Terra J. Carver has been involved in Humboldt County’s cannabis community for over a decade. After her first few years farming, she began studying Sustainable Agriculture at College of Redwoods to gain a deeper understanding of best management practices and responsible land stewardship.
In 2014 her love for agriculture combined with a passion for preserving the delicate eco-systems of the North Coast led her advocate on behalf of the cannabis industry and responsible regulation. In 2015 she helped shape Humboldt County's progressive land use ordinance that was unanimously passed by the Board of Supervisors in early 2016. Along with advocacy, she organized community meetings and workshops to encourage cannabis farmers to become educated and engage with the compliance process.
That effort led to a position working with Manhard Consulting where she greatly enjoyed operating as a liaison between cannabis farmers/business owners and the firm for over a year. In her time spent with Manhard, she visited over 90 farms, met with hundreds of farmers and listened to their hopes, dreams, and fears. This experience helped her developed a greater understanding of the challenges facing this emerging industry, as well as the potential cannabis could have for the greater good of the Humboldt County.
Currently, Terra sits on the Board of Directors for California Growers Association and co-chairs their Policy Committee. Terra genuinely believes cannabis farms in Northern California have the opportunity to become worldwide leaders in sustainable agriculture. She looks forward to the paradigm shift when cannabis grown in Humboldt County is not only recognized as the best quality but also recognized for being produced with highest environmental and social standards possible.