Ginger R. Duer- Biostara
Ginger R. Duer has a 20 year background in growing and breeding cannabis. Growing up on a farm in South Georgia both kindled her passion for growing and gave her the baseline knowledge she used to pursue a career in farming. She is uniquely suited to lead a company on the cutting edge of legality given her time as a Senior Policy Advisor for a prominent Governor, her subsequent experience as a lobbyist and activist for cannabis and hemp legalization in non-legal states, and her knowledge of and connections in the national political scene. Ginger has successfully organized and managed two import/export and consulting and marketing startups, as well as managed a large law firm in South Florida. Additionally, she owns and manages her own portfolio of commercial and residential properties in Iowa. She is the founder and manager of Delta Valley Logistics, a firm geared to brokering, distribution, storage and transport of hemp derived cannabinoids and cannabinoid-rich materal; Fat Rabbit Consulting, a successful hemp and cannabis consulting firm which assists growers in facilities design, scale propagation, best farming practices for cannabis genus plants, agronomy and integrated pest management; and Alternative Agricultural Solutions, a research and development firm that is releasing a first of its kind agronomy line based on ferments, biologicals, and patented delivery mechanisms, Biostara, formulated specifically for cannabinoid farming both indoors and out. Her proprietary formulas result in significant increases in biomass production, terpene production, and resistance to fungal and pest pressure. In 2017 Ginger invested $870,000 of her personal funds into an 88 acre growing experiment on the Western Slope of Colorado. She made a calculated decision to plant in a variety of manners to determine best practices for scale commercial production of cannabinoid-rich hemp on an abbreviated schedule. Her experiment resulted in in-depth knowledge of exactly which agricultural practices can be adapted for efficient scale production of hemp plants along with arguably more valuable data on what does not work. In her private life, Ginger is an abstract artist, working in metal leaf, fluid acrylics, and crushed gemstones. Her work is part of private collections in the US, Colombia, and Mexico.