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As Industrial Hemp Stages a Comeback, CO Agriculture Commissioner Kate Greenberg Has Got the Farmer’s Back

Colorado Agriculture Commissioner Kate Greenberg. Photo Courtesy of Colorado Department of Agriculture.


Outstanding in Her Field: As Industrial Hemp Stages a Comeback, Colorado Agriculture Commissioner Kate Greenberg Has Got the Farmer’s Back

Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture Kate Greenberg Joins Colorado Governor Jared Polis, USDA Hemp Director William Richmond and Other Top Leaders and Policy Makers in Hemp as Headline Presenters at the 8th Annual NoCo Hemp Expo, March 24-25, 2022, at the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center.

What: Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture Kate Greenberg to deliver keynote at NoCo8 Farm Symposium & Ag Tech Forum
Where: Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center
6700 North Gaylord Rockies Boulevard, Aurora, CO 80019
When: Friday, March 25, 2022, 10:00am-5:00pm

  • Commissioner Greenberg’s Remarks – 10:45am-11:00am
  • Farm Symposium & Ag Tech Forum
  • Experience Hemp Trade Show – Open to the Public
  • Colorado Hemp Company 10th Anniversary After Party

Tickets Available HERE
Apply for Press Passes HERE

AURORA, CO (March 22, 2022) — Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture Kate Greenberg will deliver the keynote address on how hemp is helping to usher in a new age in agriculture at the 8th Annual NoCo Hemp Expo’s Farm Symposium and Ag Tech Forum on March 25, 2022, at the Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center in Aurora.

Greenberg joins Colorado Governor Jared Polis, USDA Hemp Program Director William Richmond and other top business leaders, investors, agriculture experts and policy makers at NoCo Hemp Expo, which features a Business Conference, Investment Summit and Entrepreneur Pitch Slam on Thursday, March 25, and its annual Farm Symposium and the new Ag Tech Forum on Friday, March 25. The event also features a full Exhibit Hall.

Targeted for all members of the industrial hemp marketplace, from CBD to food, fiber, fashion, building materials, biocomposites and more, NoCo Hemp Expo, now in its eighth year, marks a comeback for the hemp industry, which has faced numerous challenges over the past few years, including regulatory uncertainty and economic fallout from the global pandemic.

Appointed in 2018 by Colorado Governor Jared Polis, Kate Greenberg is the state’s first female Commissioner of Agriculture. Since, she has led the Colorado Department of Agriculture and has overseen the state’s agricultural hemp initiatives and resources for growers and producers. Prior to serving as Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture, Greenberg was the Western Program Director for the National Young Farmers Coalition, where she established and grew the organization’s presence and membership across the West.

Resetting, Rebuilding and Revitalizing the Hemp Industry
“Commissioner Greenberg has helped steer Colorado’s hemp program to be a role model for the nation, bringing opportunity to our agriculture producers,” said Morris Beegle, President of We Are for Better Alternatives & Producer of NoCo Hemp Expo. “From soil to seed to harvesting and processing, our hemp farmers are the vital foundation to create a sustainable hemp supply chain. While it’s been a rocky road for producers these past few years, we are grateful for the resources and commitment provided by leaders such as Kate for the market to stabilize and grow in the future,” he said.

Beegle added, “This year’s NoCo Hemp Expo will be a reflection of where we are as a hemp industry today, the obstacles and opportunities we are currently facing, and the initiatives we as an industry are taking to reset, rebuild and revitalize such an important sustainable crop and marketplace.”

Ag Tech and Innovation
Panels, roundtables and speakers will discuss carbon credits, regenerative and organic farming, soil health, genetics for fiber, grain and cannabinoids, harvesting and processing innovations, new technologies and equipment, and updated rules and regulations and the USDA, FDA and more. A networking lunch is included.

Along with Greenberg, other hemp agriculture notables speaking will include:

  • Willam Richmond, USDA
  • Doug Fine, Author and Regenerative Hemp Farmer
  • Wendy Mosher, New West Genetics
  • Melissa Nelson, South Bend Industrial Hemp
  • Aaron Barr, Canadian Rockies Hemp

Find more information on speakers HERE.

Programming also includes panels on Latin American hemp, cannabis opportunities and hemp on US Tribal lands.

Sponsors Make NoCo Possible
NoCo Hemp Expo thanks the following top sponsors for helping to bring the NoCo magic to Colorado for the 8th year.

  • Colorado Extraction Systems
  • Boulder Creek Technologies
  • Global Hemp Association

For a complete list of sponsors, click HERE.

State of the Art Event Space and Accommodations
The two-day NoCo Hemp Expo at the Gaylord Rockies will feature 150+ exhibitors and more than 100 speakers at the Business Conference and Investment Summit on Thursday, March 24, and the Farm Symposium and Ag Tech Forum on Friday, March 25.

Thursday, March 24: NoCo Hemp Expo Business Conference and Investment Summit 
The Business Conference and Investment Summit features company founders and CEO’s, industry leaders and experts, qualified and accredited investors, analysts and financial professionals.

Experience Hemp Trade Show Open to the Public 10am-5pm 
Rub shoulders with top entrepreneurs and experts at 150+ exhibits in the growing hemp industry. Free education stage speakers include experts in wellness and pharmaceuticals, genetics, paper, building materials, textiles, grain and protein, spirits, fiber processing, extraction, bioplastics, biochar and more.

Colorado Hemp Company 10th Anniversary After Party – Sponsored by Boulder Creek Technologies
Network and unwind as WAFBA celebrates 10 years of visionary leadership in the hemp industry at our 10th Anniversary After Party, sponsored by Boulder Creek Technologies, featuring live music, food and drinks in the Juniper Ballroom at the Gaylord Rockies hosting Something Underground and Ryan Chrys and the Rough Cuts for a high energy night of rock, reggae, funk and outlaw country.

Tickets and Information
For more information on the NoCo Hemp Expo exhibit halls, educational stages, trade show, WAFBA Awards of Excellence Banquet, NoCo Hemp Pitch and After Party tickets, visit

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 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 8th Annual NoCo Hemp Expo (NoCo8), 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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