Front Range Biosciences Reaches Licensing Agreement with Centennial Seeds to Lead Production of New Hemp Varieties

February 4, 2020 by admin

LAFAYETTE, Colo., Feb. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Front Range Biosciences® (“FRB”), an agricultural technology company focused on breeding and nursery production of new plant varieties and seeds for the hemp and coffee industries, announced today its licensing agreement with Centennial Seeds™ to develop and bring new hemp varieties to market. They have already begun the evaluation and trialing process to ensure viable results. New product offerings will be available this season as both vegetative and seed varieties.

Colorado-based Centennial Seeds is a leading hemp breeder and seed provider to the hemp industry with several well-known and popular hemp varieties in the market, such as BaOx™ and Otto II™. This partnership will open the door for collaborative breeding projects, and bring new varieties to the market more quickly, to support this rapidly expanding global industry.

“Front Range Biosciences is excited to partner with a respected seed company like Centennial Seeds that has a strong reputation among hemp farmers,” said Dr. Jonathan Vaught, Co-founder and CEO of Front Range Biosciences. “Centennial Seeds brings additional knowledge and talent to the FRB network of breeders, suppliers, and distributors serving hemp farmers. We look forward to increasing our product offerings to the hemp market with this alliance and maintaining our commitment to providing the highest quality young plants and seeds available to hemp growers around the world.”

“Centennial Seeds has a long-standing commitment to developing the most cutting-edge hemp varieties and our team is proud to align with a company that has a respected reputation for bringing quality products to market,” said Ben Holmes, Owner of Centennial Seeds. “Front Range Biosciences has achieved scale and developed a strong commercialization strategy for new hemp varieties. We are eager to work together with FRB to continue supporting hemp growers and raising the bar for the hemp industry.”

About Front Range Biosciences
Front Range Biosciences is an agricultural biotech company that specializes in tissue culture propagation and breeding of high-value crops at industrial scale to improve consistency and efficiency for clone and seed production. FRB developed the first Clean Stock® program for cannabis and hemp and has an advanced breeding program for identifying and improving commercially relevant traits. FRB has global reach through facilities in Colorado, California, and Wisconsin, and a partnership with the Center for Research in Agricultural Genomics in Barcelona, Spain. FRB’s Clean Stock program provides a consistent supply of disease and pathogen-free plants to farmers and data-driven breeding solutions for creating new varieties of hemp, coffee, and young plants and seeds. FRB is located in Lafayette, Colorado.

About Centennial Seeds
With research facilities in Lafayette and El Paso County Colorado, Centennial Seeds started developing specialized seeds back in 2009. The company grew one of the first hemp fiber crops in Boulder County back in 2013 and continues to take extreme measures to produce high quality plants. Centennial Seeds has represented the seed and genetics industry on the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s Industrial Hemp Advisory Committee since 2014.

Media Contact
Rosie Mattio
MATTIO Communications
frb@mattio.com

SOURCE Front Range Biosciences

New BaOx Seed Now Available for 2020

December 1, 2019 by admin

2019 BaOx flower***UPDATE 01/30/2020*** I have about 7 kg still available for the 2020 planting season. Call me at 720-961-0525. -Ben

I have a very limited amount of 2019 harvest BaOx high-CBD hemp seed for sale now. The BaOx hybrid from Centennial Seeds has been shown to be reliable and highly-productive throughout the United States, both in university field trials and in production.

If you plan to grow our seed in 2020, contact me for availability and pricing.

Ben Holmes, Founder

Centennial Seeds

720-961-0525

ben@centennialseeds.com

Checkout My New Research and Development Facility

November 12, 2019 by admin

Now Accepting Pre-Orders for Rooted Female Cuttings: Otto II, BaOx and CS-HBA1 High CBD Hemp Varieties

November 11, 2019 by admin

For the 2020 planting season we are offering high-quality, greenhouse-grown rooted female cuttings of our Otto II, BaOx and our new CS-HBA I varieties. Call 720-961-0525 or email your inquiries to ben@centennialseeds.com

Thank you for your interest. -Ben Holmes

Centennial Seeds: Paid Summer Internship

April 18, 2019 by admin

I am looking to hire a paid Summer Intern to assist in the greenhouse operations in El Paso County. This is an excellent opportunity for someone interested in the hemp industry to work, learn and network. Ideally, this will lead to a full time position with Centennial Seeds. Candidates for this position must be:

  • Self-starting and hardworking
  • Conscientious and detail oriented
  • Coachable and willing to learn

To apply, send your resume along with a cover letter to info@centennialseeds.com

All The Best,

Ben Holmes

 

 

A Few Words on Time

January 24, 2019 by admin

A lot of people come to my office or call and they need help. I appreciate that and I try whenever possible to give you my time. I’ve reached a point, however, where these free conversations are no longer possible.

Beginning today I can no longer provide that kind of educational support for free. If you’re a seed customer of mine or a lab customer you can expect me to continue to take time to support you. If you are new to the industry and just looking for some free information, sorry. I just cannot.

That said, if you need help and you accept that there will be a cost for a consultation, my fee is $500 per hour, scheduled and paid in advance.

-Ben

Otto II High-CBD Industrial Hemp Seed Available

August 28, 2018 by admin

We have a quantity of Otto II High-CBD Industrial Hemp Seed for sale at $5,000 per kg (~68,000-70,000 seeds).

These are moving quickly and will be sold out soon.

Centennial Seeds (720) 961-0525

Shop Closed August 23rd and 24th

August 23, 2018 by admin

Centennial Seeds will be closed Thursday August 23rd and Friday August 24th. I’ll open again on Monday August 27th. -Ben

Check Out My new Podcast

July 2, 2018 by admin

In this first installment I share some thoughts about Colorado’s Industrial Hemp Industry and CBD hemp production, some of my role models in the industry and what makes Colorado’s hemp farmers so badass! Relax, have a listen and subscribe if you dig what I’m laying down.

Small Quantity of Otto II Seed Available

May 16, 2018 by admin

A half-kilogram of Otto II seed became available this morning. Germination certified at 96%.

Approximately 30,000 seeds. First come, first served. $2,500 takes it.

UPDATE: These are sold.