Chris DeWildt

February 2, 2021 2 min read
February 2, 2021
2 min read

Canna Cribs Podcast Episode 8: Jarret Ricci from Next Big Crop

In this episode of the Canna Cribs podcast, Jarret Ricci of Next Big Crop talks growing, consulting, and shares some grow-op horror stories!

About Jarret Ricci:

Very little in Jarret Ricci’s past predicted his future results as a top-tier cultivation expert, but he thinks the intriguing disparity of his experiences has been instrumental in his success. “The work of running a cultivation is not usually what people expect,” Jarret says. “There’s so much thinking involved. You need to have a clear plan or a well-thought-out philosophy of why you’re doing this, and you need to be able to look as far down the road as possible to account for anything and everything.”

The Philadelphia native earned his first Bachelor of Science degree, in History, from Ohio’s Wittenberg University. While studying at Wittenberg, he spent a year in Thailand teaching English at local schools. After graduating, Jarret moved to L.A. for a brief time; he had planned on moving back to Philly, but on the trip back home he stopped in Denver and never left. Jarret earned a second BS in Education from Denver’s Metro State University and began teaching social studies.

But after teaching, a chance introduction to growing cannabis led him to spending four years working for Way to Grow, designing grow rooms, writing nutrient recipes, creating integrated pest management programs, and managing several large accounts.

Since Jarret joined Next Big Crop in January 2017 as a Cultivation Consultant, he has been in an integral support role for each of Next Big Crop’s clients, working directly with them to create the cultivation of their dreams. “It’s like building a race car,” he explains. “Everything has a function; nothing is extra or there just to be shiny. Each element needs to be performance-based and there for a reason, and then once you get going, you need to try to look as far down the road as possible.”

What's in the Episode?
Table of Contents
0:00​ Opening
1:58​ Jarret Ricci's Background & Next Big Crop Business Model
10:56​ Jarret's Day-to-Day operations
21:32​ Clients of Next Big Crop
25:18​ Challenges of Next Big Crop
46:14​ Horror & Success Stories while Consulting
53:09​ Learn about Jarret's Background in Teaching
58:00​ Future of Next Big Crop

Questions and Topics in this interview:
  • Tell me a little bit about your background?

  • Tell us a little more about “Next Big Crop”?

  • What are you brought in to consult on most often?

  • How much work is remediation or addressing a problem?

  • Next Big Crop also does consulting for processing facilities...

  • There are tons of new grows and processing facilities popping up, do you see any trends?

  • Can you share any horror stories with us?

  • Is Next Big Crop working on anything new?

  • Is there anything else you’d like our listeners to know that we didn’t get to discuss?

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