Volunteer Directors of the Board

The Michigan Hemp Farmer Association is pleased to introduce its Volunteer Directors of the Board. The Board is made up of leading figures in the hemp and cannabis industries who work tirelessly to promote diversity and inclusivity. The Board works hard to promote the Association while providing support and guidance to the many members of the Association.

Joe Brown

Executive Director and Co-Founder since 2009

Executive Director Joe Brown is Michigan’s longest legally federal and state-licensed hemp farmer, processor, and manufacturer since 2014. As a Mexican American hemp farmer and the husband of a woman-owned hemp company, it is his mission to recruit and empower women and people of color in the Michigan hemp industry.

Russ Brown

Non-Profit Aids Supervisor and Co-Founder since 2018