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The 4th Annual Southern Hemp Expo (SHE4) is Here!


The 4th Annual Southern Hemp Expo (SHE4) is Here! Music City Meeting Will Showcase Fast-Growing US Hemp Industry

Tickets are still available for the largest hemp exposition and trade show in the Southeastern US. The 3-day show features robust programming covering all aspects of hemp and its uses.

What: 4th Annual Southern Hemp Expo
Dates: August 18-20, 2022
Thursday, August 18: SHE4 Welcome Party at The Nashville Tap House – Sonesta Nashville Airport Hotel (Exhibitors and Sponsors Only)
Friday, August 19: Business & Innovation Conference and Experience Hemp Expo Hall
Saturday, August 20: Farm & Soil Science Symposium, Experience Hemp Expo Hall, Nashville Hemp Food & Beverage Fair + Music Festival and The 2022 SHE Jamboree and After Party.
Where: The Fairgrounds Nashville, 625 Smith Ave, Nashville, TN 37203
More Information:

NASHVILLE, TN (August 16, 2022) – In its return to Music City, USA, the 4th Annual Southern Hemp Expo, presented by First Citizens Bank, will include a number of new events: a smokable hemp flower garden with displays from an oft-overlooked segment of the industry, the Nashville Hemp Food & Beverage Fair + Music Festival featuring live music and hemp food and beverages, and an immersive and educational hemp game show called “not-so-high” hosted by Affektiv Games.

“The industry exploded after industrial hemp was legalized in 2018, and has since retracted and faced a variety of challenges, most related in some way to the FDA’s lack of regulatory action pertaining to cannabinoids” said Morris Beegle, Southern Hemp Expo organizer and president and founder of We Are for Better Alternatives (WAFBA). “We are optimistic about future growth and we will discuss in detail the opportunities coming down the pipe for the industry,” he added. Tickets for the expo are available now, featuring many speakers, exhibitors and opportunities to meet and mingle with industry professionals and experts.

SHE4’s Schedule: 
Business & Innovation Conference
Friday, August 19, 2022, 10:30pm-4:00pm
Business, consumer, product development, policy and other key trends and investment strategies in hemp — from CBD to hemp building materials — are discussed by highly qualified business leaders and pioneers. The Let’s Talk Hemp Business & Innovation Conference covers the exciting convergence of hemp, cannabis, technology, finance, innovation, nutrition, policy, ESG and more. A networking lunch is included.

Farm & Soil Science Symposium
Saturday August 20, 2022, 10:30pm-4:00pm
Hemp farmers and agriculturalists have experienced growing pains amidst oversupply issues, a global pandemic, turbulent economic times, and an uncertain regulatory environment. But the hemp industry is beginning to see significant funding into research and development. The Let’s Talk Hemp Farm & Soil Science Symposium draws experts in regenerative agriculture, soil health, genetics, pest control, carbon credit markets, testing compliance, food security, finance, agricultural economics, crop insurance, technology, equipment and more. A networking lunch is included.

Experience Hemp Expo Hall
B2B Friday August 19
Open to Public Saturday, August 20
Attendees will meet and do business with vendors and exhibitors in an interactive, hands-on marketplace for two days on the trade show floor. Exhibitors will display the newest products and innovations in hemp. Attendees can also meet farmers, producers, processors, private label manufacturers, CPG brands, retail and wholesale buyers, equipment makers, sellers, and explore nonprofit & advocacy groups. Ample space for informal meetings, relationship-building and dealmaking in the two recently re-built indoor expo halls. Friday, August 19 is focused on B2B and Saturday, August 20th is open to the general public and brands with consumer goods will sell directly to the public.

Let’s Talk Hemp Expo Education Stage
August 19-20, 2022, 10:30am-4:30pm
Come for the Expo Hall, stay for the education! The Let’s Talk Hemp Education Stage located in the Experience Hemp Expo Hall is an interactive forum where industry entrepreneurs, advocates, business leaders, researchers, educators, healthcare specialists, authors, and more will explore the multiple uses and tremendous potential of hemp in nutrition, therapeutics, industrial applications, textiles and wellness and more.

USHBA Fiber, Materials & Industrial Applications Area 
August 19-20, 2022, 10:00am-5:00pm
Located on the Experience Hemp Expo Hall Floor
Exciting opportunities and technological innovations are happening in hemp building and construction. Hosted by the U.S. Hemp Building Association, the materials area will provide hands-on learning, explore the latest applications and product developments, present ideas for opportunities, and educate about sustainable building and architectural innovations.

NEW THIS YEAR! TerraMater Smokable Hemp Flower Garden
August 19-20, 2022, 10:00am-5:00pm
Located on the Experience Hemp Expo Hall Floor
Named after TerraMater, goddess of agriculture, this site in the expo hall focuses on businesses that sell smokable hemp flower – a segment of the industry that often is overlooked and underappreciated.

Diversify Hemp Not for Profit & Social Impact Zone 
August 19-20, 2022, 10:00am-5:00pm
Located on the Experience Hemp Expo Hall Floor
The Diversity Hemp Not for Profit & Social Impact Zone gathers a diverse community that shares a mission-based passion for hemp as a crop, and are mobilizing to educate consumers, policymakers, businesses, industry and others. Attendees can learn, too, how they can get involved.

Nashville Hemp Food & Beverage Fair + Music Festival, August 20, 2022, 11:00am-5:00pm
Attendees can celebrate and enjoy the culture of hemp with music, food, beverages and friends at the Nashville Hemp Food & Beverage Fair & Music Festival in the outdoor Fairgrounds Courtyard. The festival will feature live music and a hemp food and beverage fair. Open to the public. 

“Not-So High” Game Show, Booth #241, August 20, 2022
The “Not-So-High” game show experience is coming to SHE4. AffektivGames joins Southern Hemp Expo for the first time, bringing attendees hemp, culture and education with a competitive edge. Try your hand at this immersive and educational game show with games such as Build-A-Bong, Canna Q’z (Cannabis Trivia), Herbs the Word (Word Play), and a ton of giveaways! 

Networking Events
SHE4 Welcome Party August 18, 2022, 6pm-9pm
The Sonesta Airport Hotel
Meet trade show participants and develop relationships in a welcome reception with friends and colleagues that will kick off the return of the hemp industry to Nashville in fine fashion. Presenting sponsor is Canna Consortium and beneficiary Not for Profit organization is Realm of Caring.

The 2022 SHE Jamboree and After Party
SHE is known for celebrating old friendships and forging new ones. Live music, dancing and refreshments help cap off a great experience in Nashville at the (now legendary) Southern Hemp Expo After Party.  

Tickets can be purchased at and include:
Premium All-Access Ticket – Includes both conference days, B2B trade show and all networking parties. $249.
Business and Innovation Conference – Friday, Aug. 19 Includes 2-Day Expo Hall access and networking luncheon. $149.
Farm & Soil Science Symposium – Saturday, Aug. 20 Includes 2-Day Expo Hall access and networking luncheon. $149.
2-Day Expo Hall Pass – Friday, Aug. 19 and Saturday, Aug. 20. $75.

Register for NoCo Hemp Expo at SHE4
The 9th Annual NoCo Hemp Expo is headed south for 2023 taking place at one of Colorado’s most legendary and historic resorts, The Broadmoor. Early booth space will be available beginning at Southern Hemp Expo. Stay tuned for more information to be announced at SHE4 and at

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 4th Annual Southern Hemp Expo (SHE4), is a leading organization for the advancement 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, WAFBA, 970.541.0448,

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