Save-the-Date: 5th Annual Industrial Hemp Summit on February 28-March 1, 2022.

INDUSTRIAL HEMP SUMMIT

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

"The quality of the event, the information shared, and the people in attendance were incredible."
- National Law Review ( regarding the 2019 Industrial Hemp Summit )


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ABOUT THE 2021 INDUSTRIAL HEMP SUMMIT

The IHS team would like to thank Huber and West Town Bank for sponsoring this virtual event. Their sponsorship makes it possible to offer another event packed with top quality speakers/panelists and offer the event to attendees an on incredbly low rate. Please reach out and thank them as well.

IHS LogoThe Industrial Hemp Summit is a multi-stakeholder collaboration focused on building the industrial hemp industry in America. Entering our 4th year, 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.


The 2021 summit will be a two-day virtual event that offers attendees live access to sessions, the opportunity to participate in Q&A chats with expert speakers, and the chance to engage in potential virtual networking opportunities. The summit is the only business-to-business event organized by a research facility actively involved in the hemp industry. In addition to the summit, IALR’s work includes hemp testing services, hemp research, hemp programming and events, and hemp instruction at instructional videos. (See https://www.ialr.org/hemp/)


The team putting on the event is unique in that it is a Virginia – Southeast Hemp Association collaboration that includes the executive director of IALR as well as the board chair and executive director of the Southeast Hemp Association . (see https://www.sehemp.org/)


The 2020 summit sold out for the third consecutive year with 400 attendees from 25 states and featured Bill Richmond, Chief of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Domestic Hemp Production Program. The 2021 summit has pivoted to a virtual event that will include high quality panelists like the previous three summits. We hope to return to an in person event in 2022.

OUR TEAM

Blake Butler

Executive Director
Southeast Hemp Association

Blake Butler

Marty Clemons

Chair of the Board
Southeast Hemp Association

Marty Clemons

Mark Gignac

Team Member,
Industrial Hemp Summit

Mark Gignac

PANELISTS

Vanessa Elsalah

Hemp Program Coordinator
South Carolina Department of Agriculture

Vanessa Elsalah

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Robert Ziner

Founder & CEO
Canadian Industrial Hemp Corporation

Robert Ziner

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Nicolle Burnette

CEO & Grower
Queen Hemp Co

Nicolle Burnette

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Chad Rosen

Founder & CEO
Victory Hemp Foods

Chad Rosen

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Ben Young

Founder & CEO
FyberX

Ben Young

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Nayana “Nemo” Solanki

Founder
Xtracts LLC

Nayana “Nemo” Solanki

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Chad A. Ulven, Ph.D.

Associate Professor / Associate Chair - Mechanical Engineering Department
North Dakota State University
CTO - C2renew inc.
chad.ulven@ndsu.edu

Chad A. Ulven, Ph.D.

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Evan Parnell

Managing Partner
Atlas Labs FL, LLC

Evan Parnell

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Justin Swanson

Principal
Bose Public Affairs Group
Of Counsel at Bose McKinney & Evans

Justin Swanson

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Dion Oakes

Board Member
U.S. Hemp Growers Association

Dion Oakes

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Josh Ludgate

Lab Director
Golden Piedmont Labs

Josh Ludgate

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Rend Al-Mondhiry

FDA & FTC Attorney
Amin Talati Wasserman, LLP

Rend Al-Mondhiry

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Becky Hobden

Founder & CEO
ECC Test Lab

Becky Hobden

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Andre West

Associate Professor and Director
The Zeis Textiles Extension (ZTE)
Wilson College of Textiles at NCSU

Andre West

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Jonathan Miller

General Counsel
U.S Hemp Roundtable
Member in Charge
Frost Brown Todd LLC

Jonathan Miller

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John Johnson

Principal
Agricola, LLC

John Johnson

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Shawn Hatley

Director of Supply Chain
Global Products

Shawn Hatley

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Patrick Atagi

Board Chairman, President & CEO
DA Farms

Patrick Atagi

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Jody McGinness

Executive Director
Hemp Industries Association

Jody McGinness

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Greg Wilson

Founder
Fibonacci, LLC
(DBA- HempWood)

Greg Wilson

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Chase Hubbard

Senior Analyst - Hemp
The Jacobsen

Chase Hubbard

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Kristin Adams

Cannabis CPG Consultant

Kristin Adams

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Melissa D. Marsal

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
West Town Bank & Trust and West Town Bancorp

