Midwest iHemp Expo Welcome Address
Blain Becktold Founder, iHemp Michigan
David Crabill Founder, iHemp Michigan
John Freeman Founder, iHemp Michigan
Hemp Phyto Remediators - How to Protect Your Crop and the Planet
In this session, the discussion will be phytoremediation from a scientific standpoint, what testing should be done to ensure safety of products made from hemp and discuss organic and regenerative practices that provide value to your business and ultimately your customer.
Jesse D Miller, PhD NEOGEN
Healthy and Sustainable Production of Medicines from Hemp
The impacts of a multitude of production methods including botanical extraction, conversion, biosynthesis, inorganic synthesis, and cannabimimetic compounds. Participants will gain valuable knowledge for guiding long-term strategic positioning in the hemp products market with a focus on human health and sustainability.
Adam Rosenberg Vlasic Labs
The Future of Hemp in Household & Industrial Products
Engagement and collaboration are critical in establishing industrial buyers of hemp. Securing the supply chain will need to involve industry, research, processing facilities, genetic variations of hemp, and the farmer.
Gary Schuler Founder/CEO, GTF Solutions
Business Roundtable: Breaking Down the Hemp Holdup
Amway, Carhartt, Mohawk Fine Papers, The Hemp Plastic Company, and more
Hemp is a sustainable solution for making 1,000 things. The question most growers are wondering is, when will those things start being made? Over the past year, iHemp has connected with some of Michigan’s top manufacturers to open the conversation about hemp’s potential. The research and development departments of some of our top companies are taking a hard look at hemp in manufacturing. The business roundtable will feature key people from Amway, Carhartt, Mohawk Fine Papers and others to discuss what’s happening, what’s on the horizon and what manufacturers need to start realizing industrial hemp’s potential.
Amway Brandon Iker, PhD Plant Scientist Carhartt Lisa Miller Manager, Global Products RD Mohawk Fine Papers Gavin L. Gaynor Vice President, Research and DevelopmentThe Hemp Plastic Company Greg Dean Chief Commercial and Operations Officer
2021: A Year of Promise for Hemp Policy on Capitol Hill and State Capitals
2020 was a difficult year for most Americans — and hemp farmers and businesses were no exception. However, 2021 offers great promise, particularly in terms of legislative and regulatory developments in Washington, DC and in state capitals across the country. Jonathan Miller will provide an overview of the big policy battles ahead of us for the industry, and how you can help advocate for hemp and CBD.
Jonathan Miller General Counsel, U.S. Hemp Roundtable
2021 Growing Regulations & Updates
Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development (MDARD)
An update on rules and regulations for Michigan growers in 2021.
Gina Alessandri Industrial Hemp Program Director, MDARD
2020 MSU CBD and Grain Hemp Variety Trial Results
Join Dr. DeDecker for a review of results from 2020 variety trials testing 32 CBD and 14 grain/fiber lines at multiple locations in Michigan. Craig VanBuren will add insight into the hemp varieties that were tested under the Michigan Hemp Program.
James DeDecker, PhD MSU Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center
Craig VanBuren Laboratory Division Director, MDARD
Midwestern Hemp Database Roundtable
Seeing Hemp Clearly – Building Trust and Transparency Through Self-Regulation
While the hemp industry is awaiting FDA regulations, the need for self-regulation became clear. In this session, Dr. Weintraub will discuss how manufacturing and distributing standards, farming best practices, and third-party independent audits can help protect your business and your customers.
Marielle Weintraub, PhD President, U.S. Hemp Authority
Hemp Markets Outlook
Chase has been reporting on hemp and the hemp markets. He will explore the hemp market and what trends he is observing in the hemp industry. Jeffrey will talk about what buyers are looking for in hemp products and the hemp smokable market.
Chase Hubbard The Jacobsen
Jeffrey Cole U.S. Hemp Brokerage LLC
Hemp in the Building and Construction Industry
Understanding how hemp genetics and processing for industrial applications affect finished goods.
US Hemp Building Association
Hemp & Carbon Sequestration
Long-time publisher and hemp advocate shares his insight and knowledge about the opportunities for hemp as a carbon sequestration tool.
James Vosper President, Australian Industrial Hemp Alliance
Building Your CBD Brand from Field to Shelf - Start with a Plan A but have a Plan B!
Come learn about the opportunities and challenges of launching a CBD business and the questions you might not have thought to ask. The feeling of “I don’t know what I don’t know” is a very common feeling when starting and growing a CBD business. Join Lori for key “insight gems” and knowledge to help better navigate tough business and even tougher branding challenges. You’ll walk away with tangible action steps to grow your CBD business and experience more confidence in your help journey.
Lori Putt Founder, HOH Hempnotize
The 2020 Midwest Hempies Awards Ceremony
Scott Clow, Master of Ceremonies
Blain Becktold Founder, iHemp Michigan
Special Guests with real life experience.
Mark Vollmar Organic Farmer
Nate Wittkamp Wittkamp Grain and Vegetable LLC
How Hemp Can Save The Planet
Most everything around us could be made out of Hemp… thereby sequestering billions of tons of CO2.
Bruce Dietzen Founder, Carbon Negative Fiber
Hemp Fiber - Where are the Markets?
Cooperatives and Market Access – how a group of Indiana farmers formed a cooperative to open their own fiber processing facility.
Marty Mahan Heartland Hemp Cooperative
Hemp as Livestock Feed
Hunter will provide a 2021 update on the Hemp Feed Coalition’s work to gain Federal approval for hemp as an animal feed ingredient.
Hunter Buffington Executive Director, Hemp Feed Coalition