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Hemp Field Day 2022 by Essen Atlas

Rusty Peterson & Cory VanderZwaag

on the iHemp Hour

Thursday, August 11, 2022 @ 12 n EST

Essen Atlas is a MiMichigan-basediber company building the blueprint for hemp fiber processing operations that can be replicated throughout the state and beyond.

Field Day 2022
Essen Atlas is inviting you to an informal field day to discuss the hemp fiber and seed industry as well as provide the community with insight into what we hope to see in Michigan’s future fiber, food, and fuel industries.

Panel discussion with Fiber Specialists

Christie Apple | Founder and Owner of Cropscout Christie
James Dedecker | Director of Research – MSU
Nate Wittikamp | Farmer / Producer
Cory VanderZwaag | Co-Founder & COO of Essen Atlas
Rusty Peterson | Co-Founder & CSO of Essen Atlas
Molly Mott | MDARD Hemp Specialist

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Hemp Grain as Animal Feed – Andrew Bish

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Blown In Hemp Insulation – Fiber Fort

Kim Croes started her hempcrete company, FiberFort, in Detroit, Michigan with the hopes of making a positive impact on the earth. Currently a painter, she is making her transition into natural building practices. Kim started her training and education of hempcrete in January 2021 and is now certified for spray and hand-cast application by the companies Hempitecture and Americhanvre. FiberFort is set to start the first hempcrete house this July in Chelsea, Michigan.

Regenerative Hemp Farming – Pott Farms

What does it mean to be regenerative? It means that our systems are designed to restore and sustain rather than deplete our resources; and that they are rooted in justice. For the past four years, Robbin has been practicing regenerative farming and learning about living soil while cultivating hemp naturally.

Blown In Hemp Insulation – Fiber Fort

Blown In Hemp Insulation – Fiber Fort

Kim Croes started her hempcrete company, FiberFort, in Detroit, Michigan with the hopes of making a positive impact on the earth. Currently a painter, she is making her transition into natural building practices. Kim started her training and education of hempcrete in January 2021 and is now certified for spray and hand-cast application by the companies Hempitecture and Americhanvre. FiberFort is set to start the first hempcrete house this July in Chelsea, Michigan.

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Regenerative Hemp Farming – Pott Farms

Regenerative Hemp Farming – Pott Farms

What does it mean to be regenerative? It means that our systems are designed to restore and sustain rather than deplete our resources; and that they are rooted in justice. For the past four years, Robbin has been practicing regenerative farming and learning about living soil while cultivating hemp naturally.

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European Hemp Fiber and Grain Seeds

European Hemp Fiber and Grain Seeds

Hana Gabrielová and Robin Destiche of KonopiUS will join us this week. Hana Gabrielová is a 20-year veteran within the hemp industry. In 2010 she founded Hempoint in Europe. Hempoint is involved in many parts of the supply chain – planting seed distribution, farming,...

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Canadian Hemp Fiber and Grain Seeds

Canadian Hemp Fiber and Grain Seeds

UniSeeds Inc. is a professional seed business that develops and distributes high-quality industrial hemp seed. We are farmers serving farmers, with a goal to improve life through plant genetics by working collaboratively with our peers to serve the agricultural...

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Talking Power in the Soil

Talking Power in the Soil

We are visiting with Crop Scout Christie Apple on this week’s iHemp Hour! Get the Dirt on Soil with this expert. Join us on Facebook, YouTube, our website or through Zoom! This year’s Expo theme is “The Power of Hemp & Cannabis” and this year’s Expo will encompass...

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Talking about Hemp-Lime

Talking about Hemp-Lime

We will be joined by Kim Croes and Rachel Berry to talk about the use of Hemp-Lime (hempcrete) in the building. Jacob Waddell of the USHBA will also provide an update on the recent ICC trials. Both Kim and Rachel have hands-on experience building with hemp. On...

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ABKO Labs

ABKO Labs

ABKO Labs is an ISO 17025 certified cannabis testing facility located in Warren, dedicated to providing its clients with accurate results in a prompt manner. Its high-touch service and standards ensure its clients succeed from seed to sale. On the show, ABKO’s Lab...

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Financing the Industrial Hemp industry

Financing the Industrial Hemp industry

On this weeks episode of the iHemp Hour we speak with Bob Moore of www.bobmoorefinancing.com in Oklahoma. Bob is an avid fan of the hemp industry and is actively working with companies in the US and Canada. Learn about the unique challenges and what to avoid when...

