About our Founder and the American Feral Story below
At Davis Farms of Oregon, our primary focus has been on breeding. To produce cannabinoid and terpene rich varieties of feminized industrial hemp seed. Our genetics are proven and selected for production based on several agronomic and performance factors. These genetics were created through an extensive research & development process. Selecting over many years of trialing across a wide cross section of plants. Breeding hemp for different micro cliamte challenges and latitudes.
The founder of the company, Jeremy Klettke, spent decades studying and researching the cannabis plant. His passion lead him to traveling throughout several regions of the world, including an opportunity to work with the Swiss government in 1997-1998 producing hemp at field scale. Other opportunities included allowing him to work with the cannabis plant in the Netherlands and the Czech Republic before moving back to the US in 2007. After his return, he became involved with the medical cannabis program in Oregon. These were the early stages leading up to what would become Davis Farms in 2014.
Recognizing the value of Cannabidiol early on, Jeremy quickly established Davis Farms as a primary producer of high quality 1:1, 2:1, 10:1, and 20:1 CBD to THC ratio type II cannabis plants for medical patients. In late 2015, Jeremy turned his focus entirely to the Type III hemp world after presented with an opportunity to work along with members of the Oregon State Farm Bureau and the Oregon Department of Agriculture to engage in the hemp policy process. Working on what would become Oregon's house bill later in the spring of 2016. The bill recognized CBD as an end use for hemp and opened the door to hemp derived CBD as commerce in Oregon.
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.