About our Founder and the American Feral Story
At Davis Farms of Oregon, our primary focus has been on breeding the Gold Standard for Cannabinoid and Terpene Rich feminized hemp seed genetics. Our genetics are selected for commercialization based on several agronomic and performance factors. These genetics were created through an extensive research & development program. Selections were made over many years of trialing across a wide population of parent lines. Breeding not only for compliance and compound production but also for a wide range of microclimate challenges across a wide range of latitudes.
The founder of the company, Jeremy Klettke has spent decades cultivating and researching the cannabis plant. His passion has brought him throughout the world, including an opportunity to work in Switzerland growing at field scale in 1997 and 1998. Jeremy has since had opportunities to work with cannabis in Holland, Czech Republic, Malawi, S. Africa, Colombia, Ecuador, Australia, Greece, Canada, and the United States.
In 2007 Jeremy entered the Oregon Medical Cannabis Program and began to develop the genetic platform and relationships that would lead to the formation of Davis Farms seven years later in 2014.
Recognizing the value of CBD early on Jeremy established himself early on as a breeder and producer of the highest quality Type II & Type III cannabis products for medical cannabis patients. In late 2015 Jeremy turned the bulk of his focus towards Type III plant breeding after engaging with the Oregon State Farm Bureau and the Oregon Department of Agriculture to help develop reasonable CBD hemp policy.
During this process the lack of quality genetics to fill the market became apparent. Since that day it has been Davis Farms' primary focus to develop cannabis chemotypes specifically for CBD (cannabidiol) production, while retaining unique terpene and minor cannabinoid expressions. With the center of attention being the development of varieties containing a Total THC concentration of less than 0.3%.
Davis Farms is nestled up to the back side of the Cascade mountains in the heart of Central Oregon. The main facility is located in the center of a large private ranch and wildlife corridor. Davis Farms considers it our duty to be stewards of this wild land. With this at the heart of operation, the majority of the property is managed for wildlife such as deer, elk, bobcat, coyote, horned owls, and mountain bluebirds. Our desire is to leave the land in better condition than we found it for the sake of our children’s children.
In addition to our breeding & seed production facilities, we maintain a small working farm which includes; Several seasonal organic gardens, a greenhouse for year round food production, Honey bee colonies, horses, seasonal cattle, an ever growing brood of chickens, and a pack of the most lovable dogs you’ll ever meet.
From that initial seasonal field trial Davis Farms identified 22 female feral plants worth looking into and spent the next three years further selecting from the progeny of these 22 females and the original 5 males. The team at Davis then combined these plants with high resin producing CBD anomalies containing ratios of 20-25:1 and selected for hardiness, vigor, as well as terpene & cannabinoid content. The result of this work is the Mariposa line of 12 compliant CBD rich hemp varieties. These varieties are truly unicorns among hemp, having CBD to THC ratios that average 30:1 and Total THC contents below the federal threshold of 0.3% at maturity. The terpene profiles of these varieties are also of connoisseur quality making them well suited to the smokable flower markets.