Save-the-Date: Industrial Hemp Summit on February 25-26 2019

INDUSTRIAL HEMP SUMMIT

The Conference Center at IALR, 150 Slayton Avenue, Danville, Virginia 24540


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ABOUT THE 2019 INDUSTRIAL HEMP SUMMIT

The Industrial Hemp Summit is a multi-stakeholder collaboration focused on building the industrial hemp industry in the United States. A specific focus of the summit will be building the supply chain and market making for industrial hemp food, fiber and flower. The summit will highlight innovation that is currently happening in the industry, as well as explore what resources and infrastructure are needed to move the industry forward.

Suggested attendees include professional:

  • Industrial Hemp Growers

  • Supply Chain Managers

  • Farm Equipment Manufacturers

  • Departments of Agriculture

  • Farm Bureaus

  • Entrepreneurs

  • University Researchers

  • Law Enforcement

  • Industrial Hemp Processors

  • Economic Development Officers

  • Chief Sustainability Officers

  • Corporate Researchers

  • Investment Funds

  • Departments of Commerce

  • Foundations

  • Government Officials


WHY ATTEND?

The opportunity exists for industrial hemp to be a robust high growth industry in the United States. Increasing transparency and collaboration at this stage is necessary for the industry to reach its full potential. Your piece of the puzzle is very important to contribute.

NOTE TO VIEWERS

Additional information about this event including an updated agenda, speaker bios and sponsorship opportunities will be added in the coming days. Please check back often.

WHO IS HOSTING THE SUMMIT?

The summit is being hosted by Halifax County, Virginia Agricultural Development (HCAD) and the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR), Danville VA.

www.genuinehalifax.com
www.ialr.org

OUR TEAM

Kimley A. Blanks, MBA

Co-Founder,
Industrial Hemp Summit

Kimley A. Blanks, MBA

Mark Gignac

Co-Founder,
Industrial Hemp Summit

Mark Gignac

Marty Clemons

Partner,
Industrial Hemp Summit

Marty Clemons

Blake Butler

Partner,
Industrial Hemp Summit

Blake Butler

BUILDING AMERICA'S HEMP INDUSTRY

INDUSTRIALHEMP SUMMIT AGENDA

Monday , 25 February, 2019 - INDUSTRIAL HEMP SUMMIT PANELS

12 Noon

Registration and Networking

Note: Lunch available at onsite cafe.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

1:00 PM

Official Welcome and Thanks to Sponsors

1:00 PM - 1:15 PM

1:15 PM

STATE OF THE ART HEMP BIOSCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
PANEL #1 Genetics, Hybridization and Tissue Culture

1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

According to a research analyst report published on September 12, 2018 by the Brightfield Group, the hemp flower/CBD market could hit $22 billion by 2022. Is this number realistic? This panel will explore this question and leading edge research/innovation in genetics, hybridization, and tissue culture cloning.

Industry Panelists:

Dr Scott Lowman - Director of Research, IALR - Moderator

Marty Clemons - President of the NC Industrial Hemp Association - Moderator

Justin Hamilton - CEO, East Coast Genetics

Brian Campbell - Plant Breeder and Geneticist, Phylos Bioscience

Professor Michael Timko - Lewis & Clark Chair of Biology, University of Virginia

Jonathan Vaught Ph.D. - CEO & Founder, Front Range Biosciences

2:05 PM

STATE OF THE ART HEMP BIOSCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
PANEL #2 Cultivation

2:05 PM - 2:50 PM

According to a research analyst report published on September 12, 2018 by the Brightfield Group, the hemp flower/CBD market could hit $22 billion by 2022. Is this number realistic? This panel will explore this question and cultivating hemp flower.

Industry Panelists:

Karen Neill - Moderator

Dr Angela R Post - Assistant Professor and Small Grains Extension Specialist Crop & Soil Sciences Department North Carolina State University.

Josh Hendrix - Director of Business Development — Domestic Production for CV Sciences, Inc.

Dr. Lindsey D. Thiessen - Assistant Professor and Extension Plant Pathology Specialist of Tobacco&Field Crops, North Carolina State University.

John Roulac - CEO & Founder – RE Botanicals, Founder & Chief Visionary Officer - Nutiva

Matt Spitzer - Founding Partner, Triangle Hemp

Brad Todd - AgGrist

2:50 PM

Break

2:50pm - 3:05 pm

3:05 PM

STATE OF THE ART HEMP BIOSCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
PANEL #3 Extraction/Processing and Testing

3:05 PM - 3:50 PM

According to a research analyst report published on September 12, 2018 by the Brightfield Group, the hemp flower/CBD market could hit $22 billion by 2022. Is this number realistic? This panel will explore this question and extraction/processing and testing.

