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The first nonprofit on the planet dedicated to incorporating all segments of the global Industrial Hemp marketplace into one inclusive organization by Connecting leaders worldwide

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The first nonprofit on the planet dedicated to incorporating all segments of the global Industrial Hemp marketplace into one inclusive organization by Connecting leaders worldwide

    Challenges Of Sourcing Hemp Fibre

    Challenges Of Sourcing Hemp Fibre

    Siobhan is the Co-Founder of Hemprino. Hemprino is a natural fibre luxury knitwear brand, founded by three farmers who were fashion outsiders. They created a unique blend of hemp fibre and merino wool into a soft and light mid layer yarn. Launched to market in 2022 they have rapidly gained fans in their native New Zealand and look to expand their reach to the world in 2023.  For this morning we’ll talk about: 1. Hemprino R&D process  2. Biodegradable bottom line  3. How the co-founders met  4. Challenges of sourcing hemp fibreChallenges Of Sourcing Hemp Fibre 

    • 50 min
    Q&A Discussion with Alli La Pierre Of Patagonia

    Q&A Discussion with Alli La Pierre Of Patagonia

    Alli La Pierre is a Material Developer at Patagonia, an organization with a mission to build the best product and cause no unnecessary harm. Alli works with suppliers to create the technical, environmental, and aesthetic innovations that define Patagonia products. In addition to seasonal development work, Alli works closely with cross-functional teams to identify, vet, and implement new and sustainable technology, chemistries, and processes across the supply chain.  Talking Points: 1. Material Development 2. Hemp Supply Chain

    • 57 min
    Breaking The Stigma Around Cannabis & Hemp

    Breaking The Stigma Around Cannabis & Hemp

    Nydia is a ganja clergywoman, cannabis educator, and advocate. She is the Co-founder/Owner with her 8-year-old son of Terpenes. More than brand, Terpenes is education. She uses simple terpene education to break the stigma around Cannabis & Hemp. Living as if education is generational wealth.   Nydia is also the Founder of URWellnessllc, a holistic & intuitive guide using a three-pillar approach to mind, body, and sacred plant medicine. She creates sacred circles and brave spaces for individuals to explore sacred plant medicines.  For this morning, we’ll talk about: 1. Terpenes 2. Sacrament 3.Spiritually 4. Sustainability 5. Balance

    • 59 min
    Industrial Hemp in South Carolina

    Industrial Hemp in South Carolina

    Derick is the President and CEO of Bossville Hemp Farms located in Hampton County, South Carolina. He is an alumni of Prairie View Agricultural and Mechanical University and Mesa Community College. Derick is a consultant, mentor, and public speaker; currently, he splits his time residing in Estill, SC, and Dallas, TX.   He has been an entrepreneur for twenty-five years and has helped many farmers and business owners achieve and exceed their business goals and expound their customer base.   Derick has studied the extensive benefits of Hemp for nearly fifteen years and has farmed Hemp on a large scale for the past three years.   Derick provides educational, contractual, business, and legal consulting to farmers to help maximize their CBD and fiber crops.  For this morning, we’ll talk about: 1. Bossville’s Legacy 2. Industrial Hemp in South Carolina 3. South Carolina Ag 4. Challenges of Being Self-funded 5. Their Whys

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Developing New Hemp Varieties

    Developing New Hemp Varieties

    Dr. Craig Schluttenhofer is the Research Assistant Professor of Natural Products at Central State University. He received his doctorate in Plant Physiology from the University of Kentucky after completing Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees at Purdue University. He started working with hemp in 2014 while at the University of Kentucky.   Dr. Schluttenhofer research specializes in the genetics and biochemistry of Cannabis used for agricultural and medical purposes. Current research foci include developing new hemp varieties, understanding the plants’ biochemistry, improving production and processing practices, and developing new uses for the crop.   Dr. Schluttenhofer has received over $11.6 million dollars related to hemp research, including serving as a co-principal investigator and Research Lead for a $10 million USDA Sustainable Agriculture Systems award studying the use of hemp grain products as a feed ingredient for rainbow trout.  Join us this afternoon 5pm MST on Linkedin, YouTube or Facebook to discuss Hemp as fish feed and possible hemp products for feed with Dr. Craig Schluttenhofer.

    • 1 hr
    Hemp Fiber Processing in Poland

    Hemp Fiber Processing in Poland

    Maciej is a Farmer, entrepreneur, and activist - with 15+ years of experience with cannabis/hemp, a pioneer of innovative cultivation and processing methods.  He is the CEO and founder (2019) of Kombinat Konopny - a vertically integrated hemp company in Poland focused on hemp straw processing for textile-grade fiber and "seed to shelf" manufacturing of cannabinoid-rich oil infusions. Apart from commercial activity, the company is strongly involved in down-to-earth R&D on growing, harvesting, and processing technology for all parts of the cannabis plant. Pioneered the equity crowdfunding financing model, successfully running record-beating share offerings (https://hemptoday.net/polish-hemp-company-raises-e1-million-in-38-minutes-via-crowdfunding/). On the legal/political front strongly advocating open cannabis market with some significant successes on the "novel food" front: https://kombinatkonopny.pl/court-judgment-hemp-is-not-a-novel-food-it-can-be-used-in-food/   Previously, Maciej is the CEO and founder (2014) of the 1st private Polish hemp company, later on, sold to the listed Canadian holding (2018), as well as a marijuana policy activist (2003-2014), including running for the MP and MEP, promoting the legalization of marijuana and its economical and fiscal effects; editor in chief (2006-2014) of cannabis-related newspaper Spliff.  For this morning, we’ll talk about: - How do things look like when it comes to hemp fiber processing in Poland?  - His experiences with two successful rounds of crowdfunding investment share offerings, how this could be considered an alternative to VC's in funding hemp businesses  - What is "novel food" and why do most European CBD producers get it wrong

    • 1 hr 4 min

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