GIE Media Inc., the publisher of Hemp Grower magazine, announced today the launch of Hemp Grower Conference, which will take place Nov. 8-10 at Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Florida. The event will feature three days of education and expo, bring together hemp growers, industry experts, solutions providers and more.
“The inaugural Hemp Grower Conference will be an opportunity for hemp industry stakeholders to come together to learn valuable market insights and discover grower-specific innovations and technology solutions that will bolster their businesses,” said Group Publisher Jim Gilbride. “GIE Media and the team behind the event have a deep history of creating successful events that bringing together industry constituents to help advance agricultural markets and the businesses in them.”
“Hemp growers — whether they’re growing hemp for grain, fiber or CBD — face many hurdles in this young industry. But they also have great opportunities,” said Editorial Director Noelle Skodzinski. “The Hemp Grower Conference will bring together industry pioneers, successful businesses, leading researchers and regulators to help all hemp growers navigate the cultivation, business and regulatory challenges they face, as well as understand the coming market trends and opportunities that can help shape the future of their businesses. Attendees will come away motivated with new tools in their toolbox that will help them find success.”
The Hemp Grower Conference education program will be created by the editors of Hemp Grower magazine and a conference advisory board of professional hemp growers and other industry leaders.
Members of the Hemp Grower Conference 2021 Advisory Board include:
- Jeff Kostuik, director of operations for Hemp Production Services and Hemp Genetics International
- Rachel Berry, farmer and CEO of the Illinois Hemp Growers Association
- Bear Reels, senior director of R&D cultivation for Charlotte’s Web
- Alyssa Ann Collins, director of Penn State University Southeast Agricultural Research & Extension Center
- Luke Zigovits, owner and farm manager for Higher Level Organics
- Louis Vega, founder and CEO of ¡WEPA! Farms
- Marty Mahan, farmer and president of the Heartland Hemp Co-Op
- Maureen West, chief compliance officer for Functional Remedies LLC
In addition, an expo hall will feature leading technologies and solutions providers dedicated to helping hemp growers succeed.
For more information and to sign up for email updates, visit www.HempGrowerConference.com. More details — including speakers, sessions and other conference events — will be announced in the coming months.
About Hemp Grower
Launched in November 2019, Hemp Grower’s mission is to support licensed hemp cultivators in the newly legal U.S. hemp industry and emerging and expanding hemp markets in North America by providing actionable intelligence in all aspects of the business — from regulatory news to analysis of industry trends and business strategy, as well as expert advice on cultivation, extraction, marketing, financial topics, and legal issues. In addition to its monthly print magazine, readers can access Hemp Grower’s content at HempGrower.com, via weekly newsletters, and on social media. (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram). It is owned by GIE Media Inc.
About GIE Media Inc.
GIE Media was founded in 1980 and has grown over 36 years into a leading marketing and communications business-to-business media company serving 17 industries, including the horticulture industry, through its Horticulture Group (Greenhouse Management, Produce Grower, Nursery Management, Garden Center, Cannabis Business Times, Cannabis Dispensary and Hemp Grower). The company employs nearly 100 editors, publishers, sales representatives, marketers and other professionals. For more information, visit www.GIEMedia.com.