Sponsored by the Minnesota Hemp Association &
the Minnesota Department of Agriculture
December 3, 2019
River's Edge Convention Center • St. Cloud
The Minnesota Hemp Conference & Expo is the premiere one-day event for those interested in our state’s fast-growing hemp industry, including farmers, processors, manufacturers, retailers, distributors, service providers, and more. Previously hosted by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, this year’s conference is being put on by the Minnesota Hemp Association—Minnesota’s largest and only industry-wide trade association advancing the growth and vitality of our state's hemp industry from seed to shelf. The MHA will build on the tradition of delivering high-quality, informative programming, and, for the first time, will add a vendor expo. Whether you’re already an experienced grower or entrepreneur, or just want to learn more about the potential for this industry, this event will give you the opportunity to learn from leading experts and connect with others who can help your business or farm.
All sponsorship levels receive 2 conference tickets and an expo table
Title Sponsor $5000
Get top sponsorship billing, thanks from the podium, your logo on all signage, a full page ad in the event program, the opportunity to give brief remarks to convention attendees, 4 social media mentions, and 1 email blast.
Gold Sponsor $2500
Get thanks from the podium, a half page ad in the event program, 2 social media mentions, and the opportunity to introduce a keynote speaker.
Silver Sponsor $1500
Get a quarter page ad in the event program, 1 social media mention, and the opportunity to introduce a breakout session.
Lunch, Coffee, or Happy Hour Sponsor
Get table-top signage, a half page ad in the event program, and thanks from the podium.
New this year, there will be an expo space to meet and learn about businesses and products. MHA members can get a table for $500 and non-members for $850. Purchase of an expo table comes with 2 conference tickets.
CONFERENCE AGENDA PREVIEW
Full Agenda Coming Soon
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM:
Registration, Coffee & Exhibits
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM:
Welcome & Keynote Presentations
Speakers to include experts from AURI, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, and the University of Minnesota discussing the technical, economic, and policy future of the industry
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM:
Regulatory Compliance & Safety
Will include such topics as product labeling, food safety considerations, and testing
Maximizing Hemp Production
Will include such topics as seed genetics, farm software, and best practices for getting hemp from the field to the market
Business Services for the Hemp Industry
Will include such topics as raising capital, banking, insurance, and marketing
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM:
Lunch & Exhibits
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM:
Understanding USDA and MN rules and rulemaking for hemp production and sale
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM:
A bipartisan panel of legislators from the Minnesota House and Senate will discuss what to expect in the upcoming legislative session
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM:
Breakout Sessions Continued
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM:
Happy Hour & Exhibits