Coushatta Louisiana, Oksish Mound Farm has deep roots in the Industrial Hemp industry. Okhish Mound Farm and owner Brian Bolyer are at the forefront of industrial seed viability research working with Louisiana State University (LSU), University of Louisiana Monroe (ULM), and hemp farmers across the south creating genetics to flourish in our southern climate.
Brian a current Board Member of the National Industrial Hemp Cooperative based in Jackson MS, was recently nominated by Louisiana Commissioner of Agricultural, Mike Strain DVM to help spearhead the Louisiana Industrial Hemp Promotion and Research Program (LDAF) and is directly working with Troy University in Alabama identifying future hemp applications in building materials and insulations.
Through local ties with Southern Genes, LLC, a cannabis cultivation company, Bolyer aims to bring his expertise gained working with industrial cannabis to Lumberton MS. “Being located near I-59 and a short drive to the coast was what attracted us to Lumberton. We intend to expand our industrial hemp operations to include farmers from Ocean Springs up to Laurel, and Lumberton put us right in the middle!”
With Medical Marijuana now available in Mississippi Brian knew it was time to act and consulted with Templar Investment Group of Lumberton MS to help acquire a local facility for cultivation, research, and educational outreach.
“We are interested in extracting the full potential of the cannabis plant; whether it’s bio-plastic or fuels, medicine, sustainable building materials, or educating farmers on the potentials of industrial hemp, South Mississippi is where we want to be”, says Bolyer.
Bolyer has stated that “we are on our second round of raising capital in preparation of building out a facility in Lumberton”
When asked if he has received any support from the city of Lumberton he states, “calls have been made to the Mayor and I believe there is mutually shared interest in a successful startup.”
To learn more about Oksish Mounds Farm visit https://okhishmoundfarm.com/
Okhish Mound Farm
Address: 4583 Louisiana 507, Coushatta, LA 71019, United States