2019 Hemp Business Summit

Presented by The National Industrial Hemp Council

Kate Greenberg

Commissioner of Agriculture for the Colorado Department of Agriculture

Chris Strunk

Counsel for Beveridge and Diamond

Located in beautiful Portland, Oregon. The 2019 Hemp Business Summit will take place at the historic Benson Hotel in Portland, Oregon. The Summit will provide an educational and networking opportunity for those currently in or soon to be entering the industrial hemp industry. Attendees will learn about the current legislative and regulatory landscape at both the federal and local level with speakers from the federal government, Pacific Northwest state officials, and leading legal experts from the law firm of Beveridge and Diamond. Whether you’re a grower, processor, manufacturer, retailer, or a vendor this event will provide you with the tools and connections you need to succeed!

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Day 1 August 12, 2019


  • 8:30 a.m.

    “The 2019 Hemp Business Summit: The National Industrial Hemp Council (NIHC), a guiding Lighthouse of information in the swirling sea of hearsay and information overload”; Patrick Atagi, Chair, Board of Directors NIHC

  • 9:00 a.m.

    “National and State Regulators – The Law and You”

    • Pacific Northwest; View from the State Departments of Agriculture on Industrial Hemp
  • 10:00 a.m.

    “The Look from the United States Congress, Where to from Here?”

    • The inclusion of hemp in the 2018 farm bill has many people — both inside and outside the agriculture sector – racing to figure out the potential market for this relatively new agricultural product. Hemp’s proponents are growing more optimistic and vocal each year about hemp as a potential game changer for U.S. agriculture.
  • 10:45 a.m.


  • 11:00 a.m.

    United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service

    “Progress to Date on the regulatory framework for Industrial Hemp”

  • Noon


  • 1:30 p.m.

    State Transportation Regulations;

    Moving Industrial Hemp; farm to processor, to retail store what is legal? Idaho

    State Police and Beyond….

  • 2:30 p.m.


    Breakout Sessions

    • Growers, Processors, Manufacturer, Supply Chain Logistics, Financial Sector, and Retailers coming together to talk business and solve problems.”
  • 3:30 p.m.


  • 5:30 p.m.

    Conclude Day 1 Programming

  • 6:00 p.m.


  • 7:30 p.m.

    Conclude Day One

DAY 2 August 13, 2019


  • 8:30 a.m.

    “The current legal regulatory framework on industrial hemp… Road to Success and Profitability; Managing the minefield of legal and regulatory information overload”; Christopher Strunk, Beveridge & Diamond, PC

  • 9:30 a.m.

    Food and Drug Administration

    “The new rules on Industrial Hemp – A Path Forward?”

  • 10:30 a.m.


  • 11:45 a.m.

    United States Department of Agriculture, Progress on the Regulatory Framework.

    • Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS)
    • Foreign Agricultural Service
    • Crop Insurance
  • Noon


Registration Information: coming soon.

Hotel & Travel information: coming soon.

Become a sponsor! : coming soon.