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Hemp in the Heartland: Lessons Learned Nationally & Implications for Nebraska

March 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Register for a FREE Informational Webinar

Join for an afternoon forum with leading industry experts sharing key learnings relevant for Nebraska’s first full year of farming hemp in 2020. [Full speaker line-up included below] During this free event, executives from leading companies along the hemp value chain will present on topics ranging from emerging cannabinoid science, to market dynamics, to the genetics and agronomy of farming hemp. In addition to providing an overview of the status of the industry nationally, presenters will share their views and experiences on best practices to date.


— Welcome & Introductions (1:00 – 1:10 p.m. CT) • Jennifer Drake, CEO, HNP Farm Services • Nathan Drake, CFO, HNP Farm Services • Jeff Smith, VP of Sales, HNP Farm Services

— Nebraska’s Industrial Hemp Program (1:10 – 1:25 p.m. CT) • Trevor Johnson, Hemp Program Manager, Nebraska Department of Ag

— UNL Hemp Research Program (1:25 – 1:40 p.m. CT) • Ismail Dweikat, Professor, University of Nebraska

— Medicinal Benefits of CBD, Market View (1:40 – 2:05 p.m. CT) • Nick Cavarra, VP of Sales, Panacea Life Sciences

— Industrial Hemp Genetics (2:05 – 2:30 p.m. CT) • Nick Stromberg, CEO, Beacon Hemp

— State of the Art in Hemp Agronomy (2:30 – 2:55 p.m. CT) • Scott Knippelmeir, CEO, Agrarian Supply

— Emerging Hemp Crop Insurance (2:55 – 3:20 p.m. CT) • Adam Backer, VP of Marketing, NAU Country • KC McGreer, Agent, Adams Insurance Advisors

— The Mechanization of Hemp (3:20 – 3:45 p.m. CT) • Jeff Gray, Product Manager, Field Support, Claas of America • Matt Jaynes, Product Manager, Forage Harvester & Material Handling, Claas of America • Drew Fletcher, Product Manager, Tractors, Claas of America

— Final Q&A, Closing Remarks (3:45 – 4:00 p.m. CT) • Jeff Smith, VP of Sales, HNP Farm Services —


March 24
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm