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EcoGen BioSciences to Serve as Presenting Sponsor of NoCo Hemp Expo


Trade Show Organizers Move Forward with In-Person Programming for the Upcoming NoCo Hemp Expo and the Southern Hemp Expo.

What: NoCo Hemp Expo
When: March 25 – 27, 2021: Investor Forum, Thursday, March 25; Expo Hall, Farm Symposium and Business Conference, Friday and Saturday, March 26-27. 
Hours: Expo Hall, 10:00am – 6:00pm, Business Conference & Farm Symposium, 10:30am – 5:00pm
Where: National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt Street, Denver, CO 
Tickets: Click HERE

Denver, CO (March 4, 2021) – EcoGen BioSciences, a Grand Junction, CO-based global hemp manufacturer and supplier, is pleased to announce its plans to serve as the Presenting Sponsor of the NoCo Hemp Expo (NoCo7), taking place March 25-27, 2021, at the National Western Complex in Denver, CO. Powered by We Are For Better Alternatives (WAFBA) Colorado Hemp Company and Let’s Talk Hemp Media, NoCo Hemp Expo is the leading educational and networking trade show designed for hemp business leaders, entrepreneurs and farmers to gather, learn and discover new technologies and information.

Preceded by a full-day Investor Forum (see below), the two-day NoCo Hemp Expo will occur March 26-27 and take place throughout the entire National Western Complex. There will be two levels of exhibit halls and educational stages, providing an ample footprint to visit the Expo Halls. NoCo Hemp Expo’s team is diligently working with the city and county of Denver, following all health guidelines and safety protocols administered by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

Event organizers are grateful for the continued commitment from high-level sponsors, such as the partnership with EcoGen Biosciences, as it furthers the wide-range of opportunities available at the Expo. “We’re proud to be a part of the NoCo Hemp Expo, and we can’t wait to re-engage with the community and share with everyone what EcoGen has been up to in the past year,” said Garrett Bain, President, EcoGen BioSciences. “We’re looking to the future and returning to in-person meetings at NoCo Hemp Expo.”

NoCo Hemp Expo will feature the EcoGen team on Friday, March 26, from 3:45 – 4:00 pm during the Let’s Talk Hemp Business Conference. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear more about EcoGen’s Company Mission during a presentation from Bain and his team. 

“We are honored EcoGen Biosciences is NoCo7’s presenting sponsor as their commitment solidifies the importance of in-person events during such an unprecedented time. Through our partnership with EcoGen, our team can continue to provide interactive and informative seminars that we are known for throughout the industrial hemp community,” said Elizzy Knight, VP of NoCo Hemp Expo.

NoCo7 Honors Materials Zone Stage to Dion Markgraaff
Formation Ag, a Colorado-based equipment innovation and machinery manufacturer is pleased to sponsor the Materials Zone at NoCo Hemp Expo. The stage will host speakers who will provide information on hemp building supplies, fabric, and other innovations made from hemp. 

Together, event organizers and Formation Ag are dedicating the Materials Zone Stage to honor the passing of hemp pioneer, Dion Markgraaff. As indicated in Let’s Talk Hemp, Markgraaff was a Vista, CA, resident who had a long career in cannabis and hemp, where he started an early hemp store, “Cannabis in Amsterdam.” He helped to organize medical cannabis for patients in San Diego and worked to make medical cannabis legal in Mexico. Markgraaff also served as vice president and was an early founding member of the U.S. Hemp Building Association and hosted a weekly “Hempcrete 101” construction class dedicated for building with hemp in Vista. He even built a “Hemp Church” in his backyard from hempcrete where all were welcome to celebrate the bounty of hemp. 

“Dion was a tremendous inspiration and was a true advocate for hemp. He will be truly missed, and we are forever grateful for the steps he took for the advancement of hemp,” Morris Beegle, Let’s Talk Hemp Media Co-founder and Producer of NoCo Hemp Expo. “We’re proud of the partnerships we have established to be able to dedicate the Materials Zone Stage in Dion’s honor.” 

Investor Forum
On Thursday, March 25, in advance of the NoCo Hemp Expo, a full-day Investor Forum, presented by NoCo Hemp Expo and Nutrition Capital Network, will be held at the Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel, nearby the Western Complex. The Forum will feature high-end investment professionals and business leaders covering the convergence of hemp, cannabis, nutrition, and psychedelic investments. Topics will include insights on investment trends and strategies, the global market, and evaluating companies and investment opportunities. Visit here for more information and to register.

Additional NoCo7 Details
The Expo also is hosting an outdoor Equipment Zone featuring innovative hemp technology, sponsored by Nebraska-based Bish Enterprises. The equipment zone will feature the latest from Bish, New Holland Agriculture4RiversEquipment/John Deere, Formation Ag, U.S. Hemp Building Association and Tom’s Tumbler.

Leading hemp entrepreneurs and industry experts will take to the Expo’s Main Stage and Silver Mountain Hemp Speakeasy Stage sponsored by Front Range Biosciences, where they will share innovations and technologies. On Friday, March 26, NoCo Hemp Expo will present a Business Conference sponsored by Hoban Law Group, while on Saturday, March 27, the event will transition to a Farm Symposium sponsored by 4Rivers/John Deere

Sponsorship and Exhibitor Inquiries
For information about NoCo Hemp Expo’s Sponsor Partners, visit here. If your company is interested in exhibiting at NoCo7, there are limited opportunities still available. Please download the sponsor deck for more information here:

Tickets for NoCo Hemp Expo
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Press Passes
Members of the press interested in covering the NoCo Hemp Expo are encouraged to register in advance of the show for consideration. For press passes, please visit

About EcoGen Biosciences
EcoGen Biosciences (“EcoGen”) is the leading vertically-integrated manufacturer and supplier of hemp-derived specialty ingredients in North America. Using proprietary equipment, processes, and formulations, EcoGen has developed a broad range of the highest quality ingredients and customized formulations for a broad range of industries. Founded in 2016, EcoGen is the first seed-to-sale CBD manufacturer, known for manufacturing the purest CBD raw materials and finished products. The company is also a leader in international distribution with CBD isolate, water-soluble CBD (Nano), and THC-free CBD distillate. As the leader in hemp genetics, EcoGen promotes sustainable agriculture, using its proprietary processing and extraction technology to ensure the highest quality products at the lowest price making cannabinoids more accessible to the world. For more information about the company, visit

About WAFBA and Colorado Hemp Company
We Are For Better Alternatives (WAFBA) is committed to researching and developing better alternatives so that hemp can once again thrive, prosper, and help individuals and communities throughout America and around the globe. The Colorado Hemp Company, the producer of the 7th Annual NoCo Hemp Expo (NoCo7), is a leading organization for the advancement and advocacy of hemp farming, processing, production, innovation, education, and legalization in the USA. The entire team is committed to researching and developing alternatives so that hemp can once again thrive and help individuals and communities throughout America and around the globe.

Steven Hoffman, Compass Natural, 303.807.1042,
Morris Beegle, Colorado Hemp Company, 970.541.0448,

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