Industry Panelists:

Blake Butler - Executive Director, NC Industrial Hemp Association - Moderator

Bryan Berger - Associate Professor, University of Virginia

Volker Bornemann, Ph.D - CEO, Avazyme

Faith Hays, Ph.D - Life Science Account Manager, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments

Mike Sanders - Co-Founder, X-Tracts LLC

Brad Todd - AgGrist

Emily Britton - Natural Products and Food Specialist, Waters Corporation

4:00 PM

Break Out Sessions

4:00pm - 5:00 pm

The breakout sessions are designated based upon area of specialty. Whereas the panel discussions are designed to be a larger multi-stakeholder collaboration, the smaller sized breakout sessions allow for more depth into a particular topic or specialty. The breakout sessions will be interactive and guided by the breakout session leaders that are all experts in their field.

1. Genetics, Tissue Culture Cloning and Hybridization

Dr Scott Lowman - Director of Research, IALR - Moderator

Justin Hamilton - CEO, East Coast Genetics

Brian Campbell - Plant Breeder and Geneticist, Phylos Bioscience

Professor Michael Timko - Lewis & Clark Chair of Biology, University of Virginia

Jonathan Vaught Ph.D. - CEO & Founder, Front Range Biosciences

2. Cultivation

Karen Neill - Moderator

Josh Hendrix - Director of Business Development — Domestic Production for CV Sciences, Inc.

Brad Todd - AgGrist

Dr Lindsey D. Thiessen - Assistant Professor and Extension Plant Pathology Specialist of Tobacco&Field Crops, North Carolina State University.

John Roulac - CEO & Founder – RE Botanicals, Founder & Chief Visionary Officer - Nutiva

Matt Spitzer - Founding Partner, Triangle Hemp

Dr Angela R Post - Assistant Professor and Small Grains Extension, Specialist Crop & Soil Sciences Department, North Carolina State University.

3. Extraction/Processing

Marty Clemons - President of the NC Industrial Hemp Association - Moderator

Bryan Berger - Associate Professor, University of Virginia.

Mike Sanders - Co-Founder X-Tracts LLC.

4. Testing

Blake Butler - Executive Director, NC Industrial Hemp Association - Moderator

Volker Bornemann, Ph.D- CEO, Avazyme

Faith Hays, Ph.D - Life Science Account Manager, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments

Emily Britton - Natural Products and Food Specialist, Waters Corporation

5:00 PM

Networking Reception

5:00pm-7:00pm

Tours of Plant Biology, Extraction, Testing & Polymer Labs for those Unable to tour Tuesday. See a staff member wearing a black Industrial Hemp Polo shirt.

Tuesday, 26 February, 2019 - INDUSTRIAL HEMP SUMMIT PANELS

8:00 AM

Full Breakfast and Networking

 8:00 AM – 9 AM

9:00 AM

State of the Industry Panel (Big Picture)

 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Industry Panelists:

Moderator: Jack Whitley - Founder, Applied Media, LLC

Erin Williams - VA Hemp Pilot Program Manager

Eric Steenstra - President, Vote Hemp

Anni Self - Plant Certification Administrator, Tennessee Department of Agriculture

Thomas Melton - NC State Extension

Nolan M Jackson - Attorney At Law, Frost Brown Todd LLC

10:00 AM

Market Making Technical Fibers

  10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Some of the most exciting innovation in the industrial hemp industry is happening around research and development into various uses for plant cellulose. This panel showcases companies at the leading edge of this innovation in the areas of hemp bio-composites, processing technology and market making for industrial hemp technical fibers and hurd/shiv. We will be looking at exciting new applications for building materials and other high growth market segments. These panelists are team players that are willing to share their knowledge, experience, successes and challenges in moving their businesses and the industrial hemp industry forward.

