2021 Hemp Business Summit

2021 Hemp Business Summit

November 14-16, 2021
Presented by The National Industrial Hemp Council

In-Person | Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C.

The NIHC is proud to present its second annual business summit, a remarkable event bringing together the hemp industry’s leading business, legal, and regulatory figures for pivotal discussions about developments in the world of hemp.
The summit will provide an educational and networking opportunity for those currently in or soon to be entering the industrial hemp industry.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

 
 
 

2021 Keynote Speakers

Todd Van Hoose

President and Chief Executive Officer of Farm Credit Council

Jay Noller

Oregon State University Global Hemp Innovation Center (GHIC)

Julie Lerner

Founder and CEO of PanXchange

Beau Whitney

NIHC Chief Economist

2021 Featured Speakers

Hunter Buffington

Executive Director of the Hemp Feed Coalition

Blake Butler

Executive Director of the Southeast Hemp Association

Jamie Campbell Petty

Executive Director / Treasurer of the Midwest Hemp Council

Brett Davis

Vice President of New Holland North America

Courtney Moran

President of the Oregon Industrial Hemp Farmers Association

Melissa Marsal

EVP/Chief Operating Officer of West Town Bank & Trust

George Overbey

Chief Executive Officer of Delta Ag Partners

Lisa Pittman

 Partner, Zuber Lawler LLP

Bill Richmond

 Chief, United States Department of Agriculture Hemp Program

Sundie Seefried

President and Chief Executive Officer of Safe Harbor Financial

Tillery Sims

Executive Director of Texas Hemp Growers Association and Director Of Public Relations for Delta Ag

Lawrence B. Smart

Professor, Horticulture Section at the Cornell University School of Integrative Plant Science

Agenda

Subject to change

Sunday, November 14, 2021

  • 6:00PM

    Welcome Reception

Monday, November 15, 2021

  • 7:45AM

    Registration Opens & Breakfast

  • 8:30AM

    Welcome

    Secretary Thomas J. Vilsack, United States Secretary of Agriculture – In-person pending

    Patrick Atagi, NIHC President & CEO

  • 8:45AM

    Hemp Business Legal Considerations

    Sponsored by:

  • 9:45AM

    Keynote: Banking & Farm Credit

    Todd Van Hoose, President and Chief Executive Officer of Farm Credit Council

  • 10:15AM

    Banking & Farm Credit Panel

    Melissa Marsal, EVP/Chief Operating Officer of West Town Bank & Trust

    Sundie Seefried, President and Chief Executive Officer of Safe Harbor Financial

     

  • 10:45AM

    Coffee Break

  • 11:00AM

    Keynote: Harnessing the Future of Hemp

    Jay Noller, Director and lead researcher of Oregon State University’s (OSU) Global Hemp Innovation Center

    Hear about the Global Hemp Innovation Center at Oregon State University which is the nation’s largest research center devoted to the study of hemp with more than 50 faculty representing 19 academic disciplines engaged in research, teaching, and extension services. OSU’s Global Hemp Innovation Center is home to the worlds leading experts in hemp research. The largest of its kind in the nation, it promises to advance the research of hemp and its market potential across diverse industries and research fields to serve the growing international demand for innovative approaches to food, health, and fiber. Hear from the Center’s director on the recent developments.

  • 11:30AM

    Successes, Near-term, and Long-term Opportunities in Breeding Grain and Fiber Hemp

    Lawrence B. Smart, Professor, Horticulture Section at the Cornell University School of Integrative Plant Science

  • 12:00PM

    Lunch & Networking

  • 1:00PM

    Hemp is Now: Here to Stay

    Brett Davis, Vice President of New Holland North America

  • 2:00PM

    State Discussion Panel

    Tillery Sims, Executive Director of Texas Hemp Growers Association & Director Of Public Relations for Delta Ag

    Blake Butler, Executive Director of the Southeast Hemp Association

    Jamie Campbell Petty, Executive Director & Treasurer of the Midwest Hemp Council

    Courtney Moran, President/ Lobbyist at the Oregon Industrial Hemp Farmers Association

  • 3:00PM

    Refreshment Break

  • 3:15PM

    Keynote: Less Talk, More Action: Fundamental Hemp Market Issues and Opportunities

    Julie Lerner, Founder and CEO of PanXchange

  • 4:00PM

    Standards Discussion

    Food Safety Net Services (FSNS)

  • 4:45PM

    Changing the World With Hemp

    George Overbey, Chief Executive Officer of Delta Ag Partners

    Hunter Buffington, Executive Director of the Hemp Feed Coalition

  • 5:30PM

    Networking

  • 6:00PM

    Evening Reception

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

  • 8:00AM

    Breakfast

  • 8:30AM

    Welcome

    Patrick Atagi, NIHC President & CEO

  • 8:35AM

    International Trade and Markets - Growing Demand for Hemp

  • 9:30AM

    Coffee Break

  • 9:45AM

    FDA Panel

  • 10:15AM

    USDA Discussion

    Bill Richmond, Chief of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Domestic Hemp Production Program

  • 10:45AM

    Keynote

    Beau Whitney, NIHC Chief Economist

  • 11:45AM

    Conference Wrap-Up

    Patrick Atagi, NIHC President & CEO

Your Safety and Well-Bring is Our Highest Priority.

COVID STANDARDS

Please know that the safety and security of the attendees, exhibitors, and staff who choose to attend the 2021 Hemp Business Summit is our top priority. We will follow the CDC’s guidelines and the guidelines enforced by the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C..

All capacity restrictions in Washington, D.C. have been lifted and the city is 100% open. Everyone must continue to wear a mask indoors in D.C. regardless of vaccination status. There are no exceptions to indoor mask requirements, except while actively eating or drinking.

We are currently following all federal and local guidelines for travel in regards to COVID-19. See the CDC’S LIST OF TRAVELERS PROHIBITED FROM ENTRY to the United States for more information.

Full refunds will be provided for any registration if travel restrictions from your origin location are in place by government bodies.