Meet The Growers & Processors

John & Phyllis Smith

John E. Smith is a 7th generation Henry County, Kentucky farmer. His wife, Phyllis Haag Smith, has over 40 years working in health care with 20 of those years in the complimentary health care field.


They became licensed growers of industrial hemp in 2016. After becoming licensed processors under the Kentucky Department of Agriculture Industrial Hemp research pilot program, Essentially Hemp began in December of 2017.