Supporting the Local Agricultural Community

Sunstrand is a proud supporter of local farmers and the larger agricultural communities. In addition to educational and administrative support, our business allows farmers to add cover crops into their annual crop rotations to increase revenues for unused or double crop acres.

The Sunstrand team has significant planting and harvesting knowledge along with crop experience and research. To ensure consistency and availability, we provide seed to the farmer at no charge – this creates efficiency and reduces costs for the farmer.

Our partnerships with local farmers are important for unused acres that have not been generating revenue. Our cover crop options can be planted behind tobacco and other early crops. We provide a mechanism to reclaim acres for CRP land and Strip Mining that can be used for a crop. In some cases, farmers reclaim pasture acres from cattle for use with our crops. Lastly, Sunstrand crops help condition soil and control perennial weeds such as Johnson Grass and Pig Weed in an ecological-friendly/organic manner.

Interested in Farming with us?

We look for farmers that have a passion to pioneer a new industry, one that can help strengthen the state’s agriculture sector.

Farmers that want to grow between 10 acres to 1,000 acres of Hemp and/or Kenaf are welcomed to join us

  • Farmers must be able to qualify for a grower permit through the Kentucky Department of Agriculture
  • We look for competent growers that have the right equipment for planting, harvesting and baling
  • The storage infrastructure for bales and delivery capabilities on an as-needed basis
  • Farmers that normally grow upwards of 500 to 5,000 acres of corn and soybeans, as well as hay production, are perfect fits
  • 50 to 200 miles radius of our plant is our “sweet spot” for producer partners