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.

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This event is still scheduled

We understand that concerns around the COVID-19 virus are top of mind for many right now. We are monitoring the situation and currently all of our 2020 events will take place as scheduled. Acres U.S.A. will use appropriate health precautions at our events and take every step to maintain a healthy environment. We will continue to track recommendations of the WHO, the CDC, and the Colorado Health Department regarding COVID-19 and keep our community updated should anything change. Check this page for updates on events status, and feel free to contact us with any further questions. (This statement is accurate as of Wednesday, March 25)


May 18:

Join us the day before the event, May 18th, 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.

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

5-7 p.m. | Reception

May 19:

May 19th 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 p.m. | Closing Drinks

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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. 

Special Room Rate for Event Attendees: $109.00, plus tax (be sure to mention Acres U.S.A.)

Book your room before May 1, 2020 to get this special room rate. You can book 2 days before or after the event and still receive the special room rate.

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More Information

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

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