— Hemp, Inc. (OTC PINK: HEMP) announced today that its subsidiary, The Hemp University, will host its first educational workshop of the year in less than two weeks. The New Leaf Symposium and its Golden Grow Awards, an initiative to recognize, evaluate and honor excellence in the industrial hemp space, will take place from 11:00 AM PST to 7:00 PM PST on January 26, 2020, at The Schoolhaus Ballroom at 525 Bigham Knoll Drive in Jacksonville, Oregon.
The Golden Grow Awards is a friendly competition that honors Oregon’s top cultivars. The awards ceremony will put Oregon’s best farmers head-to-head in an effort to be awarded with some of the most prestigious hemp-industry accolades. The categories of the Golden Grow Awards are Top CBD, Top Terpenes, Judge’s Favorite, and Peoples’ Choice. Submission for the Golden Grow Award has been extended until Monday, January 20, 2020. There is also still an opening for the trophies to be sponsored.
This series of hemp cultural events includes panel discussions, facilitated networking, the opportunity to speak with vendors, and a lunch buffet. The symposium is known as a space for cultivating a positive environment that allows members to meet, exchange information and forge alliances. Attendees of the New Leaf Symposium will have the chance to view and vote for Golden Grow Award recipients through the People’s Choice category until 4:30 PM PST, with the awards ceremony to follow at 6 PM PST.
The theme of the New Leaf Symposium is “Regeneration” in an effort to celebrate optimism and resilience in the industry, the power of the plant, and faith in the hemp-producing community. In cooperation with the Southern Oregon Hemp Co-Op, a portion of the proceeds raised from the New Leaf Symposium will be donated to a solidarity fundraiser. The funds raised will be divided and donated to three areas: Support for bereaved families, Collective-Use Farm Equipment, and Support for representatives and counsel doing advocacy work in both Salem and Washington on behalf of the hemp industry.
An additional special feature will be the live filming of the documentary “Hemp is Back” by the Oregon film-maker Greg Moring. The film documents the transition of hemp from contraband to commodity and focuses on the crop’s trajectory in Oregon. Attendees will have a chance to add their experiences and personal hemp stories to the film.
“With every Hemp University Symposium, Oregon’s position as a hemp cultural hub, or what many of us like to call ‘The Napa Valley of Hemp’ becomes more and more established,” said Bruce Perlowin, CEO of Hemp, Inc. “Hemp culture as a whole is really becoming more defined and I think hemp being brought closer to other US crops in terms of our events as well as regulations, insurance, and banking will propel that.”
This will be the first Hemp University workshop of the year and serves as an educational reflection on the past hemp harvest season and seeks to empower participants with knowledge and insight for the coming season.
The Symposium will feature four additional seminars covering topics like Business Planning, Simple Contracts for Hemp, the Future of Hemp, and a special address by the lobbyist and co-author of the 2018 Farm Bill, Courtney Moran, a front-runner in the efforts to draft workable legislation for the industry. Rounding out the knowledge-share will be an expert farmers’ panel speaking directly to the key problems in the 2019 growing cycle with solutions and ways forward. The New Leaf Symposium speakers/topics include:
● Thomas Wingens from Pacific West Mfg/Caldera Group
○ TOPIC: “High Technology and the Future of Hemp” – High Tech Evolution of the Hemp Industry
● Eviane Ita-Coton from Cascade Hemp Collective
○ TOPIC: Projections for the Future of Oregon Hemp Industry
Legislation & Contracts:
● Courtney Moran & Matt Cyrus from Oregon Industrial Hemp Farmers’ Association
○ TOPIC: USDA Regulations & Community Responsibility
● Greenlight Law Group
○ TOPIC: “Contracts 101 – Protect Yourself”
● Bill Kelly from CannaBusiness Development
○ TOPIC: “Plan to Succeed” – Fundamental Business Planning for Hemp
● Peter DeLong, Amy Parscal, Tom Lauerman, Paul Kodiak, Paul Murdoch & Kerry Herndon
○ TOPIC: “What Worked, What Didn’t.” – Learning our lessons from 2019 & Moving forward with confidence in 2020
General Admission tickets for the New Leaf Symposium are available for $155. Tickets include access to the panels, classes, networking, market, and lunch. To purchase tickets and learn more about the New Leaf Symposium, please visit http://www.thehempuniversity.com.
Past Hemp University workshops can be purchased online for $10 each, which include lectures from industry leaders on informative topics pertaining to the hemp farming industry. Previous Hemp University workshops have taken place in North Carolina and Arizona.
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WHAT IS HEMP, INC.?
What is Hemp, Inc.? With a deep-rooted social and environmental mission at its core, Hemp, Inc. seeks to build a business constituency for the American small farmer, the American veteran, and other groups experiencing the ever-increasing disparity between tapering income and soaring expenses. As a leader in the industrial hemp industry with ownership of the largest commercial multi-purpose industrial hemp processing facility in North America, Hemp, Inc. believes there can be tangible benefits reaped from adhering to a corporate social responsibility plan.
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UPCOMING INTERNATIONAL AND DOMESTIC EVENTS
Across the globe, the hemp industry is rising to astronomical levels. In the wake of the hemp industry projected to grow 700% and hit $1.8 billion by 2020, there has been more education and networking within the industry. That means more events and conferences, thus, Hemp, Inc. has started compiling an ongoing list of upcoming hemp events around the world. Check out the listing of international and domestic eventshere.
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