Rooted in Georgia. Ready for the Revolution.

Second Century AG knows hemp. With proven genetics, advanced agricultural insights, and deep operational expertise, we help Georgia farmers embrace the new era of hemp cultivation right here in our home state.

 

 

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Our Story

At Second Century AG, we’re part farmer, part entrepreneur, and 100% Georgian. We're dedicated to this great state, and we’re proud to use our agricultural and entrepreneurial expertise to give back to our local farmers, communities, and economies.

Before starting Second Century AG, our team members could be found launching global startups and nurturing local farms. Today, we have over six decades of agricultural experience—including a wildly successful 2019 harvest of 100+ acres of hemp in Tennessee. That grow helped solidify our plans and chart the blueprint for Georgia, and we couldn’t be more excited to bring our insights, technology and passions to our home state.

Our farmer-first approach helps lower the entry cost and financial risk for Georgia farmers—while simultaneously elevating profits. The Second Century team is deeply involved from soil to shelf, enforcing high standards and controls to protect farmers from common issues like unharvestable yields. We bring extensive research, advanced operational analytics, exacting product testing, and truly local service to every step of the process. Simply put, we’re ready to make Georgia proud and profitable—one plant at a time.

Our Story

At Second Century AG, we’re part entrepreneur, part farmer, and 100% Georgian. Every one of our team members was born and raised in this great state, and we’re proud to use our agricultural and entrepreneurial expertise to give back to our local farmers, communities, and economies.

Before starting Second Century AG, our team members could be found launching global startups and nurturing local farms. Today, we have over six decades of agricultural experience—including a wildly successful 2019 harvest of 100+ acres of hemp in Tennessee. That grow helped solidify our plans and chart the blueprint for Georgia, and we couldn’t be more excited to bring our insights, technology and passions to our home state.

Our farmer-first approach, helps lower the entry cost and financial risk for Georgia farmers—while simultaneously elevating profits. The Second Century team is deeply involved from soil to shelf, enforcing high standards and controls to protect farmers from common issues like unharvestable yields. We bring extensive research, advanced operational analytics, exacting product testing, and truly local service to every step of the process. Simply put, we’re ready to make Georgia proud and profitable—one plant at a time.

Expertise From Soil to Shelf

Nursery + Genetics

   No two farms are the same, and that’s a beautiful thing. We use variability to our advantage, pairing the perfect genetic strain to each type of soil. Every Second Century AG genetic formulation is backed by local and international research in hemp genetics, as well as the latest in soil testing for pH levels and existing soil contaminants. With our process, we calculate and create the right match for each plant and plot. Using these strong genetics, our nursery grows farmer–ready seedlings prepared for Georgia’s humid climate. 

Farm Services

Our team is here from step one, providing the plant clones and cultivation assistance that fuel a successful grow. We embrace the latest in plant testing and pathology, lowering barriers for entry for farmers and helping maximize profit yields. Our teams manage hemp crops closely, ensuring low THC levels that always meet government regulations. Through rigorous internal testing and precise plant-to-plot matching, we protect famers from costly issues like “hot,” un-harvestable crops.

Process + Extraction

We don’t just believe in Georgia, Georgia believes in us. To date, we’ve secured $3 million in funding from the Georgia Agribusiness and Rural Jobs Fund.  This fund, established by the Georgia General Assembly, brings flexible financing options to rural, small businesses. This financial standing has enabled us to open a 160,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility in Ocilla, GA. With our expansive Georgia HQ secured, we have everything we need to set precise controls and extract high percentages of CBD oil from each crop.

Why Hemp?

Humans have used hemp for thousands of years, and today, industries from pharmaceuticals to beauty brands are embracing the power of this amazing plant. Unlike marijuana, hemp has high levels of CBD and very low levels of THC—meaning consumers can enjoy medicinal and therapeutic benefits of the hemp plant without the psychoactive effects (the “high”). It’s a new era for hemp – a Second Century – and we’re proud to bring it to Georgia.

Meet Second Century AG.

We believe in a team anchored by different backgrounds and strengths. Our company leaders have deep experience in agriculture, business operations, market growth, and legislation. Our years of experience, range of expertise, and depth of partnerships with marketing, technology, analytics and financial professionals make us perfectly poised for success in the emerging Georgia hemp market.

Clay Taber

CEO & Co-Founder

Clay has advised a wide range of agricultural organizations on structuring, financing, and launching more than 1.5 million acres of farmland in multiple countries, economies, and environments. He’s gathered and helped define best practices for agricultural operations around the world – lessons we use as building blocks in our own approach to hemp cultivation.

William Wingate

Executive Co-Chair & Co-Founder

Will’s deep experience with representing government clients and lobbying for needs like the transferability of agricultural tax credits brings a unique perspective to the Second Century operation. His proven expertise and extensive relationships across the state will help guide Second Century AG’s focus on growing new wealth for Georgia farmers, communities, and economies.

Thomas Farmer Jr.

Chief External Affairs & Marketing Officer, Co-Founder

Thomas is a local and federal relations expert. He has over 30 years of government experience, including leading the GA Outdoor Stewardship campaign and serving the Georgia Chapter of Nature Conservancy. Today, his marketing, communications, and government relations expertise sets us up for a reliable future.

Jim Saunders

Chief Farming Officer

Jim has a deeply-rooted connection to South Georgia’s farming community, with 40 years of experience in the agricultural industry. He knows farm culture inside and out, helping guide our team to ensure we’re protecting and supporting local farmers.

Larry Oglesby

Chief Operating Officer

Larry is a leading expert in driving operational efficiencies and higher production volumes. He’s worked in over 300 facilities and has 30 years of experience in manufacturing and processing operations – keeping our own facility right on track.

Dan Glenn

Director of Nursery Services

Dan has always been a focused, results-driven expert in the agricultural space. His deep understanding of the challenges facing hemp growers helps him find the right solutions to keep businesses on track. Previously he founded both the Virgin Island Sustainable Farm Institute (now known as Ridge2Reef) in 2002, and Deep Grass Graziers grass-fed beef and genetics business in 2009.

Let’s work together.

It’s an exciting time for hemp agriculture in Georgia. If you have questions, we’d love to talk with you. Fill out the form below, and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

SECOND CENTURY AG
Athens, TN – Ocilla, GA – Atlanta, GA – Denver, CO
912-549-7083