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Hemp Conference & Trade Show Announced

Virtual event will take place March 25-26

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Through a collaborative effort, several Nebraska agricultural growers, businesses and organizations are partnering to host a virtual conference in March to focus on growing the industrial hemp industry in the Midwest. Join researchers and Nebraska Extension professionals from throughout the state and region for research-based education focused on “Growing Industrial Hemp in Nebraska."

Organizers anticipate that 350 people will attend the 2021 Inaugural Nebraska Industrial Hemp Conference and Trade Show, a virtual two-day conference held on Thursday, March 25, and Friday, March 26, 2021.

Planners intend to make this an annual event. The conference will bring together industry experts who will provide proven agronomic practices and insights to help growers make the best decisions for their farms. Several prominent speakers from around the country will be on-hand to discuss different types of hemp (CBD/Floral, Fiber, and Grain), trends across the US, growing practices, pest and disease control, harvest and post-harvest practices, nutrient management, as well as legal and banking considerations and policy news.

In addition to these educational offerings, a new segment will be added, “Building the Industrial Hemp supply-chain in Nebraska.” It will be a networking opportunity for growers, suppliers, processors, brokers, local businesses, and area organizations.

The goal is to support the expansion of supply and demand networks in the region by encouraging inter-business coalitions between event attendees and businesses to strategize and find creative opportunities for outside partnerships.

The conference is sponsored in part by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Midwest Hop Producers, LLC. Conference proceeds will support further industrial hemp research and education.

Registration, agenda, sponsorships, and other details will be available on February 9, 2021 at GrowNebraskaHemp.com.

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