Meet The Team

Rick Rainbolt

President/Founder

Erik

Larson

Chief Extraction Scientist

Tiffany

Fess

Chief Organic Microbiolgist

Justin Esquivel

Chief Genetics /

Head Master Grower

To inquire about Rick speaking at your event go to the “About” page or click here.

The Louisiana event will take place on...

April 25th, 2020

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Meet The HGI Team

Erik Larson

Chief Scientist /

Vertical Integration Specialist

Rick Rainbolt

President, Founder /

Facility Development Specialist

Justin Esquivel

Chief Genetics /

Head Master Grower

To inquire about Rick speaking at your event go to the “About” page or click here.

Industry Fundamentals

• Understanding the industry as a whole

• Three (3) industry segments

• Hemp plant fundamentals

• Defining CRAFT "Top-Cut" grow operations

• The economics and how to sell what you grow

Pre-Development Protocol

• Define niche

• Define vital data points

• Define scope and plan

• Define the budget

• Define the execution plan

How to Build a CRAFT Indoor Facility

• Design operation floor plan

• Create lighting design grids for each grow room

• HVAC design, sizing and energy usage data

• Detailed facility equipment and supply list

• Detailed grow supply and nutrient list

• Environmental control-plan & equipment

How to Set-Up a Light-Dep Greenhouse

• Preparing the foundation

• Setting the footers

• Determine the flooring type

• Cost for the prep work

• Construction buildout cost

• Supplemental lighting and grow strategy

• Environmental management and equipment

• Grow equipment and supplies

Lighting Fundamentals and Why so Vital

• Light is not just light

• Know the different lighting technologies

• What are Lumens, Lux, PAR & Micromoles?

• Have the proper light testing equipment

• How many umoles' based on stages of growth?

How to Implement Perpetual Grow Cycles

• Right time - Right place

• Time & experience

• Know your phenotype's

• Designing a perpetual rotation

Q&A Session

Rick Bio

Rick founded Hemp Geo Institute, LLC. on January 10th, 2017. Over the past several-years, HGI has established itself as the ‘go-to’ organization for world-class education, resources and the development of CRAFT ‘Organic’ Top-Cut grow operations.

 

HGI’s facilities are hygienical environments for biologic methods and organic best practices and are designed for perpetual high-yield grow cycles, giving clients a year-round production schedule. HGI’s innovative process maintains the True Organic Value or “Composition” of the Hemp/Cannabis plants’ medicinal potential without the added physical deterioration which distorts the final product. The result is full-spectrum, whole-plant concentrates that smell, taste, and test at the highest level of medicinal effectiveness.

Rick has played a role in the Legislative process in helping states become legal to grow Industrial Hemp/Cannabis in addition to developing rules and regulation packages. Helping other states become legal to grow Hemp/Cannabis, in addition to having helped dozens of individuals navigate the permit application process, is one of Rick’s way of giving back to the industry.

 

As of January 2020 HGI has developed twenty-three (23) indoor/closed environment and greenhouse grow operations, eight (8) sold-out educational symposiums attracting attendees from 36-states, one (1) “Hands-In-Dirt” training event for top Master Grow “CERT+” clients and have given out seventeen (17) Master Grow Certified Facility certificates.

On the personal side… Rick’s passion is eating real farm-fresh organic whole food nutrition along with outdoor human-powered activities (Nature's Gym); Rick calls it... Human-Powered Happiness and he believes… Nothing Tastes as Good as Healthy Feels.

Erik Bio

Erik is an entrepreneur, inventor, and product developer with a 25-year track record of bridging gaps between business developers, engineers, and production floors. In 2015, when the state of Oregon legalized recreational cannabis, Erik saw an opportunity to offer his much needed expertise to the rapidly growing industry. Combining his experience in advanced design and engineering, he has now fully invested his skills in the rapidly evolving cannabis and hemp businesses.

Erik’s list of accomplishments in the Cannabis and Hemp industry is substantial. He has co-founded a hemp processing technology company called Aqueous Technology, LLC located in Grants Pass, Oregon. Aqueous Technology's focus is providing end-to-end integrated technology solutions from harvest to wholesale. Its mission is to guarantee consistency to the customer, profitability to the farmer, and success to the network of processors. Erik and his co-founders have developed a proprietary Aqueous Water Processing technology that never uses solvents, high heats or super critical pressures. This first-to-market process delivers results to full spectrum whole-plant concentrates, aqueous beverages, nutraceuticals and raw materials for the medical, edible and infusible markets.

