Building an Industrial Hemp Industry in Minnesota

The AURI event held on November 3rd, 2019 was a fantastic event. The event was open to the public and paying participants received a paper copy of the seventy-six page Industrial Hemp Report. It was great to see familiar faces from the local hemp scene at the event. Panelists that took part in the event included Hemp Acres, MN Hemp Farms, Journey Organics, Hemp Fast Forward, MN Hemp Association, MN Industrial Hemp Association.

AURI’s Minnesota Hemp Value Chain Analysis report is available for download here.

It was intended for the growers, government, supply chain sectors, and end-users who are engaged in the emerging hemp industry in Minnesota. AURI recognizes that interest around industrial hemp is growing both in the state and nationally. AURI decided to create this comprehensive report to provide an overview of the industrial hemp industry. The report provides a summary of the primary value-add opportunities for hemp in Minnesota, including food, fiber, CBD, fuel, and feed. Additionally, the report discusses the challenges that lie ahead in connecting growers and end-users to the processing infrastructure to deliver value-added products to the marketplace.

AURI is committed to working with the hemp industry by providing value-added Ag research, laboratory analysis, business and technical services, and a network of science and business professionals.

Here’s footage from the AURI event:

Welcome from AURI Executive Director
The State of Industrial Hemp
Beyond the Hype: Value Added Opportunities in Hemp
Innovations in Minnesota Hemp Industry
Critical Industry Supports
Lessons Learned

Panelists included