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.

This event has been postponed until Oct 5-6, 2020

In light of the current situation with COVID-19 in Colorado and around the country, we are heeding advice from the CDC and the practice of social distancing, and have decided to postpone the Advancing Industrial Hemp event scheduled for May 18-19. While we recognize that this difficult decision may disappoint some, we hope in the end it proves to be an effective preventative measure. 

The GOOD NEWS is we are rescheduling the Advancing Industrial Hemp event for October 5-6, 2020. The sessions and presentations will be held on October 5th and the Hemp Farm and Industry Tour will be on Oct 6th. (This statement is accurate as of Tuesday, March 31)

And – there is more GOOD NEWS. On Tuesday, May 19, we are hosting a Hemp Farm Accelerator Webinar online for free! This two-hour-long, free webinar will feature tips for how to choose hemp seeds, manage soils for hemp production and identify quality markets for hemp. The webinar will also provide participants the opportunity to interact, ask questions and connect with others in the hemp industry.


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

More Information

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

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