Joe Girouard began paying close attention to the CBD industry and its potential in 2013.
. After many years of overseeing manufacturing and wholesale operations for a variety of CBD brands, Joe Girouard extended his hand further into the industry in 2020 by acquiring 1/3rd ownership of the Vangarde Group Hemp Farm, which spans 100 acres in Killeen, Texas.
Under Joe Girouard’s administration, the farm has shifted its primary focus towards becoming the world’s premier source for hemp seeds, with a projected production of over 4.5 million seeds for 2021. Alongside this venture, Joe Girouard founded and launched The Hemp Temple - an online retail store housing over a dozen CBD brands whose offerings amount to over 1000 products for every use case imaginable.