Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Central US Hemp Growers Expo & Conference

February 23 - February 25

There has been an update to the 3rd annual Central US Hemp Growers Conference & Expo. The event will now be taking place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Bloomington, which is adjacent to Interstate 494 and MN State Highway 100. (near T.G.I. Friday’s)

Attendees can expect to hear updates and innovation discussions around hempcrete, growing for fiber + textiles, supply chain, growing for grain, hemp in animal feed, how to choose the right genetics, production from start to finish, drying hemp, and much much more throughout the days and evenings. 

Sunday, February 23, 2020

8:30 AM

REGISTRATION OPENS

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

HEMPCRETE WORKSHOP

This hands-on workshop will allow participants to roll up their sleeves and get dirty with hempcrete.

Presented by US Hemp Building Association //www.ushba.org/

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

THE NEXT WAVE OF HEMP – BUILDING THE INDUSTRIAL HEMP FIBER & TEXTILES SUPPLY CHAIN

This talk will discuss the challenges and opportunities presented by the rapidly growing US hemp fiber and textile industry.

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

REBIRTHING AN INDUSTRY – BUILDING THE INDUSTRIAL HEMP SUPPLY CHAIN AND INFRASTRUCTURE FOR A GREEN FUTURE

This talk will discuss the challenges and opportunities presented by the rapidly growing US hemp industrial sector.

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

GROWING FOR GRAIN

Grain hemp varieties produce little cannabinoid content in favor of seed or grain production, a very different process than growing for CBD. Learn about grain varieties of hemp from the field to who’s buying it.

4:00 PM – 4:45 PM

HEMP IN ANIMAL FEED

Regulation, economics, nutrition, and markets — the current legal status of hemp as an ingredient in animal feed and treats, where we are in the approval process, and what steps need to be taken next.

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

INDUSTRY SUMMIT

Farmers, processors & manufacturers, wholesalers & retailers, and other professionals will gather to listen to policymakers and industry experts speak about the hemp industry and its infrastructure on a national level.

 

Monday, February 24, 2020

7:45 AM

REGISTRATION OPENS

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

EXHIBITOR MOVE-IN

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

STATE OF THE HEMP UNION

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

TRADE SHOW FLOOR OPEN

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT GENETICS WITHOUT A PhD

What to look for? What are the red flags? How can you trust AND verify? This panel is geared to help you understand “how to choose genetics” as opposed to “how the science of genetics works”.

John Sutton, Kadenwood

Dave Stenzel, Stenzel Farms

Jason Waggoner, Kadenwood 

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

MIDWEST FARMERS PANEL

Matt Suminski, Stone Lake Organics

Steve Tomlins, Turtle Creek Gardens

Aaron Rydell, Salt Creek Hemp Co. 

2:15 PM – 3:45 PM

HEMP PRODUCTION FROM START TO FINISH – PROVEN AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES & THEORY

From the “beginning” to the “end” of mechanized hemp cultivation. Join Andrew Bish & Corbett Hefner as they walk through a variety of planting, cultivating, and harvesting practices to explain the benefit of different plant growth strategies, focusing on the most efficient end commodity results and how to develop a plan that “starts with the end in mind”.

4:15 PM – 5:00 PM

HEMP DRYING BASICS

A basic overview of post-harvest processing and hemp drying. Take a look at drying as part of the supply chain while considering the bigger picture. 

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

VIP NETWORKING PARTY

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

8:45 AM

REGISTRATION OPENS

9:15 AM – 10:00 AM

CBD 101 – INDUSTRY PRIMER

This 45-minute presentation will give you just enough about lots of different topics to make you dangerous at the next roundtable or lunch conversation.

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

TRADE SHOW FLOOR OPEN

10:30 AM – 11:15 AM

SOLVENT EXTRACTION TECHNIQUES FOR CBD EXTRACTION FROM HEMP

After discussing the basic techniques we will move on to their applicability to the Hemp/CBD market and the potential cost savings that Continuous Counter Current Solvent Extraction can offer to small and medium-scale processors.

11:45 AM – 12:30 PM

WINNING THE QUALITY GAME – LEVERAGING BLOCKCHAIN TO TRACK YOUR CBD FROM SEED TO SALE

New questions arise daily as consumer curiosity moves to skepticism, and the FDA increases the spotlight wattage on the CBD industry. Reputable CBD companies that approach product development and quality control with GMP’s and modern technology put themselves in position to not only alleviate regulatory and civil risk, but also outpace competition with scalable processes which identify historical grower and production data resulting in higher CBD quality output.

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

PROCESS CONTAINERS & PACKAGING – FROM FIELD TO PROCESSOR TO SHELF

Speaking about the most effective manner to move product through the process chain, Mike leverages 40 years in the packaging industry to help farmers and processors maximize time and resources. He will discuss the implications of current regulations’ impact on product handling as well as the custom FIBC bag his company has developed specifically for hemp. Mike will take the attendees through the life cycle through the eyes of a packaging expert and discuss how to address challenges in moving product from the field to processors to the back doors or retailers.

4:00 PM – 4:45 PM

QR CODES & MORE – NAVIGATING THE LANDSCAPE OF STATE AND FEDERAL LAWS GOVERNING PRODUCT LABELING FOR CONSUMABLE HEMP PRODUCTS

The presentation covers the landscape of laws governing product labeling for consumable hemp products, specifically the laws and regulations requiring QR codes and related product information on hemp/CBD product labels.

4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

EXHIBITOR MOVE OUT

 

For Tickets:

//ushempexpos.com/registration-central

 

Venue

Double Tree by Hilton
7800 Normandale Blvd
Bloomington, MN 55439 United States
+ Google Map
Website:
www.ushempexpos.com/registration-central