After decades of prohibition, hemp plants are finally back in the spotlight for their sustainability, rapid growth, and multiple uses. Blue Sky Hemp Ventures dedicates itself to producing top-quality hemp products with a zero-carbon footprint; the company currently grows hemp plants on 7,000 acres of farmland in Western Canada and hopes to expand up to 20,000 acres with its growing partners. Blue Sky uses every plant part, ensuring nothing goes to waste. The plant’s grain makes its way into meals as a superfood (think hemp seeds), the flower is used for CBD extraction for healing medicine, and the stalks are turned into a variety of industrial products. Unique ag technology helps the company identify its best quality acreage and maximize yields while keeping an eye on product quality. Two state-of-the-art facilities in Saskatchewan streamline harvest and processing; one just outside of Rosetown offers a 9,800 square-foot processing room for raw hemp biomass destined for CBD extraction and waste products. Another 15,000 square-foot facility in Saskatoon processes 5,500 tonnes of hemp seed a year. Looking to a greener future, Blue Sky hopes to focus on hemp fiber to produce textiles, building materials, hemp plastics, and more. Most of all, it’s hoping to raise awareness about the wide variety of benefits hemp can offer, whether it be to humans through food and medicine or to the planet’s health.