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Newsletter – March 15, 2023

Let's Talk Hemp Newsletter


Newsletter – March 15, 2023

Finalists Announced for 2nd Annual NoCo Hemp Pitch Competition

As hemp industry leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators, policymakers and advocates prepare to convene at the 9th annual NoCo Hemp Expo, the world’s most comprehensive hemp business conference and trade show, on March 29-31, 2023, at the historic Broadmoor Resort & Convention Center in Colorado Springs, finalists have been announced for the annual Hemp Pitch Competition.

“We are excited to see what these innovators bring to this year’s competition and how they are making a difference in the hemp industry,” said Morris Beegle, producer of NoCo Hemp Expo, and president and founder of We Are For Better Alternatives (WAFBA).

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Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs

NoCo9 Speaker Spotlight Series

A Q&A with Jane Kolodinsky, professor and chair in the Community Development and Applied Economics Department & director of the Center for Rural Studies at the University of Vermont, who spoke with Let’s Talk Hemp from Burlington, Vermont.

How did you become interested in hemp and how did your background get you here?

I am an oldster when it comes to hemp! Early in my career, in the late ‘90s, the state of Vermont was investigating industrial hemp. At that time we did a study on consumer demand and I presented in Germany and Poland. It turns out there is a large institute in Poznań, Poland — now called the Institute of Natural Fibers and Medicinal Plants — that has included hemp in their research since 1945.

We did a study on what kind of hemp products might be of interest to everyday consumers. We looked at privately and publicly consumed luxury and necessity products. For example, a privately consumed luxury might be hemp batting in an airplane between the interior plastic and the outer frame. Publicly consumed luxury would be some of these amazing fabrics coming out of Italy and Eastern Europe. Hemp and other bast fibers in Poland were huge at the time.

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Jane Kolodinsky

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NoCo Hemp Expo



9th Annual NoCo Hemp Expo, March 29-31, 2023, The Broadmoor Resort, Colorado Springs, CO

Industria Cannabis presents Expo Industria Cannabis & Cáñamo, April 7-9, 2023, Mar del Plata, Argentina.

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 

It Takes a Village: A Hempcrete Build Experience & Healing Arts Festival, June 7-11, 2023. Presented by, 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 or contact or

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