

Sonia Gomez: I love it. You guys, this is such beautiful, credible work that you’re doing. And I feel so deeply tied to the work of so many friends who are not generational farmers who have gone that direction and have been extremely successful with restorative agriculture, creating food, forests, transforming literally desert lands, over-grazed lands into lush water filled rollable property.

It’s exciting credible to see how they work with the land and with the water and all the pull water out of thin air, all of a sudden, there are springs popping up all over the place. It’s just incredible to watch and I’m really excited to follow your guys’ journey, you’ve already given such a tremendous amount of value both. 

And so I feel almost foolish asking the question, but I just want to make sure that if there are any other gold nuggets in there, that they’re captured right here on the podcast. So let me ask this question in this in the segment, I call it the words of wisdom. And this is my opportunity or our opportunity to sort of collaborating and share.

Knowing what we know now having come through what we’ve come through and gotten to where we’ve gotten to what would be one or two key pieces of advice from each of you that you might offer a budding entrepreneur or existing business owner, somebody who’s young in this space to help them avoid the potential pitfalls, and make that quantum leap to bring value into this industry?

Words of Wisdom

Chris Patillo: Well, first I would kind of say is always stay hungry, because you have to have a thirst for knowledge to want to desire to keep pushing forward, as you are going through this. Right now, we are not at the promised land times we are at the get to work times. And it’s going to require that you’re going to push up your sleeves and go to work. 

Work is going to be different for every single person that’s involved with it, that we’re really excited about this is even people that have different disabilities would be able to kind of come in and we would want to encourage people to think about what their passions are, and then get into an align where you can do that through hemp or cannabis wherever you are because it’s going to take the nationwide effort to go together. 

So information, spreading it, information, gathering it, and connecting arm and arm with your brothers and sisters.

Sonia Gomez: Good one. Follow that.

Adam Byrd: [crosstalk]

look at Zerubbabel and [unintelligible] Bible where it talks about Persia taking off all the Jews the first use for. we have an opportunity here to rebuild the walls so to speak, solidify our approach to community. Before you do that, consider the cost. Make sure that you are cognizant and you have your eyes open to as much of the opportunity and the risk that this will bring in. 

That being said, that is why we advise relying on your brother to lean on him. So lean on, you know where two or more gathered, God is present. a quarter three strands are not easily broken. So our goal is to go into as many different regions as we’re able to enable the local populace from regional control. And if we have people’s mindset that we can begin locally, and transition that impact, not only federally but globally, that is how we start taking measurable steps that impact your brother here close and abroad. With this material, we can create body armor and weaponry and all sorts of other things but we can also create a lifestyle that does not require us to need those things. 

So as far as words of wisdom, it would be Don’t try to do it on your own. Ensure every piece of information you receive, do your own homework. And all the way through, ensure that you have a backup that doesn’t rely on anyone else that you are moving forward as you’re taking hold of your own future. And you were taking active steps to protect against outside influences. not be what I would advise when looking getting into this. Oh, and when you think you have nothing left, you’re brought to your knees. That’s right where you need to be. That means you should be praying. It ain’t got nothing left. And then it starts.

Chris Patillo: Do it again.

Adam Byrd: And again and again. So if you enjoy the process more than the profit, right, then you’re geared for this industry. But if your goal is the money at the end of the rainbow, then this may not be the best place for you.

Sonia Gomez: Man, y’all got me shook over here. I’m like, I’m ready that I’m feeling good. The vibration is high on this side of the line. I’ll tell you what the vibration is high. You’re literally preaching to the choir. I talked about this all the time, man and I say it like this. If you don’t have a god-given passion and purpose, the profitability of this business is pretty sparse. 

It’s a very, very cash-intensive. And if you’re not on a bigger mission, with a purpose and passion, the profitability is going to continuously evade you because you’re in it for the wrong reasons. And cannabis has been like that, for as long as I can remember.

The folks who came in and I’m talking about the old school of the industry, you know, the folks who came in and loved the plant and really put the time and energy, you could really see the difference in the end product from you know, the other folks who were just like industrial farming and putting out as many people as they could, for the sake of selling it and living this crazy lifestyle, right? 

Adam Byrd: Right. The love you put into this crop, it repays tenfold. 

Sonia Gomez: Yeah, absolutely. So that has not changed, that has not changed. What has changed people and the practice that is involved with this industry? So I’ll piggyback off of what you guys have said, which, essentially, the first thing I heard was teamwork, you can’t go at this alone. You have to really have a strong team around you, whether they’re, you know, family, friends, people that you’ve developed a relationship with. 

