Steven Turetsky is a cannabis industry veteran and hemp entrepreneur focusing on hemp genetics, cannabinoid production and industrial hemp-based textiles. He is the managing director at Shi Farms, a national farming cooperative and wholesale CBD supplier based in Pueblo, Colorado, offering hemp genetics and consulting to farmers across the world. Turetsky manages the sales and business development teams. The company is planting nearly 1,000 acres of high CBD Hemp across the US. Turetsky is also a partner is Trava, a hemp investment and operations firm that has consulted on international hemp projects in Central Asia and Europe. Steven is passionate about the industrial uses of hemp beyond CBD and looks to expand his portfolio and experience into this sector in the coming months. He sees industrial hemp becoming a staple crop on the African continent in the years ahead.
Prior to Shi Farms, Steven worked at Dixie Brands, a cannabis-infused product pioneer, for four years, eventually assuming the role of national operations manager and serving as the liaison between corporate executives and franchises. Turetsky attended the University of Pittsburgh and earned degrees in Economics and Biology, authoring both capstone projects on the cannabis industry. A Philadelphia native, Turetsky spends his free time hiking in the Rocky Mountains and enjoying his St. Bernard, Tova.