Rachel Berry is the founder and CEO of the Illinois Hemp Growers Association. She is an experienced member of the Tiny Hemp Houses building team, a regenerative farmer, community organizer, and hemp educator. Rachel’s work is dedicated to building the resources and relationships necessary to grow a sustainable and equitable Illinois hemp industry. She is a frequent statewide speaker at hemp and agricultural education events and has been featured on Chicago Tonight and NPR’s The 21st.
Chris Berry is the Chief of Operations of the Illinois Hemp Growers Association. Chris is a Millwright by trade and a farmer at heart. He has more than a decade of experience in heavy industry maintaining and installing machinery of all kinds. Chris’ focus is to bring modernization and precision to hemp growers through education and collaboration. He is a jack-of-all-trades who just makes things work.