Melissa D. Marsal

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Nathan Taylor

Founder
Lux Botanics

Nathan Taylor

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Dave Neundorfer

CEO
Open Book Extracts

Dave Neundorfer

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Erin Williams

Policy Analyst
VDACS

Erin Williams

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Tyler Russell

Attorney at Law
Ward and Smith, PA

Tyler Russell

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Matt Spitzer

Founding Partner
Triangle Hemp

Matt Spitzer

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Taimour Azhar

Founder & President
Hempville

Taimour Azhar

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Chase Werner

Founding Partner
Triangle Hemp

Chase Werner

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Paul R Adams III

Industrial Hemp Program Manager
North Carolina Agriculture

Paul R Adams III

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Dr. Daniel Yohannes

Renaissance Fiber

Dr. Daniel Yohannes

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Charles Wellso

Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Sanitas Peak

Charles Wellso

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Volker Bornemann, Ph.D.

CEO, Avazyme

Volker Bornemann, Ph.D.

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Rod Kight

Principal
Kight Law Firm

Rod Kight

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Mike Sanders

Co-Founder, X-tracts LLC

Mike Sanders

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Eric Steenstra

President – Vote Hemp

Eric Steenstra

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Guy Carpenter

President - Bear Fiber Inc

Guy Carpenter

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Yimeng Jack He

Analytical Chemist, Lab Manager
Institute for Advanced Learning & Research

Yimeng Jack He

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Bert James

Crop Consultant - Homegrown Agriculture

Bert James

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Anni Self

Plant Certification Administrator
Tennessee Department of Agriculture

Anni Self

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Eric Henry

President - TS Designs

Eric Henry

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Tai Olson

Director of Operations,
US Heritage Group

Tai Olson

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Hunter Buffington

Executive Director
Hemp Feed Coalition

Hunter Buffington

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Chip Miller

Abundant Labs

Chip Miller

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BUILDING AMERICA'S HEMP INDUSTRY

INDUSTRIALHEMP SUMMIT AGENDA

This Year's Theme > One Industry United

The Industrial Hemp Summit is the only B2B hemp event that is normally held in a science institute that is actually doing research on the plant. Building the U.S. Industrial Hemp Industry is like putting together a 5,000-piece puzzle blindfolded and with the pieces constantly shifting. It is imperative that we collaborate in a professional and transparent manner to create a sustainable industry. The Industrial Hemp Summit is designed to bring people together that likely would not otherwise meet to create quantum conversations, connections and business opportunities. In this fourth annual Industrial Hemp Summit we have shifted to a virtual event where our focus will be cutting edge Technology, Business and Science that is taking the U.S. Industrial Hemp Industry to the next level.

Monday , February 22nd

Note: All times listed are Eastern Standard Time.

9:00 AM

Welcome & Sponsor Recognition

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Industry Speaker:

Marty Clemons, Southeast Hemp Association

Blake Butler, Southeast Hemp Association

Mark Gignac, Institute for Advanced Learning & Research (IALR)

Sponsor

Melissa Marsal, West Town Bank

Bill Gorman, Huber

9:15 AM

Industry Analysis 2021

9:15 AM – 10:15 AM

Industry Speaker:

Charles Wellso, Sanitas Peak

Chase Hubbard, The Jacobsen

10:20 AM

State of the Industry: National Trade Associations Perspective

10:20 AM – 11:20 AM

Industry Panelists:

Patrick Atagi, National Industrial Hemp Council (NIHC)

Jody McGinness, Hemp Industry Association (HIA)

Dion Oakes, US Hemp Growers Association

Eric Steenstra, Vote Hemp

11:30 AM

State of the Industry: Bio-Regional Perspectives

11:30 AM - 11:55 AM

Industry Panelists:

Southeast Perspective - Blake Butler, Southeast Hemp Association

Midwest Perspective - Justin Swanson, Bose Public Affiars Group

12:00 Noon

Potential Hemp Checkoff Program

12:00 Noon - 12:25 PM

Industry Speaker:

John Johnson, Agricola, LLC

12:30 PM

BREAK

12:30 PM - 12:50 PM

12:50 PM

State of the Industry: State Regulatory Perspective

12:50 PM - 1:55 PM

Industry Panelists:

TN - Anni Self, Tennessee Department of Agriculture

NC - Paul Adams, North Carolina Department of Agriculture

VA - Erin Williams, Virginia Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services

