iHemp Michigan is a member-based organization representing hemp farmers, seed cultivators, processors, manufacturers and hemp businesses statewide. Our members are engaged in defining industrial hemp’s path to success, from seed to sale and beyond. We are committed to empowering hemp farmers, fueling industry leaders, and educating consumers to ensure hemp flourishes in the Midwest. We work to promote responsible and fair regulation, provide grower education, and enable full access to the evolving marketplace. iHemp Michigan advocates for wellness in people and the planet through hemp…and it begins with the farmer.
We offer events focused on farming hemp as well as educational content on the Industrial Hemp industry as a whole. Our program, Hemponomics 101 is designed to educate the layman about the plant history, varieties, uses and the future of the industry.
A new industry is emerging and it is causing a lot of confusion. Industrial Hemp became a profitable crop for farmers to grow. It is a blessing for farmers that have struggled with corn and bean prices. The confusion is related to its cousin, marijuana. They are both varieties of Cannabis Sativa, but there is a major difference.
This presentation will teach you the difference between industrial hemp and marijuana. You will also learn about the many types of crops that can be harvested with different genetic strands of industrial hemp and the values of those crops.
This is a twenty to thirty-minute presentation with questions and answers. We have presented this information in nine communities throughout Michigan.
Contact us to schedule a presentation.
Midwest iHemp Expo
We are bringing experts together to get answers at the first ever Midwest iHemp Expo being held in Lansing, January 10 – 11, 2020. Learn more about the Industrial Hemp supply chain, growing techniques and rules, processing opportunities and legal ramifications.
The audience at the Midwest iHemp Expo will include farmers, processors, manufacturers, suppliers and entrepreneurs. They will be there to learn and connect with others in this exciting new green industry.
The event will be at the Lansing Convention Center in Lansing on Friday, January 10 and Saturday, January 11, 2020. Over 150 exhibitors and dozens of workshops will fill the over 17,000 square feet of space at the Lansing Convention Center. There is plenty of parking and hotel accommodations nearby.
One on One Support Through the Application Process
On Earth Day, April 22, 2019, iHemp Michigan hosted a hemp farmer and processor application workshop. Members were able to obtain their growing and processor/handler permits prior to the public opening. iHemp members participated in a pilot application process with Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to work through the application flow in preparation for the general public.