Industry Panelists:

Marty Clemons – Partner, Industrial Hemp Summit as Moderator

Dr. Trey Riddle - CEO - Sunstrand

Tai Olson - Director of Operations, US Heritage Group

11:00 AM

BREAK/NETWORKING

  11:00 AM – 11:15 AM

11:15 AM

Market Making Consumer Goods: Health, Nutrition, Beauty, and Personal Care Products

 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

Figuring out how to feed nutrient dense food to 7 billion plus people while reducing greenhouse gas emissions is a major challenge of our time. Industrial hemp seed, referred to as grain in the industry, can be beneficial for both. Hemp grain is an easily digestible powerhouse protein with the right balance of Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids that contains all 9 essential amino acids. Crushing the grain results in a hemp oil product that can be consumed liked olive oil or used in beauty and personal care products. Industrial hemp sequesters carbon and regenerates soil. This panel showcases leading edge companies and institutions innovating with hemp grain, building the domestic supply chain, and creating markets for hemp grain in the consumer goods market.

Industry Panelists:

Blake Butler - Executive Director, NC Industrial Hemp Association - Moderator

Kristin Adams - Founder and CEO, Afterglow Cosmetics

Chad Rosen - President, Victory Hemp Foods

Joell A. Eifert - Director, Food Innovations Program, Department of Food Science and Technology, Virginia Tech

Glenn Rodes - Grower, Riverhill Farms

Carla Boyd - Owner, Hemp Way Foods

John Roulac - CEO & Founder – RE Botanicals, Founder & Chief Visionary Officer - Nutiva

12:15 PM

LUNCH AND NETWORKING

 12:15 PM -1:30 PM

Lunch provided by The Conference Center at the Institute.

1:30 PM

Market Making Textiles

 1:30pm – 2:30pm

The market for sustainable textiles is on the rise as consumers become increasingly more educated and concerned about environmental and social justice issues associated with the production of apparel. Where does hemp fit in? This panel will cover where we are in incorporating hemp into the U.S. textile industry.

Industry Panelists:

Guy Carpenter - President - Bear Fiber Inc, Moderator

Tom McCall - Cap Yarns

Eric Henry - President, TS Designs

John Lupien - President & Founder, BastCore LLC

Daniel Yohannes - Chief Operating Officer, Renaissance Fiber LLC

2:30 PM

Building, Capitalizing and Scaling a Hemp Enterprise

 2:30 PM -3:30 PM

We will hear from people who have built hemp businesses and from people who advise these companies. What lessons have they learned? What would they do differently?

Industry Panelists:

Marty Clemons - President of the NC Industrial Hemp Association - Moderator

Bob Crumley - Founder and CEO, Founders Hemp

Preston Gardner - Analyst, CVC Partners, LLC

Will Daugherty - President, Owner Evolve Inc.

Rick Larson - SVP and Director of Strategic Initiatives, Natural Capital Investment Fund

John Roulac - CEO & Founder – RE Botanicals, Founder & Chief Visionary Officer - Nutiva

Matt Bailey - Co-Lead, Venture South

3:30 PM

Break / Networking

 3:30 PM -3:45 PM

3:45 PM

What Does the Future of the Hemp Industry Look Like Post Farm Bill?

 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

We will ask our panelists to pull out their crystal balls and give us their perspectives on what an industrial hemp industry will look like once industrial hemp gains commodity crop status.

Industry Panelists:

Marty Clemons - President of the NC Industrial Hemp Association - Moderator

Tara Caton, M.S. Botany - Senior Technician, Rodale Institute Industrial Hemp Research Program

Bert James - Crop Consultant & Grower, Homegrown Agriculture

Jim Taylor MD - Board Certified Anesthesiologist, Integrated Pain Solutions

Nolan M Jackson - Attorney At Law, Frost Brown Todd LLC

Frances Franny Tacy - Inspiring Farmer, Franny’s Farm, Franny’s Farmacy

Clifton Parker - Crop Insurance Expert

4:30 PM

NETWORKING RECEPTION

 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Tours of Plant Biology, Extraction, Testing & Polymer Labs

PANELISTS

Scott Lowman

Director of Research
Institute for Advanced Learning & Research

Scott Lowman

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Matt Bailey

Co-Lead
Venture South

Matt Bailey

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Emily Britton

Natural Products and Food Specialist
Waters Corporation

Emily Britton

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Faith Hays

LCMS Sales Specialist
Shimadzu

Faith Hays

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Thomas Melton

Deputy Director and State Program leader for
Agriculture and Natural Resources and Community Development
NC State Extension