SC - Vanessa Elsalah, South Carolina Department of Agriculture

1:55 PM

State of the Industry - Legal Policy Perspective

1:55 PM - 2:55 PM

Industry Speaker:

Rod Kight, Kight Law Firm

Tyler Russell, Ward & Smith, PA

Jonathan Miller, US Hemp Roundtable

Rend AI-Mondhiry, Amin Talati Wasserman, LLP

3:00 PM

Gold standards for payment processing in the hemp industry

3:00 PM - 3:25 PM

Industry Speaker:

Melissa Marsal, West Town Bank

3:30 PM

Genetics

3:30 PM - 3:55 PM

Industry Panelists:

Chase Werner, Triangle Hemp

Matt Spitzer, Triangle Hemp

4:00 PM

Testing

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Industry Speaker:

Rebecca Hobden, ECC Test Lab (VA)

Volker Bornemann, Avazyme (NC)

Evan Parnell, Atlas Labs (FL)

Jack He, IALR (VA)

5:00 PM

Closing Remarks

Tuesday , February 23rd

Note: All times listed are Eastern Standard Time.

9:00 AM

Welcome & Sponsor Recognition

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Industry Speaker:

Marty Clemons, Southeast Hemp Association

Blake Butler, Southeast Hemp Association

Mark Gignac, Institute for Advanced Learning & Research (IALR)

9:20 AM

Processing Gold Standard

9:20 AM -10:20 AM

Industry Speaker:

Chip Miller, Abundant Labs

Dave Neundorfer, Open Book Extracts

Nathan Taylor, Lux Botanics

Shawn Hatley, Global Products Group

Josh Ludgate, Golden Piedmont Labs

10:30 PM

Market Opportunity: Hemp Fiber > Textiles/Apparel

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Industry Speaker:

Guy Carpenter, BEAR Fiber

Eric Henry, T.S. Designs and Solid State

Andre West, NC State College of Textiles

Daniel Yohannes, Renaissance Fiber

11:40 AM

Market Opportunity: Hemp Fiber & Hurd > Industrial Applications

11:40 AM – 12:40 PM

Industry Speaker:

Taimour Azhar, The Hempville

Tai Olson, U.S. Heritage

Chad Ulven, C2 Renew

Greg Wilson, Hempwood

12:45 PM

Break

12:45 PM -1:00 PM

1:00 PM

Industrial Scale Fiber Processing

1:00 PM – 1:15 PM

Industry Speaker:

Ben Young, FyberX

1:15 PM

Innovations in Hemp Stalk Processing

1:15 PM -1:30 PM

Industry Speaker:

Robert Ziner, Canadian Industrial Hemp Corporation

1:35 PM

Market Opportunity: Cannabinoids

Innovating with Cannabinoids in Consumer Products/Formulating Consumer Products

1:35 PM - 1:55 PM

Industry Speaker:

Kristin Adams, Cannabis CPG Consultant

2:00 PM

Market Opportunity: Cannabinoids

Innovating with Cannabinoids in Consumer Products/Formulating Consumer Products

2:00 PM – 2:25 PM

Industry Speaker:

Nayana Solanki, X-Tracts, LLC

Mike Sanders, X-Tracts, LLC

2:30 PM

Market Opportunity: Craft Commodity Flower

Innovating with Cannabinoids in Consumer Products/Formulating Consumer Products

2:30 PM - 2:55 PM

Industry Speaker:

Nicole Burnette, Queen Hemp Company

3:00 PM

Market Opportunity: Hemp Foods

3:00 PM - 3:40 PM

Industry Speaker:

Chad Rosen, Victory Hemp

3:45 PM

Market Opportunity: Animal Feed

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Industry Speaker:

Hunter Buffington, Hemp Feed Coalition

4:05 PM

How to Create a Sustainable Path Forward for Growers of Hemp

4:05 PM - 4:30 PM

Industry Speaker:

Bert James, Homegrown Agriculture

4:30 PM

Closing Remarks

4:30 PM – 4:45 PM

Industry Speaker:

Marty Clemons, Southeast Hemp Association

Blake Butler, Southeast Hemp Association

Mark Gignac, Institute for Advanced Learning & Research (IALR)

  • The Conference Center at IALR

    150 Slayton Avenue
    Danville, Virginia 24540

  • info@industrialhempsummit.info

  • Pam Patterson: 434.766.6605