Through a collaborative effort, Nebraska’s agricultural growers and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers are hosting this conference to focus on growing the hemp industry in the Midwest.
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, and will also touch on supply-chain, marketing, legal and banking considerations, and policy news.
In addition to the educational offerings, the conference will provide a networking opportunity for growers, local businesses, and area organizations. Organizers hope to support the expansion of supply and demand networks in the region by encouraging inter-business coalitions between event attendees and will help businesses to strategize about finding creative opportunities for outside partnerships.
The conference is sponsored in part by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Midwest Hop Producers, LLC, Nebraska Hop Yards, LLC and Midwest Hop Yard Supplies, LLC.