Kenaf research projects should be treated as a pilot- done as an experiment or test before introducing something more widely. They require an investment of time, money and other resources sufficient to finalize a successful result. Not all experiments result in the hopeful outcome. Those that do result in an alignment with long term use can be the most rewarding, making it worthwhile to move forward with standard successful actions and guidelines.
Kenaf Seed Growing Pilot Program (research)- The purpose of this program is to determine which kenaf seed varieties would be suitable for large scale seed production.
Strategic Plan for 2019 - Tested 19 kenaf varieties found 3 viable ones that can be grown in any state for seed production. These will be observed to ensure acceptable seed germination and seed yield continues.
Strategic Plan for 2020 - 10 Early Maturing varieties will be tested for germination rates and seed yield in Onaway Michigan:
Feasibility and marketing study to get the details on sites in the northern hemisphere on medium and large processing equipment, successful growing and harvesting of experienced kenaf farmers, manufacturers, brokers etc. that will be needed as kenaf yields increase.
The feasibility and marketing study will be used to complete a business plan, pitch deck and to present to investors for my planned Demonstration Site in Onaway, Michigan. This site will be an ongoing research site for not just growing, harvesting and processing kenaf, but also to discover the successful actions of this model, that can be used by others who wish to something similar.
Also in progress are the legal forms for kenaf growers, kenaf processors, kenaf bokers and manufacturers interested in kenaf materials, that connect these key players in the supply chain.
Another thing that is needed right now is feedback from a diverse public in response to kenaf podcasts. Two have been completed so far, with the second to be published and available soon. Two additional interviews and podcasts have been initiated and soon to be scheduled.
See Podcast page for the links as they are released.
Market Research will tell us what aspects of the podcast the public are responding to. Learning where their interests are in can be used to locate markets and resources for our Kenaf Partners.
If you have an interest in a kenaf bussiness schedule a Free Seed/Business Consultation by filling out the Consutation Form at the bottom of the page. This is for USA ONLY!