iHemp Michigan is hosting two conferences in March to educate farmers on the versatility of the hemp plant.
Industrial Hemp Industry of Michigan Conference March 7th at AgroLiquid in St. Johns, Michigan & March 14th at Franklin Inn in Bad Axe, Michigan
Ferrysburg— February 19, 2019 — iHemp Michigan is hosting educational conferences to benefit the farming community and promote the industrial hemp industry in Michigan. Industrial hemp is not psychoactive. It has less than three-tenths of one percent THC. The crop was traditionally grown for its strong fiber in the past. Demand for CBD oil is driving production of industrial hemp around the country.
“This simple plant can do so much good for our environment,” said John Freeman of iHemp Michigan.
A Major Crop For Farmers
Thanks to the passing of the U.S. Farm Bill, industrial hemp is legal to grow and process. There are uses for every part of the plant and the demand is there for thousands of acres of crop.
“I have processors ready to buy the flower to process,” said Blain Becktold, owner of Down on the Farm, LLC.
Learn From The Experts
Our speaker lineup, as well as many of the attendees who have committed, are ready to answer questions and help kick-start the industrial hemp industry in Michigan. Speakers include Gina Alessandri, Director of State of Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development, Pesticide & Plant Pest Management Division; Blain Becktold, Down on the Farm LLC, retired USDA Farm Service Agency Executive Director; Joshua Colton, attorney at Komorn Law PLLC, a top tier litigator active in helping industry leaders navigate the legislation for hemp; Josh Barrett, an experienced large scale hemp farmer and consultant to universities who have begun research into hemp.
Tickets to both the March 7th St. Johns and March 14th Bad Axe, Michigan conferences are available online for $50 and include a full lunch. Visit iHempMichigan.com to purchase tickets.
iHempMichigan.com is committed to educate, inform and promote the research, development, and cultivation of industrial hemp in Michigan.
For more information visit www.iHempMichigan.com
Blain Becktold Dave Crabill