My suggestion is you take a look at a book called The Millionaire Master Plan. And there’s a profiling test included inside of this book that was written by Roger James Hamilton, who is somewhat of a futuristic entrepreneur. He’s taken about 5000 years of the [unintelligible] and paired it with modern-day entrepreneurial ism To help you identify who you are, what your natural talents are and how you should leverage those talents to be a part of a team or build a team that can help you bring the most amount of value into the marketplace with the most amount of leverage so that you can make the biggest impact and therefore be rewarded by the marketplace with the most amount of income that’s possible. 

And that comes by building trust, right? And trust is built by relationships, you really have to work at this thing. And at the core of it cannabis and hemp industry is still a relationship business. You have to build relationships with your farmers, your supply chain your legislation, everybody needs to feel like you care. 

And people don’t care what you know until they know that you care. So building your team help understanding what your geniuses and applying that effectively will help you to bring Your mission or vision to fruition, which is the second piece that I heard from you guys, which is having a vision and not letting anything interrupt that mission, that’s a part of the vision. 

And with a powerful vision, I’ve said this over and over again, having a very clear, a very powerful vision like you’ve witnessed here on this call today for those of you who are tuning in, I know you were feeling it, because I am and having a very powerful vision something that is greater than yourself that is fueled and pushed forward by a force that is greater than yourself, sometimes as measly human beings, we do not have the will, we do not have the wherewithal we cannot find the strength. We cannot see or pull the resources necessary to make the next step happen. 

However, when you are brought to your knees, you could not have said this any better when you are brought to your knees, and you are faced with adversity and there is seemingly nowhere else you can go. It is that force that is greater than yourself that will put the right people and the right possibilities or tools right in your hand or right before you.

They say that if you know where you’re going, and you know where you have been if you know what you want to do for who and how you want to serve them when the people and the tools will show up to make the thing possible. 

So I implore you to and even if you have an already existing business, I beg of you and I implore you to revisit the vision of your company. What is it in fact that you are trying to accomplish and I’ll use this as a sort of a closing example. Do you think that Da Vinci or Michelangelo, or anyone of these incredible historical artists, Monet, for instance, do you think any of them could have understood what they were creating while they were creating it? 

I mean, I imagine what it must have been like laying on a scaffold, you know, three inches away from painting the 16th chapel, right? And you’re just trying to paint the finger or trying to paint this hand or make the perfect brushstrokes on an eyeball of an angel. And you’re like, your vision is so blurred, because you’re so close to this picture, and you get frustrated and annoyed and feel like it’s never going to be right. And you’re just trying to paint an eyeball or a finger, and then all of a sudden, you come down at the end of the day, weary and tired from your day’s work and feeling like the work that you did wasn’t good enough. And you come down off of the scaffold, and you look up and all of a sudden, there’s this miraculous work of art before you. 

And sometimes we’re too close to the picture to even understand what it is that we have created, the beauty that we have created. And it takes a moment to just step back. And really be humbled by what you have done. So take those moments, and make sure that the vision that you have is strong enough to enroll the type of team that can see that vision come to fruition. And don’t forget to thank your lucky stars. Thank your lucky stars, and praise God for all of the blessings that are making it possible for you to do the work that you do in the world every day. That’s my words of wisdom. 

Guys, what an honor to be on here with you any closing thoughts and where can folks find you if they want to follow this journey or participate in what you guys are doing?

Chris Patillo: Well, we have a bit of a splash page which wfthc.com there’s actually two videos on their one which is hemp for victory, and the other is hemp for victory 73 years later, just kind of getting a toe in the water for some of the knowledge and information that this industry is going towards. But really but that’s kind of half the fun is figuring it out along the way we are Wichita Falls Texas Hemp Company. So W-F-T-H-C, all the THC in our name.

Sonia Gomez: Love it. I’m taking a look at your guys’ site right now great videos. I’ve done some extensive research into this. I want to thank you again for your time and the work that you guys are doing in the world. What an honor to make your acquaintance and to continue to build this friendship together. And please use me as a resource as and as an ally as you guys are pushing forward on these incredible initiatives. It’s such beautiful work that you’re doing and I want to congratulate you ahead of time for the incredible change that I know you will be making in our making already in your communities. 

And for those of you guys who are tuning in thank you so much for being a part of our Hemp Revolution family. This is such an honor and a pleasure to be able to bring the truth about cannabis and hemp directly to use so that you can make educated decisions about how you participate in this industry, how you care for yourself, the people that you love, conditions you may be suffering from or otherwise enjoy this beautiful gift of life. 

If you are someone looking for products that you can depend on to help you out in any facet, check us out at medical secrets calm for easy to digest information and our favorite picks on products. And if you are someone who is in this business who needs merchant processing, banking, you need support working with legislation, accounting, if you need some support to miss the many pitfalls break through some glass ceilings or brick walls, I’d love to hear your story. Shoot me an email sonia@medicalsecrets.com. I’m your hostess with the mostess Sonia Gomez. And this is the Hemp Revolution. We’ll see you at our next show, guys.

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