Av Singh is one of the leading proponents of regenerative organic cannabis production being engaged in cannabis projects across six continents. Dr. Singh has authored over 200 peer-reviewed papers, chapters, and extension articles and has been an invited speaker to over 600 workshops, conferences, symposia as well as guest-lecturing at over 30 universities in Canada, the US, the UK, and India. Av has had the privilege of visiting over 2000 farms across five continents which has shaped his extension of holistic, system-based design solutions. Emphasizing a union of traditional knowledge with science, Av works with growers to cultivate an appreciation of plant:soil interrelationships.
Currently, Av and his colleague Randy Flemming serve as Cultivation Advisors within the cannabis industry www.fs-cannabis.com and have clients in over 20 countries across six continents. Av is also the Senior Agronomist at Gaia Green Organics. www.gaiagreen.com, the Chief Agricultural Scientist with Green Gorilla www.ilovegreengorilla.com; the Chief Agronome at BetraLif, the Chief Soil Scientist at CaliCann (Colombia); Chief Operating Officer at Atlas Hemp (Malawi) and formerly served as the Chief Agronomist with the American Cannabis Company, helping to develop the High Times Magazine’s STASH Award-winning super soil, and has had his hand in developing several living soil recipes for container and living soil bed systems worldwide.
Av has recently been appointed to the Cannabis Quality Assurance (CQA) Standards Committee and is a member of the International Cannabinoid Research Society, and was identified as one of the Top 50 Heroes shaping the Canadian Cannabis sector by High! Canada Magazine and a Cannabis Hero by Cannabis Amnesty. Av serves on several Scientific Advisory Boards for Canadian Licenced Cannabis Producers and cannabis-affiliated businesses (e.g., ArcticPharm; 7 Farms Down; Cold Plasma Group, AgXactly; Advanced Extraction Systems; Tailor Made Extracts; Sphere Extraction). Av is a frequent speaker and advisory board member at MJBizCon, LIFT, O’Cannabiz, the Grow Up Conference, Hempfest, the Growing Summit, and C-45 summit. Av serves as a Quality Assurance Person for a few cannabis processors, including being a co-founder of Wildwood Flowr (Micro Cultivation LP) in Sackville, NB. Most recently, Av has been working with a few organizations to help implement the organic production of gourmet and medicinal mushrooms including psychedelics.
Lastly, Av is a long-time member of the Canadian Organic Growers and the National Farmers’ Union, as well as Régénération Canada. Av is also a faculty member at Earth University (www.navdanya.org) in India where he delivers courses on agroecology and organic farming and a faculty member at the Nova Scotia Community College delivering a course on cannabis production.