Happy Farmer is excited to announce its collaboration with world-renowned track and field athlete Justin Gatlin. Gatlin is an Olympic gold, silver, and bronze medalist and 4-time world champion sprinter, best known for his remarkable 100-meter time of 9.74 seconds.
Nashville-based Happy Farmer, which produces hemp tablets and topicals using organically grown CBD, knew the partnership with Gatlin would be a success after he tried out the company's tablets the first time.
"I was immediately a fan," says Gatlin, "I even gave some to my dad, and now he's asking me if I can get him more."
Gatlin also says it's important to him that Happy Farmer's CBD products are made using organically grown and processed hemp. He appreciates knowing exactly how the company's source material was grown and handled - and the fact that it all comes from small farmers in Tennessee.
Both Justin Gatlin and Happy Farmer call Tennessee home, in a sense; the hemp start-up is headquartered in Nashville, while Gatlin attended the University of Tennessee for the majority of his undergraduate degree. While in Knoxville, he became the first athlete since 1957 to win consecutive NCAA titles in both one hundred meters and two hundred meters, and led the Vols to the 2001 NCAA National Outdoor Track title and the 2001 NCAA National Indoor Track title. He won six sprint titles—four outdoor and two indoor—and went undefeated in the 2002 outdoor season.
Furthermore, Happy Farmer and Gatlin aren't just collaborating on our social media screens. They have also been working together off-screen to develop a new line of workout recovery products, which will include topicals and a CBD gummy. The line, which will become available for sale on May 1, 2023, in called Work Horse.
Follow Justin Gatlin on Instagram at @justingatlin and Happy Farmer at @happyfarmer_hemp.