Who We Are
In the Spring of 2017, having found herself laid off of work at her Assisted Living Community, Kate decided that she would use her family's talents and start a home based business. Having experienced the powerful pain control of Hemp CBD Oil for not only cluster migraines but for post surgery pain control, Patrick and Kate decided that this was their path. With Patrick's vision the family farm was established to produced Industrial Hemp so they could share the amazing properties of Hemp CBD Oil with others. Leveraging their son Britton Raymer's Horticulture degree, Kate's gardening skills, and Patrick's childhood experience living on a working family farm in Iowa, they cleared off a small part of their acreage and made a field. Here they grew their first crop of industrial hemp.
The product line came organically as the need to use them and share them occurred. Capsules for accurate dosing and pain control. Pain rub for when they worked themselves for 18 hours in the heat and sun in the field and their muscles would scream out in agony. First Aide salve for their cuts and wounds from clearing the field of rock and debris after the first earth turn. Dog Treats for their Bear dog Missy's pain, who was not a candidate for surgery for her torn ACL, who did not tolerate prescription medication well but demanded to be out in the field side by side with us each day. Pet Salve for our adopted dachshund Fred, who had mange so bad he could barely grow hair. The salve helped heal his sores and helped his hair grow back. A hydrating mint body lotion to soothe their sun-soaked skin and reduce their inflammation. Every product they make is because they needed them or someone they love needed them.
Kate has a BS in business management and comes from a medical background having worked in pharmaceutical sales, hospice and senior living. She has a wide range of patient health experiences to learn from. She has a strong desire to help people live a less toxic life by reducing pharmaceutical intake and help control pain and anxiety levels for both human and pets. Having used CBD herself after surgery for pain control, she has made it her passion to share the amazing properties of Hemp CBD Oil with as many people as she can.
Patrick left his Vice Presidency to follow his dream of having a sustainable family farm that grows Industrial Hemp. His vision has shaped the business into one that supports not only his farm, but other family farms by coordinating efforts, combining resources, and creating long term relationships. He has helped provide structure and helps to continue to develop the vision and structure for the Hemp Industry as we know it today.
Candace Ayers joined HCO Farms in the fall of 2017. Sharing the vision of the family farm and helping people live pain free lives Candace was a great addition to the team. With a decade of experience making products for pain and overall better health her influences are seen in every product made. With a soft spot for pets, Candace has worked hard to establish the pet product lines that we carry today.