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Homeland Hempcrete

Homeland Hempcrete

Founded the same year the US Farm Bill legalized the production of industrial hemp, Homeland Hempcrete entered the market utilizing the traditional cast-in-place build method. After years of trial and error, Homeland Hempcrete decided there must be a more effective...

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US Hemp Building Association

US Hemp Building Association

Jacob Waddell is the Interim Executive Director of the US Hemp Building Association. He has been working with the USHBA for two years. Before this challenge, he has worked for a testing lab, as a musician, as an engineer and program manager in marine and automotive...

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Hemp Moving To MRA

Hemp Moving To MRA

Because of recent regulation changes in Michigan with the MRA becoming the Cannabis Regulatory Agency (CRA), and parts of the industrial hemp regulation being moved from MDARD to the CRA, we have Andrew Brisbo, the Executive Director of the MRA on this week’s iHemp...

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Americans for Safe Access

Americans for Safe Access

Because of recent regulation changes in Michigan, we have asked Americans for Safe Access to join us at this year’s Expo. The mission of Americans for Safe Access (ASA) is to ensure safe and legal access to cannabis (marijuana) for therapeutic use and research. This...

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The Future of Hemp Grain

The Future of Hemp Grain

Jeff is known for his ‘real life’ experience in the field as a pedigreed Hemp seed grower, and having a strong applied research background providing benchmarks in the hemp industry. Jeff has assisted in the success of producers, Industry and colleagues in the...

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COVID and Cannabinoids

COVID and Cannabinoids

Annie Rouse is co-founder and COO of OP Innovates, innovative formulations and sustainable manufacturing company offering improved bioavailability through its patent-pending organic delivery system, Naturia+™. OP Innovates offers Naturia+ in bulk and private/white...

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How Carbon Programs Operate

How Carbon Programs Operate

Carbon credits are rapidly developing in the US, and hemp and other specialty crops are especially suited for the challenge of sequestering carbon in US soils. PanXchange’s carbon program is farmer-friendly and uniquely suited for hemp carbon credits. They aim to...

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The Hemp Industries Association

The Hemp Industries Association

Jody has worked for membership nonprofits for more than 20 years, helping organizations to transform in order to better serve their members and their missions. He is passionate about the potential for hemp to bring value to rural communities, help heal the planet, and...

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Scott Colville Crop Insurance

Scott Colville Crop Insurance

Scott Colville Crop Insurance’s mission is the same today as when Jim Colville started back in 1967: To help farmers sleep better, regardless of what nature throws their way. The Colville family has been insuring crops for small to medium farmers in the Midwest region...

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The Results of Varietal Trials

The Results of Varietal Trials

James DeDecker, PhD is the Director of the MSU Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center in Chatham, Michigan and a Specialist in the MSU Extension Community, Food and Environment Institute. He earned a BS in Environmental Studies and Anthropology from the...

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Cannabinoid Potency Assay Method

Cannabinoid Potency Assay Method

Eurofins scientists are leading global experts in hemp and CBD analysis and verification. Eurofins developed the first globally recognized (AOAC) method for testing the potency of hemp. Eurofins scientific teams collaborate to develop innovative, customizable testing...

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The Grain and Fiber Side of the Industry

The Grain and Fiber Side of the Industry

Eric produces the Lancaster Farming Industrial Hemp Podcast. Join us as he shares stories about his summertime travels around the country visiting hemp folks on the grain and fiber side of the industry.

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The Good Works of Icon Processors

The Good Works of Icon Processors

Icon Processors was founded by Dr. Fabio Rodi after years of first hand experience in witnessing the wellness benefits of all natural plant derivatives, in particular CBD from hemp. Free from many of the side effects of common pharmaceuticals, CBD and other...

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CBD Store of Michigan

CBD Store of Michigan

Rod Glupker owns and operates the CBD Store of Michigan in Fremont, Michigan. The store carries over 60 brands of CBD, most of them grown and manufactured in Michigan, with over 200 different products. CBD Store of Michigan is located at 37 East Main Street, Fremont,...

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The Hero Project

The Hero Project

Mike Brennan has many talents, one of them being the President of the Hero Project Board of Directors. Anton Harb Jr., a disabled Iraqi War Veteran, is the face of HeroProjectUSA.org. Anton is a retired Army artillery officer who used cannabis to cope with his PTSD,...

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Hemp Economics

Hemp Economics

Beau Whitney is the Founder and Chief Economist at Whitney Economics, a global leader in cannabis and hemp business consulting, data, and economic research. Whitney Economics, LLC is based in Portland, Oregon. Serving an international clientele, Beau is considered one...

