The Independent Professional Seed Association (IPSA) has joined the “One Voice” program to help steer the hemp industry in the U.S. The “One Voice” program was created by the Missouri Hemp Association (MHA) in an effort to join the hemp industry together to speak as one voice for hemp farmers and businesses. As a part of the “One Voice” program, IPSA joins the U.S. Hemp Growers Association and the Western Farm Show to help further the industry and help farmers and businesses across the nation.
IPSA will become an affiliate member of the MHA, and IPSA’s members will also have the opportunity to become members of the MHA. By joining as an affiliate member, IPSA will also play a role in the annual “Heart of America Agricultural Hemp Classic,” an educational conference and trade show. The 2021 hemp classic will take place at the 2021 Western Farm Show.
“We are thrilled to have IPSA on board,” said Bill Cook, Executive Director of the MHA. “IPSA is an extremely high-quality organization with high-caliber leadership. They will be a great asset in continuing to steer the hemp industry.”
Todd Martin, CEO of IPSA, commented “IPSA is happy to lend our voice to the ‘One Voice’ program for hemp. Many of our seed companies are very interested in working with the hemp market as it grows.”
Other agriculture-related organizations interested in helping to promote and guide the hemp industry in the U.S. are encouraged to join the “One Voice” program by becoming affiliate members of the MHA. Affiliate memberships are $185 per individual and give dual membership to the MHA and the U.S. Hemp Growers Association. More information on all MHA memberships can be found online at www.mohempassociation.org.