David Spalding | Atalo Holdings

David Spalding

Contracting Officer, Atalo Holdings, Inc.


David Spalding spent 27 years at the University of Kentucky as an Extension Associate for Horticulture and 10 years as a contracting office and economist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Spalding has been a tireless proponent for the legalization of industrial hemp for more than 25 years and has led numerous regional and national legal and legislative initiatives, including programs for breeding and certification of feral Kentucky hemp seed in Canada.

Spalding was founding director Kentucky Hemp Growers Cooperative, a founding member of the Madison Hemp and Flax Company and the Hemp Fed beef Company. He serves on the board of the Kentucky Hemp Industries Association.