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Franny Tacy

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Angela Wilhelm
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Thursday, July 11, 2019

In this May 13, 2019 photo, Franny Tacy prepares to plant hemp into a field at her farm in Leicester, N.C. Tacy was a pharmaceutical industry executive for a decade, and also holds a forestry degree from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff and a master’s in education from Tennessee State University. She’s also the first female industrial hemp grower in Western North Carolina and, as a woman, part of the fastest-growing farmer demographic in the U.S. (Angela Wilhelm/The Asheville Citizen-Times via AP)

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