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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 Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center 9 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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Description: Watch the NC Tomato Growers Association website for more information: https://www.ncagr.gov/markets/commodit/horticul/tomatoes/
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Time: 9:30 am Wednesday through lunch on Thursday
Location: Crowne Plaza Resort, Asheville, NC
Cost: $40 per person with pre-registration prior to February 7th. Registration at the door is $50

Registration required: To register: http://www.ncagr.gov/markets/commodit/horticul/tomatoes/

Conference Contact: To exhibit or sponsor, or for more information, contact Ellen Moss at 828-685-3989, ellen_moss@yahoo.com.

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