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National Industrial Hemp Council [NIHC] Business Summit

Monday, August 12, 2019 - 8:00am to Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 12:30pm

The National Industrial Hemp Council [NIHC] Business Summit is taking place August 12-13, 2019 in Portland, Oregon. The Summit will provide an educational and networking opportunity for those currently in or soon to be entering the industrial hemp industry. Attendees will learn about the current legislative and regulatory landscape at both the federal and local level with speakers from the federal government, Pacific Northwest state officials, and leading legal experts from the law firm of Beveridge and Diamond.

Gwendolyn Wyard, Organic Trade Association's Vice President of Regulatory and Technical Affairs, will be speaking at the Summit on the morning of August 12th from 9:30am - 10:15am. Find more information on that session below. For more information, contact Gwendolyn Wyard

Panel Discussion: Organic Hemp – Truth in Labeling, What does it Mean? The Consumers’ Right to Know

Gwendolyn Wyard, Vice President, Regulatory and Technical Affairs, Organic Trade Association
Callie Uhan, Certification Officer, Oregon Tilth
Angela Wartes-Kahl, Fiber and Textiles Coordinator, Oregon Tilth
Moderator: Nate Lewis, Oyster Bay Farm

Organic is the fastest growing segment in American food and agriculture.  Topping over $50 billion per year in sales, the USDA organic label is the gold standard for product differentiation in the marketplace.  Hemp producers and processors can also benefit from this voluntary labeling program by obtaining premiums for their products and meeting their consumers’ demands.  Hear from experts in organic regulatory policy and certification on how organic can support the entire industrial hemp supply chain from seed to food to textiles.

Summit Information: 

August 12-13, 2019

Benson Hotel

Portland, Oregon