Advancing Industrial Hemp 2020

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Our event is focused on advancing the education of growers who are trying for market share, a higher quality product, a higher CBD percentage and to improve their soil management program. Gain in-depth information on soil analysis, fertilizer and crop nutrition, and pest and weed management from hemp industry innovators and soil health experts.


October 5:

Oct 5th will feature a full day of informative, educational sessions led by experts. Our agenda is continuing to develop and will be updated.

7:30-8:30 a.m. | Opening Coffee 

8:30-8:40 a.m. | Welcome

8:40-9:15 a.m. | What Now? The State of the Hemp Industry – Doug Fine

9:15-10 a.m. | It All Starts with a Seed

10-10:30 a.m. | Coffee Break

10:30-11:15 a.m. | Soil Health

11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. | Plant Nutrition and Care 

12:15-1:15 p.m. | Lunch

1:15-2 p.m. | Successful Crop Management

2-3 p.m. | Case Studies: Finding Markets

3-3:30 p.m. | Coffee Break

3:30-4 p.m. | Policy Update

4-5 p.m. | PANEL: Farmer Perspectives

5-5:15 p.m. | Closing Comments

5:15-6:15 p.m. | Reception

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October 6:

Join us the day after the event, October 6th, for a tour of local hemp farms and processing facilities in Greeley and the surrounding area to learn about their successes and challenges in the hemp industry. The tour will include lunch.

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Tour


Soil health experts and hemp industry innovators will present the topics above, providing attendees with real management techniques and information they can take right back to their farms. Sign up for the Hemp Event newsletter to get the latest updates by email.

Speaker List: 

  • Doug Fine — hemp farmer and author
  • Bill McKibbin — soil consultant and author
  • Noel Garcia — certified crop advisor, TPS Lab
  • Brian Koontz — Colorado Department of Agriculture 
  • Sarah Cotterill — CEO, Lineage Hemp
  • Jamie Perkins — Owner, Lineage Hemp

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A variety of related companies and representatives will be on hand to answer questions and speak from experience on addressing challenges and reducing risk to drive whole-farm success. Stay tuned for an official list of participating companies.

For Exhibitor & Sponsorship Opportunities Contact:

Rachel Wobeter, Events Manager | | 970-392-5627

We have a limited number of Exhibitor & Sponsorship Opportunities for this event, contact us soon to secure your spot!

Venue & Lodging

The event will take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Greeley at Lincoln Park. 

Attendees will receive a special room rate at this hotel. Check back soon for the booking link.

Register – Early Bird pricing available!

There's still time to benefit from early bird pricing! Take advantage of the best price and register today!

Find pricing details – including early bird tickets and military discounts – and a link to register here: Advancing Industrial Hemp Registration page

A Note About COVID-19

The Acres U.S.A. team is closely monitoring the Covid-19 situation through the CDC, Colorado state Department of Health, and local health organizations. Right now, we plan to hold an in-person event and will take appropriate steps on-site to promote health and safety as recommended by the CDC. Should we be unable to hold the in-person event, alternative plans will be made. Due to this uncertainty we have updated our cancellation policy. If you have any further concerns or questions, please contact Acres U.S.A. at

More Information

For more information or questions, please call 1-800-355-5313 or email 

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