2018 was a year of change for Kattia Jiménez—it’s the year she left her full-time travel position with the Centers for Disease Control and began her new academic appointment at UW–Madison’s All of Us Research Program, and it’s also the year she launched her company, Mount Horeb Hemp LLC. In the fall of 2017, the Wisconsin State Legislature passed a law allowing the formation of a hemp pilot program to be administered by the Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP) for the 2018 growing season. Soon after, farmers across the state got planting, and Kattia was among the first.

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