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Conference Center at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research, 150 Slayton Ave., Danville, VA 24540 Conference Center at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research, 150 Slayton Ave., Danville, VA 24540 New Crops & Organics 6 months ago
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Focused on assessing potential opportunities fordeveloping the United States’ industrial hemp industry, the first AnnualIndustrial Hemp Summit is a partnership effort between Halifax CountyAgricultural Development Office (HCAD) and the Institute for Advanced Learningand Research (IALR). A specific focus of the summit will be building the supplychain for this emerging industry and developing markets for industrial hempfiber and food.  The summit willhighlight current innovation in the industry, as well as explore solutions forresolving resource and infrastructure needs to move the industry forward.  The summit will explore legislative andregulatory changes that are needed to allow the hemp industry to flourish.

The United States is the world’s largest market for hempproducts with estimated sales of $688 million in 2016, according to Vote Hempmarket research.  Most hemp products soldin the U.S. have been imported.  Withpotential changes in legislation, the U.S. hemp industry has acceleratedfollowing the inclusion of a key provision in the 2014 Farm Bill, whichauthorized state regulated hemp pilot programs and research. The summit seeksto serve as a catalyst to help the hemp industry grow and create jobs andeconomic development in rural communities.

The summit will start on Monday evening with a networking reception followed by a full day summit with experts on Tuesday. More information can be found at

www.industrialhempsummit.info

www.facebook.com/industrialhempsummit


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Mark your calendars now for the fourth South Atlantic Hops Conference in beautiful Asheville, NC. Educational sessions will take place all day on Saturday and the first half of Sunday. That will give you plenty of time on Sunday to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in "Asheville Style"! More information will be posted as it becomes available.

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