Dennis Dean, a fifth-generation farmer, is joined by his wife, Barb, and son, Eric, to raise cherries and hemp on their 120 acres.
The original portion of the farm was homesteaded by Dennis’s great, great, great grandfather and has been passed down through each new generation since.
Dennis supported his farming habit by teaching Mathematics, Biology, and Chemistry for 35 years in Alaska. He was also a Bristol Bay Alaska commercial salmon fisherman for 6 years. Barb was a teacher also and school administrator. Together they raised 2 children, Eric and Teresa.
Eric was born and raised in Alaska, completed his Business degree at the University of Alaska, Anchorage, and worked construction for a few years before joining Dennis on the farm. Together they decided to begin growing hemp in 2019 to diversify the farming operation and hopefully support future generations of families on the farm. Join us on the iHemp Hour as we learn about the history of Lakeland Hemp through the years to the thriving business that it is today!