AGENDA
*please note that agenda is subject to change due to unforseen circumstances
March 25th
8:00am - 8:10am
Opening
Annette Wiles, Midwest Hop Producers, LLC
8:10am - 8:30am
Welcome
Mike Boehm, Vice-Chancellor IANR, Steve Wellman, Director, NDA and other Nebraska Dignitaries
8:35am - 9:15am
2021 Market Outlook and Beyond
Beau Whitney, Founder & Chief Economist at Whitney Economics
9:20am - 9:50am
An Overview of the Hemp Industry

Eswari Kalugasalam, UNO NBDC

9:55am - 10:20am
Farm and Supply Chain Economics

Robert Tigner, UN Extension

10:20am - 10:30am
*Break*
10:30am -11:15am
Developing the Federal Rule & Future FDA Decisions
 Greg Ibach, Former Under Secretary of Agriculture for Marketing and Regulatory Programs for USDA
11:20am - 12:15pm
2021 Nebraska Regulations
Trevor Johnson, NDA
12:15pm - 12:45pm
*Lunch Break*
12:45pm - 1:15pm
Certified Hemp Seed and Plants
Steve Pageler, Nebraska Crop Improvement Association
1:15pm - 1:45pm
Why Testing is Essential
Concetta DiRusso, PH.D Kennebec Analytical Services, LLC 
1:45pm - 2:15pm

Processing Hemp in Nebraska
Rory Cruise, Sweetwater Hemp Company & Ag Services

2:20pm - 2:40pm
Legal Protection for Nebraska Businesses
David Bracht, Kutak Rock LLP
6:30pm - 8:00pm
2:40pm - 2:50pm
*Break*
2:50pm - 3:20pm
Financing & Banking Options
David Bracht, Kutak Rock LLP
3:20pm - 4:40pm
Nebraska Farm Service Agency   
  • Working with your local FSA Office When Growing Hemp

    • ​Chuck Bailey

  • Financing Options - Notice-835 

    • ​Paul Guenther

  • Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) Insurance

    • Jessi Remmers 

4:40pm - 6:30pm
*Dinner Break*
Building the Industrial Hemp Supply Chain in Nebraska
Networking Session
7:30am - 8:00am
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March 26th
7:30am - 8:00am
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8:00am - 8:10am
Opening
Annette Wiles, Midwest Hop Producers, LLC
8:15am - 9:30am

U.S. Department of Agriculture

9:30am - 9:45am

Invest Nebraska
​Matt Foley

9:50am - 10:30am
10:30am - 10:40am
10:40am - 11:20am
New Business Development & SBIR Opportunity 
Josh Nichols-Caddy
*Break*

Nebraska Department of Economic Development Opportunities

​Nisha Avey, NDED

11:20am - 11:40am
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Partnership Opportunities
Mark Wilkins, UNL
11:40am - 12:15pm
UNL Agronomy & Horticulture Updates
Ismail Dweikat, PH.D - UNL Agronomy & Horticulture 
12:15pm - 12:45pm
12:45pm - 1:15pm
*Lunch Break*
UNL Agronomy & Horticulture Updates
Dipak Santra, PH.D - UNL Agronomy & Horticulture
1:45pm - 2:15pm
Pest & Beneficial Insects for Hemp
Ruby Anderson and Julie Peterson, UNL
2:15pm - 2:30pm
*Break*
2:30pm - 3:15pm
Nebraska Grower Experiences Panel
Rory Cruise, Brad Canoyer, Dustin Krajewski
3:15pm - 5:00pm
Building the Industrial Hemp Supply Chain in Nebraska
Networking Sessions
1:15pm - 1:45pm
Pesticide Applications for Hemp
Milos Zaric, UNL