Jefferson City, MO (07/15/2019) – The program has been finalized for the first-ever statewide conference on growing hemp July 30th in Columbia, Missouri. The event, which will be held at Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center located at 2601 South Providence, is jam-packed with high-quality speakers.
The conference, organized by the Missouri Hemp Association LLC, will cover from “Seed to Sale” during the full day program. Conference sponsors include AgTeamPro, Kimitech, The Original Hemppreneur, BigYield.us, HempWorx CBD, and Premium Waters Inc.
The program will include hemp experts on everything from genetics, crop nutrition, CBD production, industrial fiber and seed production, marketing, and more.
“We looked across the globe to find the best people we could find for this conference,” said MHA Executive Director Dale Ludwig. “We have speakers from all over the U.S., as well as speakers from Canada and Europe.”
Registration will begin at 9:30 AM, followed by a welcome from William J. Cook, a Missouri farmer and rural entrepreneur based out of Garden City, MO.
The first presenter will be Dr. Babu Valliyodan of Lincoln University in Jefferson City. He will discuss “The Future of Hemp Production” in Missouri. Anndrea Hermann of The Ridge International Cannabis Consulting & Hemp Technologies in Manitoba, Canada will follow him. Anndrea will discuss “Hemp Fiber Production and Markets.”
The morning program concludes with Francisco Manzano of the Kimitec Group of Almeria, Spain. Francisco will cover the “World Outlook for Hemp Markets.”
Lunch will be served at 12:15 PM and is included in registration. Attendees will also have the opportunity to visit with exhibitors at this time.
After lunch, Kirk Azevedo, D.C. will deliver the keynote address on “Growing Hemp 101.” Kirk is the President of Riparian Biosupport, Inc. of San Luis Obispo County, CA. Levi Swanson, owner of Linn County Seed and Flower of Brookfield, MO will follow him. Levi will discuss “Hemp Genetics.”
The program will end with a producer panel discussion and Q&A with featured speakers Azevedo, Hermann, Swanson, along with Ceally Smith of The Original Hemppreneur and My Daily Choice of Kansas City, MO and Dan Kuebler, a certified organic vegetable market gardener in Columbia. Following the panel discussion, attendees will have the opportunity to network with speakers and exhibitors during a mixer at 4:30 PM.
“If you intend on growing hemp in Missouri, this is a conference you need to attend,” said Ludwig. These speakers will give us the best idea of how to be successful in growing hemp in the 2020 growing season.”
The full agenda, along with more information and conference tickets can be found online at the MHA’s website – www.mohempassociation.org.