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The Good Works of Hemp Harvest Works and Bish Enterprises

The Good Works of Hemp Harvest Works and Bish Enterprises

Andrew Bish is the Founder and CEO of Hemp Harvest Works and COO of Bish Enterprises, based out of Giltner, Nebraska. Keren Gutierrez is the Account Sales Executive for Bish Enterprises. Bish Enterprises is a third-generation harvest equipment manufacturer, founded in...

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Hemp Innovation Challenge 2.0

Hemp Innovation Challenge 2.0

The Hemp Innovation Challenge is an innovation competition designed to accelerate the best future of hemp innovation on earth and beyond by supporting hemp entrepreneurs, students, and others who are launching the world’s most disruptive hemp innovations for people,...

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North Dakota’s First Hemp Testing Laboratories

North Dakota’s First Hemp Testing Laboratories

Leveraging her deep industry knowledge of Federal regulations, testing operations, and software innovation, Kia Mikesh helped establish Adams Independent Testing as one of the first hemp testing laboratories in the state of North Dakota. Under her guidance, AIT has...

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The ABCs of CBD

The ABCs of CBD

Shira Adler — called the “voice of our time” is a highly-vetted speaker, educator, and renowned author of “The ABCs of CBD: The Essential Guide” (hailed as the “industry bible” and which has sold more than 15,000 copies). Shira is a media wellness personality and an...

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History of Lakeland Hemp

History of Lakeland Hemp

Dennis Dean, a fifth-generation farmer, is joined by his wife, Barb, and son, Eric, to raise cherries and hemp on their 120 acres. The original portion of the farm was homesteaded by Dennis’s great, great, great grandfather and has been passed down through each new...

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Accelerating the Growth of the CBD Market

Accelerating the Growth of the CBD Market

With 25 years of experience in multiple industries, Chris has led in a variety of roles in manufacturing, development and logistics for multiple industries. Chris is formally trained as a Packaging Engineer from Michigan State University as well as a Master’s of...

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Product Innovation in the Hemp Industry

Product Innovation in the Hemp Industry

Tony Lupo, Dr. Jesse Miller and Nate Banner of NEOGEN discuss product innovation efforts to support the hemp industry. NEOGEN is a long-standing company (headquartered in Lansing, Michigan) focused on supporting agriculture industries through rapid diagnostics and...

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Synergizing a Unique Hemp Extract

Synergizing a Unique Hemp Extract

Ron Fazio is a former board-certified forensic scientist with over 20 years of controlled substance experience. Hemp Synergistics has developed a proprietary process to produce a unique hemp extract. Bio-Dri™ is a patent-pending novel broad-spectrum hemp powder with...

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Rethinking Hemp with Genetics

Rethinking Hemp with Genetics

The Southern Hemp Expo (“SHE”) is scheduled for Sept. 2 – 4, 2021 at the Raleigh Convention Center, 500 South Salisbury Street in Raleigh, North Carolina. SHE starts with FARMERS! They will share ideas on how to RETHINK Hemp with genetics, soil amendments, and the...

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The Value of U.S. Hemp Authority Certification

The Value of U.S. Hemp Authority Certification

FoodChain ID is the exclusive certifying body for the U.S. Hemp Authority’s™ certification program. As FCID’s, Executive Director of Sales and Marketing for the CBD, Hemp and Dietary Supplement Markets, Marcia's responsibilities include growing other services and...

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Seth Boone of PanXchange Talks Hemp and Animal Feed Markets

Seth Boone of PanXchange Talks Hemp and Animal Feed Markets

Seth Boone is PanXchange's VP of Business Development and head of hemp markets. Raised on a ranch in West Texas, he offers a background beginning in production agriculture before continuing his career merchandising feed grains and other agricultural commodities for...

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Rachel Berry, CEO of Illinois Hemp Grower’s Association, Secretary of the US Hemp Building Association, Eric McKee, Founder & CEO of Wndr and Founder of the US Hemp Building Association & Director of Strategic Growth and Jeffrey Cole, Owner & Founder of US Hemp Brokerage LLC

Rachel Berry, CEO of Illinois Hemp Grower’s Association, Secretary of the US Hemp Building Association, Eric McKee, Founder & CEO of Wndr and Founder of the US Hemp Building Association & Director of Strategic Growth and Jeffrey Cole, Owner & Founder of US Hemp Brokerage LLC

Rachel Berry is a first-generation farmer, which includes regenerative practices, vegetables, hemp fiber and grain. She is passionate about small farms/businesses, conservation, local food systems and economy along with hemp education. Rachel is a Board Member of the...

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