NoCo9 Hemp Pitch & WAFBA Award Winners Exemplify Innovation, Dedication in the Hemp Industry
This year’s WAFBA Awards of Excellence were presented during a lively welcome reception to kick off the NoCo9 Hemp Expo at The Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs. Winners were announced to cheers and applause as industry participants gathered to celebrate the growth of the industry and its dedicated pioneers.
“I’m so glad to see everyone gathered again in the spirit of optimism and growth,” said Morris Beegle, producer of NoCo9 Hemp Expo and president of WAFBA, who presented many of the awards. “It’s great to see so many advances in the industry since last year.”
First Citizens Hemp Banking Director: Partnership Is at the Heart of Services
Ryan Palmquest, who has years of experience in commercial banking, sees a bright future for hemp and wants to help the industry expand. He spoke with Let’s Talk Hemp from his office in Phoenix.
How did your career lead you to hemp?
Our vice chairwoman, Hope Bryant, had the vision for hemp. The bank has been around for 125 years, with many long-standing clients in the agricultural space, some of whom wanted to try hemp after the 2018 Farm Bill passed. We are also known for our expertise with medical providers and saw hemp and CBD growing as a complement to health and wellness.
Hemp News Spotlight
Va. Tech Researchers Investigate Industrial Hemp
Morning Ag Clips
Largest Green Event in the World: Earthx2023, Fair Park, Dallas, Texas. Congress of Conferences, April 19-23, 2023. EXPO, April 21-23, 2023.
BuildingMan 2023, featuring hemp building workshops, April 27-30, 2023, JenKStar Ranch, Green River, UT
Growing Industrial Hemp as a Multipurpose Crop in Organic Cropping Systems, May 10, 2023, from 2-3 pm EDT. Free webinar by the Rodale Institute.
Reimagining a Regenerative World Through Cannabis & Hemp, Regennabis Live, May 11, 2023, United Nations, New York, NY
Register for the 20th EIHA Conference, June 7-9, 2023, Renaissance Hotel, Brussels.
It Takes a Village: A Hempcrete Build Experience & Healing Arts Festival, June 7-11, 2023. Presented by Permatours.org, Digger’s Compost Cooperative, Acton, ME
Cannabis Research Conference, Presented by Colorado State University Pueblo, Institute of Cannabis Research, Aug. 3-5, 2023, Denver
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Help Rebuild Ukraine With Hemp
Sergiy Kovalenkov, aka Doctor Hemphouse, one of the world’s renowned specialists in building with hemp, is appealing to the hemp industry for help in rebuilding war-torn Ukraine, including building Ukraine’s biggest social housing project to date — a 10,000-square-foot residential building to house refugees and orphans who lost their parents to the war. In particular, the project is seeking builders, sponsors, automated block-making machinery and a hempcrete spraying system. Visit https://www.facebook.com/hempireua/ or contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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