Industrial Hemp Industry Training
Legal Update & Farming Insight
March 7, 2019 at AgroLiquid Conference Center in St Johns, Michigan 10 am – 3 pm
While the Michigan rules will still be in development we will bring you up to date on the latest information and prepare you for the next steps to plant. Plus, you will learn from industry experts some hard-learned lessons about the hemp plant, its growth, and production.
iHemp Michigan Community
We are fortunate to have a great network of industry experts who are willing to share their knowledge and resources to get Michigan’s hemp crop productive. There are benefits to all as we cultivate this important plant. A big thanks to the speakers we have committed to date.
There is seating for 100 and it is filling fast. $50 per ticket includes a nice hot lunch and pie.
iHemp Michigan Presenters
State of Michigan
Department of Agriculture & Rural Development
Pesticide & Plant Pest Management Division
We are very happy to share that Gina has accepted our invitation and will share an update on their progress writing the Michigan rules to submit to the USDA for approval.
Attorney Colton spoke at our last conference and was very well received. Many came up to us after the conference and thanked us for making such valuable information available to them. Colton is active in helping industry leaders navigate the legal barriers to growing cannabis and hemp. He works tirelessly for the industry and is forming a Michigan chapter of HIA to help lobby for the rights of farmers.
Josh Colton, grew up in Ann Arbor Michigan and left his hometown to pursue an education in international relations and legal studies. He earned his undergraduate degree at Michigan State University and continued on to graduate from Cooley Law School.
As an attorney at Komorn Law, PLLC; a top tier litigation firm in Farmington Hills, Josh is focused on Criminal litigation, civil rights violations, Cannabis Business Licensing
Experience is the best teacher, and Josh has a lot of experience with large scale production of hemp in the midwest.
His consulting team works with a variety of university research programs.
With thousands of acres of growing and harvesting experience, you can trust that Josh can share some well-earned wisdom that you will benefit from.
Down on the Farm, LLC
BS Engineering, Masters System Management, Food Safe Certified, GAP Certified, FSMA Certified
James worked in the computer industry for 37 years. Most of those years he owned and operated his own business. His experience includes application development and project management. After retirement, he began working with farmers on food safety with GAP certification and FSMA certification.
TRICKL-EEZ Irrigation, Inc.
18 years of experience working with farmers/growers.
Down On The Farm, LLC
Helping farmers is in Blain’s DNA. He retired from the USDA where he helped farmers navigate government programs.
Blain was a County Executive Director of the USDA Farm Service Agency for 27 years, administrating Government Farm Programs to farmers.
After retiring in 2011 from USDA, he formed Down On The Farm, a consulting service to assist farmers through the maze of government paperwork with the goal of receiving program benefits, and at times, helping right the wrong when farmers are denied those benefits.
Blain also helps farmers meet compliance with the new FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA
Some hemp crops will need to be certified. Blain will cover how to’s on making that happen.
March 7th 10 am until 3 pm
AgroLiquid Conference Center
3055 W M 21
St Johns, MI 48879
Tickets include entry to the conference and a nice hot lunch. Additional speakers are being confirmed and we will make the full text of the legislation that is in place currently for your review.