Josh is the Vice President of Cultivation at Green Meadows in Southbridge, MA. His experience with cultivating cannabis began in the late ’90s in the hills of northeast Alabama. He grew up on his grandparent’s homestead where he learned organic agricultural practices from his grandfather. It was here he also learned many skills that would prove crucial in his profession. It was his grandparents who taught him to do everything from plumbing to welding to heavy equipment operation. During his high school years he worked at commercial greenhouses, construction, and a bike shop. It was his love of plants and the mysteries of cannabis genetics that set Mr. Turner on his life’s trajectory. In pursuit of knowledge regarding the inheritance of traits in plants, Mr. Turner completed undergraduate studies in Biology and Chemistry. It was during this time that he established Yellowhammer Genetics – a cannabis genetics research company and seed producer. After taking a year off teaching high school he decided to return to graduate school to further study genetics and evolutionary biology. One of his first research projects with cannabis was in Colorado – studying environmental restoration by removing heavy metals from contaminated soils. From there he moved to Nevada where he began designing and building high performance cannabis cultivation facilities. In 2016, Mr. Turner helped found and build Woodman Peak Farms in Mendocino, CA. Woodman Peak Farms is an off-grid, fully organic, living soil grow and produces the finest quality cannabis. While diving deeper into the cannabis genome, Mr. Turner established a research and development farm in Southern Oregon where he and his team at Yellowhammer Genetics focused on rare and unique cannabinoids and terpenes. His genetics have won awards for both concentrates and flower in most major US cannabis markets. In 2020, Mr. Turner took his operations to western Massachusetts and managed the cultivation, harvesting and processing of over seventy-five percent of the hemp grown in the state. He worked with the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources to educate farmers on the methods of hemp cultivation and provided them with stable certified genetics. It was Mr. Turner’s love for organic cultivation and the close-knit family culture of Green Meadows Farm that brought him to where he is today. At Green Meadows he oversees the fully organic, living soil cultivation operation. He is establishing no-till raised beds and an in-house genetics program.
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Green Meadows was originally a produce farm established on land purchased by George S. Patton in 1928. The Patton family continues to honor the General’s legacy through its commitment to diversity employment and to helping veterans and their families cope with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, social isolation, and pain-related issues.