SCCC was started in 2014 by Brian Farmer who comes from a long line of farming and plant folks. In addition to overseeing his own organic farming operation, he has worked “in the field” as a Integrated Pest Management ( IPM) consultant, agricultural consultant and farm certifier working domestically and internationally with major international 3rd party certification bodies such as Det Norske Veritas, SCS Global Services and Cert-ID. Since 2009 he has audited hundreds of Farms, Greenhouses, Packinghouses and Processors to standards including Global GAP, Tesco Nurture, Costco, Primus GFS, USDA Organic and a variety of private label schemes. In 2015 Brian was the Director of Audit and Standards Development at Foundation of Cannabis Unified Standards and led a FOCUS working group to create a consensus generated, comprehensive certification standard for the cannabis industry. Since 2016 Brian has worked on the development and roll out of the most comprehensive sustainability certification in the cannabis industry, The Cannabis Conservancy’s platform of certification standards. He is currently Director of Certification Services for The Cannabis Conservancy. In 2018 the Cannabis Conservancy along with Certified Kind developed and rolled out a new Regenerative production standard for Cannabis called Sun+Earth. This was underwritten by pioneering natural products maker Dr Bronner’s. Brian’s experience, passion and depth of knowledge is unique in the cannabis industry.