Thanks to Dan's careful planning, Bosmere Farms, an outdoor cannabis cultivation business catering to Oregon's adult-use market, has. Bosmere Farms, owned and cultivated by Glen and Dan James has managed to enter the Oregon adult-sale market, thanks to their precise. Glen and Dan James share how cutting costs to the bare minimum and focusing their production on the extract market help them compete in.
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The pauses before his answers ooze with playful eye-rolling toward his father. Glen is right to be proud of his son. The key, according to the James family, is cutting costs including their costs of living to the bare minimum and focusing their production on the extract market—exclusively. In true bootstrapping fashion, the family sold their homes and life insurance policies, cashed in k s and banded together to create their business. Everything else went toward purchasing and developing the farm.
When not working on the farm, family members spend free time working full- or part-time jobs to help make ends meet. He lives with his wife in a fifth-wheel trailer, while Dan, his wife Emily, and their son live in the house—all on the new farm. Briceland Forest Farm has never been connected to a power grid.
And yes, you read that right. It makes us frugal and efficient with our power in a way that doesn't happen when the production of power is out of sight and the supply is endless. Every farmer and cultivator will have different solar-power needs.. Your current business model may not be compatible with going solar, says Stein. Some of those questions include: Can your clone room have supplemental natural light?
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However, he did find ways to cut costs. By hand, he ran more than 3 miles of security camera cable across the farm. Friendly neighbors loaned Dan their tractors so that he could finish prepping the fields more quickly. Dan also saved money by using structures already on the property instead of investing in new construction. The property came with a fully wired and powered semi-trailer that the previous owner had converted into a metal shop. During the growing season, Dan built a greenhouse to use as a sun-drying area come harvest.
The structure was only big enough to hold about half the crop at once and was not well ventilated. When October saw 10 inches of rain, Bosmere Farms saw its hopes of a first-year success story wash away. We lost half of that—half of it molded because it was too wet and then it goes to warm and humid. Everything else in the field, I just went out with the mower and mowed it all down to get rid of it.
The next year started the way had ended: That way, the Jameses can harvest and dry their entire crop in one fell swoop should any more rain come at harvest.
Still, he was able to dry the ground enough to plant roughly 3, clones. He was feeling good about the work until heavy rains returned a week later, dumping two more inches of water on an already-drenched field.
He estimates nearly two-thirds of the crop was negatively affected by the rains. But on the low side, we had sticks and branches. We had plants weighing 0. The first was procedural: The Jameses had filed their paperwork giving notice to the OLCC that they had purchased two new greenhouses for drying and curing cannabis, but bureaucratic logjams delayed the approval of the changes, Glen explains.
Dan waited as long as he could, stretching what little funds were left from , and ultimately sold his crop in April Looking back at Year 2, Dan has plenty of regrets.
First, he should have reduced his strain selection after the first harvest. But mold remained a problem in , so he reviewed his top performers and settled on the best seven: Dan also ratcheted up water-drainage efforts to avoid more mold issues.
First, he shifted his crop placement. In the first two years, Bosmere block-planted its crops, which had the added benefit of choking any weeds within the canopy. This year, Dan opted for a staggered, double-row layout.
Each row is 3.
How Bosmere Farms Cut Production Costs in Oregon
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