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2019 Hemp Business Summit

August 12-13, 2019
Presented by The National Industrial Hemp Council

The sold-out 2019 Hemp Business Summit took place at the historic Benson Hotel in Portland, Oregon. The Summit provided an educational and networking opportunity for those currently in or soon to be entering the industrial hemp industry.

Scroll down to see the Summit’s speakers, sponsors, and agenda. Be sure to sign up to the NIHC newsletter to stay up-to-date on all future events!

Keynote Speakers

Kate Greenberg

Commissioner of Agriculture, Colorado Department of Agriculture

Lowell Schiller JD

Principal Associate Commissioner for Policy, Food and Drug Administration

The Honorable Jeff Merkley

United States Senator for the State of Oregon

Ed Elfmann

Senior Vice President of Agricultural and Rural Banking Policy, American Bankers Association

Greg Ibach

Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs (MRP), United States Department of Agriculture

Jay Noller

Director and Lead Researcher, Oregon State University Global Hemp Innovation Center

Featured Speakers

Brie Abramowicz

Director of Product, Phylos

Amy Ansel

Founder/CMO, Titan Bioplastics

Cathy Bartels

Senior Vice President – Insurance Services, Northwest Farm Credit Services

Scott Bennett

Director, Congressional Relations, American Farm Bureau Federation

Valentin Celaya

Sr. Vice President – Credit,
Northwest Farm Credit Services

Steve Groff, M.D.

Chairman, Groff North America

Damon Hess

Vice President of Sales, Phylos

Lucy Infeld

Associate, Beveridge & Diamond

Nathaniel Lewis

Oyster Bay Farm

Pat Miller

Director, State Affairs American Seed Trade Association

Linda Navarro

President and CEO, Oregon Bankers Association

Stephen Neel

Senior Technical Director, Global Cold Chain Alliance

Michael Nepveux

Economist, American Farm Bureau Federation

Eli Shalom

Artisan Hemp

Brad Slaughter

Co-Founder & President, Nature’s Secret Holdings

Brian Smalley

Chief Operating Officer, Freedom CBD

Eric Steenstra

President, Vote Hemp

David Stimpson

Seed Laboratory Manager, Oregon State University

Christopher Strunk

Of Counsel, Beveridge & Diamond

Sunny Summers

Cannabis Policy Coordinator & Special Projects, Oregon Department of Agriculture

Ben Thiel

Director, Spokane Regional Office, Risk Management Agency, United States Department of Agriculture

John Tucci

Executive VP, HempLogic

Callie Uhan

Certification Officer, Oregon Tilth

Angela Wartes-Kahl

Fiber & Textile Coordinator, Oregon Tilth

Tyler Williams

Vice President of Operations, ASI, LLC

Andrew Wood

Business Development Manager, ASI, LLC

Gwendolyn Wyard

Vice President, Regulatory and Technical Affairs, Organic Trade Association

Gordon Zimmerman

President & CEO, Citizens Bank

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