Another expression of Erik’s creativity and talent is his love for music. He currently plays lead guitar in the Space Funk band LIQUID located in Ashland, Oregon. He is the co-inventor of the CymaScope, an instrument for making sound visible. Other studies and applications used in his design and business endeavors are Phiometry, BioGeometry, BioMimicry and Vortex Based Mathematics. He is proficient in using SolidWorks, SolidWorks Flow Simulation, 3D printing, database and enterprise software tools, and of course, nature…

Erik is a sought-after educator, speaker and consultant in the cannabis and industrial hemp industry and Hemp Geo Institute is excited to have Erik speak at HGI's symposiums!

Justin Bio

Justin Esquivel, Chief Genetics and Head Master Grower for Hemp Geo Institute, LLC., has been an influencer and leader in the cannabis industry for more than tweleve (12) years.


Justin’s proven experience as head-grower in several cannabis cultivation operations as well as inbreeding programs in the genetic research and development sector. He brings standard operating procedures to a gold standard.

 

Justin specializes and with great passion, in creating superlative genetics that provides growers predictable and uniform offspring to a highly selective group of licensed growers. His rare and unique methodology for homozygous breeding and offspring stratification program has attracted the top thought leaders in the breeding world.

 

When he’s not in one of his breeding chambers or out in the field teaching, he’s at home with his lovely wife and beautiful daughter. 

Justin Esquivel, founder/CEO Green Luster Phenos, LLC and Chief Genetics and Head Master Grower for Hemp Geo Institute, LLC., has been an influencer and leader in the cannabis industry for more than eleven (11) years.


Justin’s proven experience as head-grower in several cannabis cultivation operations as well as inbreeding programs in the genetic research and development sector. He brings standard operating procedures to a gold standard.

 

Justin specializes and with great passion, in creating superlative genetics that provide growers predictable and uniform offspring. He provides Green Luster Phenos to a highly selective group of licensed growers. His rare and unique methodology for homozygous breeding and offspring stratification program has attracted the top thought leaders in the breeding world.

 

When he’s not in one of his breeding chambers or out in the field teaching, he’s at home with his lovely wife and beautiful daughter. 

Master Grow “CERT+"

Facility and Operational Development

 

HGI CERT PLUS is a comprehensive program focused on operational facility planning and execution. CERT PLUS takes and data and planning form the CERT program and turns the vision into reality.

    

          Facility and Operational Solutions:

 

                - Detailed floorplans for Indoor/Greenhouse operation  

                - Detailed lighting design grid for each grow area

                - Detailed lighting design grid for greenhouse

                - Detailed HVAC sizing, positioning and energy usage data

                - Detailed Electrical wattage, amps and volts usage data

                - Detailed grid for duel and quad electrical outlets & voltage

                - Detailed facility equipment supply recommendation list

                - Detailed grow supply recommendation list

                - Best practices for facility preparation

                - Environment controls plan & equipment

HGI’s certified facilities are hygienical environments

for biologic methods and organic best practices. CERT

facilities are designed for perpetual high-yield grow cycles,

giving clients a year-round production schedule.

Note: 100% of fee applies to the next level program

To receive a detailed outline of the CERT programs, fill out the inquire below.

Master Grow “CERT G "

Genetics & Growing

2

Genetics

  

Access to HGI Genetics

                * Only available to CERT G2 members 

HGI’s genetic partner is a proven and superlative genetics company focusing on providing predictable, uniform and high CBD offspring available only to the ‘Master Grow CERT’ community. All strains have been bred over the years to secure stable homozygous genetics.

 

HGI’s selective homozygous genetics are grown indoors in a completely controlled environment protected by UV-C & Hepa filtration. This unconventional methodology of consolidating 5-years of inbreeding into a 2-3-year period timeframe.

 

Having superlative stable phenotype genetics produces, pure organic integrity, along with holistic cultivation, giving CERT members a rare and in-demand cultivar.    

Grow Consulting

 

+ Hands-In-Dirt Grow Training & Consulting

        – Full-day of grow training Held in NC

                   *Private Event for Master Grow CERT G2 Members:

 

                Consulting and Training Categories:

 

              • Selecting the right genetics for your specific environment

                 • Genetic germination protocols

                 • Organic medium formulas, beneficial bacteria and application

                 • Organic root colonization with fungi formulas and application
                 • Recognizing plant emotion

                 • Elongating and harding methods    

                 • IPM Organic Methods and Applications (Integrated Pest Management)

              • Care and Plant Grooming and Maintenance

                 • One of a kind late flower manipulation methods
                 • Enzymatic pre-harvest flushing techniques  
                 • Drying, trimming and curing protocol and methods

                 • Testing protocol through final dry flower test

                 • Specific SOP’s (Standard Operating Procedures)

 

CERT G2 Qualification:

 

HGI requires the craft grower to have properly developed grow facilities prior to engaging in the CERT G2 program.

 

Growers can have the best genetics in the world and a high level GROW knowledge but without the properly developed grow facilities, their outcome will be less than desirable.

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