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Hemp Farm & Agriculture Symposium Debuts at 5th Annual NoCo Hemp Expo, Largest Trade Gathering of the Emerging Industrial Hemp Industry

The NoCo Hemp Expo Farm & Agriculture Symposium takes place on Saturday, April 7, 2018, as part of the 5th Annual NoCo Hemp Expo, April 6 – 7, 2018, at the Ranch Events Complex in Loveland, CO. 

Loveland, CO (January 18, 2017) – As more states allow commercial hemp farming, farmers, growers, researchers and agriculture specialists will convene at the inaugural NoCo Hemp Farm & Agriculture Symposium on Saturday, April 7, 2018, in Loveland, CO, to learn about crop methodologies, regenerative farming best practices and market opportunities for the industrial hemp industry.

States from Colorado to North Dakota to Kentucky are taking the lead in allowing farmers to grow industrial hemp, the non-psychoactive cousin to marijuana that has thousands of uses from food, textiles, dietary supplements and beauty care products to oil, paper, plastics, building materials and more. Yet, sharing of information and research among crop producers and farmers has been lagging in this emerging field.

The Farm & Agriculture Symposium, presented by Bija Hemp, a leading industrial hemp seed innovator based in Denver, CO, and produced by the Colorado Hemp Company, is a new feature of the 5th Annual NoCo Hemp Expo, or NoCo5, the largest gathering of hemp thought leaders, speakers, producers, entrepreneurs, and exhibitors from around the globe.

For farmers and agricultural producers, the full-day Farm & Ag Symposium will highlight early learnings, recommended production practices and market opportunities from pilot programs in Colorado, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and other states and regions where commercial hemp crops are permitted and/or licensed to be grown. The symposium also will feature new equipment for farmers and showcase agricultural exhibits.

Taking place over two days, April 6-7, 2018, at the Ranch Events Complex in Loveland, CO, the 5th Annual NoCo Hemp Expo is presented by PureHemp Technology. Programming includes two exhibition halls, a business summit presented by Hemp Business Journal, a Global Hemp Village, the Farm & Agriculture Symposium and more, where NoCo5 will showcase the latest products, innovations, research and advancements in the hemp industry world-wide.

Recognized by the Hemp Industries Association as the “Hemp Event of the Year,” NoCo5 is expected to draw more than 5,500 attendees and over 130 exhibitors. The trade show and conference is considered the most influential hemp-centric event in North America.

About Bija Hemp

With headquarters in Denver, CO, Bija Hemp – presenting sponsor of the NoCo5 Farm & Agriculture Symposium – is a seed company specializing in the procurement, genetics and cultivation of industrial hemp across the western hemisphere by creating accessible channels between hemp farmers, researchers, processors, manufacturers and retailers both domestic and foreign. Activities include importing seed varietals, breeding and development for new pedigree seed varieties, seed production and propagation. Bija’s hemp experts also provide training and education to farmers who cultivate their genetics. The Bija Hemp management team is comprised of industry leaders in agronomy, research and development, business, and law. Bija Hemp, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of International Hemp Solutions (IHS), PBC.

Other Sponsor Partners of the Farm & Agriculture Symposium include Zelios; Bish Enterprises; Hempgene; and New West Genetics.

Tickets and Registration; Call for Speakers, Sponsors and Exhibitors

Tickets and registration are available for the Farm & Ag Symposium, Industry B2B Day, the Hemp Summit, and to the general public at For speaker, sponsor, exhibitor and volunteer inquiries, visit

About NoCo Hemp Expo

Now in its fifth year, NoCo Hemp Expo – NoCo5 – is produced by the Colorado Hemp Company, a division of WAFBA LLC (We Are For Better Alternatives), based in Loveland, CO. Established in 2012, WAFBA is also founder of TreeFreeHemp paper and printing services, and Colorado Hemp Company, “supporting all things hemp.” Areas of focus include product and brand development, marketing, printing, production, events and advocacy. Learn more at, and find us on Facebook and Twitter.


Steven Hoffman, Compass Natural, tel 303.807.1042,

Photo courtesy of Bish Enterprises

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