Thomas Melton

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Clifton Parker

Crop Insurance Expert

Clifton Parker

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Guy Carpenter

President - Bear Fiber Inc

Guy Carpenter

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Matt Spitzer

Founding Partner
Triangle Hemp

Matt Spitzer

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John Roulac

CEO & Founder – RE Botanicals
Founder & Chief Visionary Officer - Nutiva

John Roulac

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Frances Tacy

Inspiring Farmer
Franny's Farm
Franny's Farmacy

Frances Tacy

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Anni Self

Plant Certification Administrator
Tennessee Department of Agriculture

Anni Self

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Nolan M Jackson

Attorney At Law
Frost Brown Todd LLC

Nolan M Jackson

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Carla Boyd

Owner, Hemp Way Foods

Carla Boyd

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Glenn Rodes

Grower, Riverhill Farms

Glenn Rodes

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Dr. Lindsey D. Thiessen

Assistant Professor and Extension Plant Pathology Specialist of Tobacco&Field Crops
North Carolina State University

Dr. Lindsey D. Thiessen

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Jim Taylor MD

Board Certified Anesthesiologist
Integrated Pain Solutions

Jim Taylor MD

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Bob Crumley

Founder and CEO
Founders Hemp

Bob Crumley

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Karen Neill

Farm Manager
Pleasant Lane Farm

Karen Neill

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Bert James

Crop Consultant - Homegrown Agriculture

Bert James

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Eric Steenstra

President – Vote Hemp

Eric Steenstra

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Tara Caton, M.S. Botany

Senior Technician
Rodale Institute Industrial Hemp Research Program

Tara Caton, M.S. Botany

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Daniel Yohannes

Chief Operating Officer
Renaissance Fiber LLC

Daniel Yohannes

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Mike Sanders

Co-Founder, X-tracts LLC

Mike Sanders

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Will Daugherty

President, Owner
Evolve Inc

Will Daugherty

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Dr Angela R Post

Assistant Professor and
Small Grains Extension Specialist
Crop & Soil Sciences Department
North Carolina State University.

Dr Angela R Post

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Brad Todd

AgGrist

Brad Todd

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Tai Olson

Director of Operations,
US Heritage Group

Tai Olson

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Bryan Berger

Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering
University of Virginia

Bryan Berger

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Professor Michael Timko

Lewis and Clark Chair Professor of Biology in the College of Arts & Sciences
University of Virginia
Professor of Public Health Science at the UVA School of Medicine.

Professor Michael Timko

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Joell A. Eifert

Director, Food Innovations Program
Department of Food Science and Technology
Virginia Tech

Joell A. Eifert

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Jonathan Vaught Ph.D.

CEO & Founder
Front Range Biosciences

Jonathan Vaught Ph.D.

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Brian Campbell

Plant Breeder and Geneticist
Phylos Bioscience
Portland OR

Brian Campbell

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Josh Hendrix

Director of Business Development — Domestic Production for CV Sciences, Inc.

Josh Hendrix

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Justin Hamilton

Hemp Entrepreneur
Hempleton Investment Group, East Coast Genetics,
The Hemp Farmacy, The NC Hemp Farm
Research & Innovation Campus, Hope Hemp Extracts,
& Legacy Farms Cannabis

Justin Hamilton

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Kristin Adams

Founder & CEO
Afterglow Cosmetics

Kristin Adams

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Preston Gardner

Analyst
CVC Partners, LLC

Preston Gardner

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Volker Bornemann, Ph.D.

CEO, Avazyme

Volker Bornemann, Ph.D.

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John Lupien

President & Founder,
BastCore LLC

John Lupien

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Tom McCall

Cap Yarns

Tom McCall

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Erin Williams

Policy Analyst
VDACS

Erin Williams

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Chad Rosen

President - Victory Hemp Foods

Chad Rosen

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Eric Henry

President - TS Designs

Eric Henry

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Jack Whitley

Founder, Applied Media, LLC

Jack Whitley

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Dr. Trey Riddle

CEO - Sunstrand

Dr. Trey Riddle

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Rick Larson

SVP and Director of Strategic Initiatives
Natural Capital Investment Fund

Rick Larson

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frequently askedQUESTIONS

Where do I fly into for the summit?

The closest airports to Danville, Virginia are Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina (RDU) and Greensboro, North Carolina (GSO).

What hotels do you recommend?

The Industrial Hemp Summit has reserved a block of rooms at the hotels listed below.

Are tours of IALR available?

Tours of IALR’s chemistry, polymer, precision ag, and biology research labs are available on both Monday and Tuesday. Details will be made available.

Are there Sponsorship Opportunities?

If interested in sponsorship opportunities, please email info@industrialhempsummit.info

Can the summit accommodate special dietary restrictions?

Yes. Please note dietary restrictions at time of registration or email info@industrialhempsummit.info.

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