Franny Tacy, CEO of Franny’s Farmacy
Franny Tacy, CEO of Franny’s Farmacy today on Hempire only on Cannabis Radio. Franny was raised with farming in her blood. She grew up in Nashville, TN to a cattle farming father and a banking executive mother. Jeff lived on a homestead farm in rural NY with a garden, pigs, chickens, geese, and a family horse. These early histories planted agricultural roots that would later grow over time. Franny experienced her youthful, independent years out west in the Forestry program at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. While in college, “Franny and friends” moved to a farm and developed it with gardens and animals, hosting a monthly “Full Moon Festival” and getting involved in agricultural crop research. She continued her educational path, completing a Graduate Degree in Education at TN State University.
After four years of teaching, Franny moved to Asheville, NC, and had a successful career in pharmaceutical sales managing a 10 million dollar territory for over 12 years. Franny’s frustration with what she calls the “unhealthcare system” inspired her to return to the land. It was a three-year process on her path of “Pharma to Farm” before Franny quit her corporate career to focus on building a new business. In 2012, Franny took a leap of faith and bought uncultivated land in Leicester, North Carolina, creating Franny’s Farm. Franny’s agricultural background and professional career in sales and marketing prepared her for the magic that was soon to happen. In 2017, Franny planted hemp varieties for food and fiber, and without knowing, became the first female hemp farmer in North Carolina in over 75 years. In 2018, Franny pivoted to hemp varieties grown for cannabinoid production, and together, Franny opened her first Franny’s Farmacy Dispensary in downtown Asheville NC.