Tom Forrest CF – 2018 Churchill Fellow – is an Australian certified horticulturalist/agronomist working in the protected cropping industry. Consulting to multiple groups including ASX public cannabis companies, universities and private businesses; Tom has helped instigate and guide multiple medical cannabis projects in Australia and New Zealand.
Tom co-founded Indicated Technology which also provides agricultural equipment procurement services to licensed cultivators throughout Asia-pacific and multiple LPs in Canada.
Recently Tom has been speaking at pharmaceutical events, universities and worldwide conferences to share the findings of his Churchill Fellowship and provide a global overview of cannabis agronomy.
“I was fortunate to visit 8 countries, 28 cities and around 50 cannabis cultivation sites between April and August 2019. This included visits to hi-tech sealed environment glasshouses, ‘pharma’ grade indoor facilities, traditional glasshouses, organic and outdoor broad-acre cannabis cultivation sites. The purpose of this trip was to learn from existing worldwide approaches to cannabis agronomy, and share this knowledge to help our local industry grow successfully.