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DIGITAL

PROGRAM

 

Conference Schedule

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM:

Registration, Coffee & Exhibits

EAST LOBBY & GLENN CARLSON HALL

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM:

Conference Opening

 

GLENN CARLSON HALL

Welcome

  • Joe Radinovich, Executive Director, Minnesota Hemp Association

Opening Remarks

  • Whitney Place, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Agriculture

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM:

Keynote

 

GLENN CARLSON HALL

Grain, Fiber, Feed, and Fuel: Understanding the Hemp Value Chain

  • Harold Stanislawski, Project Development Director, Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI)

  • Riley Gordon, Engineer, Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI)

9:30 AM - 9:50 AM:

Mainstage Presentation

 

GLENN CARLSON HALL

Hemp Potential: Hemp Hurd in Building Materials

  • Todd Mathewson, Regional Sale Representative, Just BioFiber Solutions

  9:50 AM - 10:00 AM:

Coffee Break - Sponsored by DryMax Solutions

EAST LOBBY

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM:

Mainstage Presentation & Panel

 

GLENN CARLSON HALL

Understanding USDA and MN Rules and Rulemaking for Hemp Production and Sale

  • TBD, Minnesota Department of Agriculture

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM:

Stakeholder Panel on USDA Interim Rules

  • John Dugas, Founder and CEO, Superior Extractions

  • Leili Fatehi, Partner and Principal, Blunt Strategies

  • Sara Kietzer, Owner, Journey Organics LLC and Co-Owner, Journey Farms LLC

  • Brian Marquart, Office of Justice Programs, Minnesota Department of Public Safety

  • Margaret Wiatrowski, Industrial Hemp Program Coordinator, Minnesota Department of Agriculture

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM:

Breakout Sessions

Hemp Regulations &

Compliance

EDELBROCK/CLARKE

Labeling Law: Retail Compliance for CBD Products

  • Thomas Norby, Attorney, Brownson Norby PLLC


Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs): Compliance for CBD Manufacturers and Processors

  • Benjamin Miller, Senior Director of Regulatory and Scientific Affairs, The Acheson Group

Maximizing Hemp Production

ALEXANDER/BELL

DNA Tests for Cannabinoid Traits: Progress and Prospects

  • Jonathan (JP) Wenger, Research Associate, Weiblen LabPlant and Microbial Biology, University of Minnesota

Breeding New Industrial Hemp Varieties

  • Tom Michaels, Professor of Horticultural Science, University of Minnesota

Business Services for the Hemp Industry

WEIDNER

PANEL: Getting Started & Running a Successful Hemp Business

  • Brandon Van Asten, CPA, Bridge West LLC

  • Nick Hartmann, Senior VP, Christensen Group

  • Rick Price, United Science

  • Robert Morse, VP, MidCountry Bank

12:30 PM -  1:30 PM:

Lunch & Exhibits

GLENN CARLSON HALL

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM:

Keynote

 

GLENN CARLSON HALL

The Renaissance of Fiber Hemp

  • Winona LaDuke, Winona’s Hemp & Heritage Farm

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Breakout Sessions

Maximizing Hemp Production

ALEXANDER/BELL

PANEL: Indoor, Outdoor, Organic: Hemp for Different End Markets

  • John Strohfus, Founder & CEO, Minnesota Hemp Farms, Inc.

  • Paul Frank, Founder, Hemp Solutions of Minnesota

  • Alex Gerard, Founder Budding Acres

  • Charlie Levine, Founder, Hemp Acres

Business Services for the Hemp Industry

WEIDNER

Raising Capital for Hemp Businesses

  • Zach Robins, Attorney, Messerli Kramer

 

Track and Trace for the Hemp Industry—Why a Blockchain Solution

is Best

  • Joshua Decatur, CEO, Trace

3:40 PM - 4:25 PM:

Breakout Sessions

Hemp Regulations &

Compliance

EDELBROCK/CLARKE

PANEL: Ask an Attorney: Insight on Legal Questions for Hemp Businesses

  • Jason Tarasek, Attorney, MN Cannabis Law

  • Elliot Ginsburg, Attorney, Chronic Lawyers

  • Ed Culhane, Attorney, Culhane Law

Maximizing Hemp Production

ALEXANDER/BELL

PANEL: Offtake: Securing Contracts for Harvested Hemp

  • Dan Schiller, Cool Clean Labs/Amberwing Organics

  • Bryan Parr, Agronomist, Legacy Hemp

Business Services for the Hemp Industry

WEIDNER

PANEL: Marketing Your Hemp Brand

  • Laura Monn Ginsburg, Partner and Principal, Blunt Strategies

  • Josh Maslowski, Owner, Stigma Hemp Company

  • Steven Brown, Owner, Nothing But Hemp

4:30 PM - 4:55 PM:

Mainstage Presentation

 

GLENN CARLSON HALL

Testing Hemp: What Growers Need to Know

  • Kia Mikesh, CEO and Owner, Adams Independent Testing

4:55 PM - 5:00 PM:

Conference Wrap-Up

 

GLENN CARLSON HALL

Closing Remarks

  • Joe Radinovich, Executive Director, Minnesota Hemp Association

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM:

Happy Hour - Sponsored by Stigma Hemp Company

Exhibits

 

GLENN CARLSON HALL

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