In 1922, my husband, Scott’s grandparents moved up to northern Wisconsin from Milwaukee. They started a dairy farm on 80 acres and raised a family of 9 children, of which Scott’s dad was the youngest. He was also the only boy with 8 sisters. 1965, his dad took over and bought an additional 100 acres of land. He farmed until his death in 1998 when my husband took over. Our children are the 4th generation to be here and we will be a century farm in 2 years!
In 2000, while pregnant with our second child, we started to question the conventional way of farming. I grew up in Madison in the ‘60s and ‘70s, so I had a little of that liberal "earth mother" in me and my husband never liked chemicals. We started down the road to organic farming and became a USDA Certified Organic farm in 2008.
In 2019, we were approached by a veteran-owned and operated company to grow industrial hemp because we were Certified Organic. I was amazed at the testimonies I heard that these veterans gave about how CBD helped them with PTSD and other ailments. What began a venture to help humans, expanded to help horses, and Hemp for Horses was born!
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Hi, I am Renee Vandenberg - life long horse professional, mother of three, farmer’s wife, riding instructor, and stable owner. I started riding at 9 years old and am still going strong 50 years later! I have had a lot of bumps and bruises along the way, and the biggest not even from a horse. After being hit by a drunk driver three years ago, I had too much pain and inflammation in my arm to throw a saddle up on my horse. Good thing I had kids to do the "heavy lifting." still, I wanted my independence back. I use CBD myself and can testify as to what it did inside of my own body. I very quickly imagined what it could do for horses with lameness/stress issues, thus, Hemp for Horses was born! Feel free to reach out to me - I am happy to share what I have experienced and learned about this wonderful natural remedy.Renee's Full Story
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