New West Genetics Announces Acceptance into Yield Lab

By |2019-04-30T21:21:44-06:00September 21st, 2017|Categories: press release|

New West Genetics Announces Acceptance into Yield Lab, the Country’s Premier Ag Tech accelerator for companies devoted to sustainable, innovative Ag solutions. New West Genetics (NWG) is pleased to announce their acceptance into one of the country’s most respected Agtech accelerators – The Yield Lab in St Louis, Missouri. NWG is the first cannabis company to be accepted by Yield Lab, situated in the hub of the country’s Ag corridor. CEO Wendy Mosher states, “We are excited to have the Ag community engaging with the Cannabis community. Cannabis offers an excellent lesson in markets and the dynamics of an emerging industry, and in turn the Yield lab offers us expertise with production issues, as well as best practices to bring to market our novel varieties.” "Yield Lab is excited to have New West Genetics as part of our cohort in 2017,” said Yield Lab Managing Director Jeff Peterson. “The experience and expertise of the New West management team is second to none in the field. They are progressing hemp genetics further and faster they anyone else in this space." Since its inception in 2014, New West Genetics has focused on creating large-scale harvestable, seed- based cannabis genetics for the United States marketplace. Currently, the company breeds hemp varieties that are tailored for various end-use products. Its’ well respected scientists utilize next generation sequencing to analyze the genomics of hemp with the intent to improve the varieties with genomic and marker based selection. The company promotes well-bred genetics as the key for [...]

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New West Genetics Featured at Ag Innovation Showcase

By |2019-04-30T21:22:06-06:00July 21st, 2017|Categories: press release|

New West Genetics (NWG) to be a featured company as founders present their foundational work on Cannabis sativa genetics at the Ag Innovation Showcase July 20, 2017 Ft. Collins, CO. Dr. John McKay and Wendy Mosher, NWG founders will present on September 12, 2017 at the Ag Innovation Showcase. The conference, hosted annually in St Louis by the Larta Institute, is geared towards promising agriculture-focused start-ups from across the globe who are pursuing solutions in ag-biotech, renewable energy, sustainable materials, animal health, soil & water, and farming technology.  Companies will be pitching to seasoned Ag industry investors and business people as well as fellow entrepreneurs. New West Genetics is improving hemp genetics for large-scale production, creating innovations that will then be applied to higher THC cannabis as regulations ease. NWG CEO Wendy Mosher states “We are so excited to present in the Mid West– where tremendous Ag experience resides, but also where we find some of the last states to adopt pro hemp/cannabis legislation. Greater understanding around the health and nutritional benefits of hemp has helped to decrease these regulatory barriers while also clarifying for governments and farmers alike the economic potential to be found in C. sativa. We’ve made tremendous progress in developing the first US-bred hemp variety to pass a Department of Agriculture trial. We look forward to adapting those initial genetics to other regions so more farmers can participate in a more sustainable, lucrative, and soil healthy crop to add to their rotations.” Ms. Mosher further commented that [...]

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