Jamie's Hemp Journal.
Notes and updates from Midwest Hemp Council Treasurer Jamie Petty on what's going on regarding Hemp in Indiana.
March 5, 2019 - Midwest Hemp Council Weekly Podcast Release - This week Jason Dozier speaks with Justin Swanson regarding SB 516, and how it looks as it heads to the House Ag Committee, and with Dr. Ron Turco of Purdue, who has spearheaded Purdue's hemp research and participation. Dr. Turco has been very generous with Midwest Hemp Council, as well as Indiana Hemp Industries Association over the years, as we push to launch a successful hemp economy. Look for tomorrow's podcast on our website tomorrow afternoon, and if you have missed any of the previous 5 podcasts, be sure to listen !!! Current and accurate information, led by MHC President, Justin Swanson of Bose McKinney!
March 7, 2019 - Indiana Grown Day at the Statehouse - Members of MHC, INHIA and INFU will represent #HoosierHemp. To our business members, if you are not already a member of Indiana Grown, we encourage you to join. Membership is no charge. The opportunities to promote your "Indiana Grown" product, service or business are endless. You may go here to learn more about Indiana Grown and to join. Both Indiana Hemp Industries Association and Midwest Hemp Council are members, as we support a #seedtoshelf hemp economy for Hoosiers!
March 12, 2019 - Midwest Hemp Council Monthly Policy Circle Call - 300 PM EST - As previously announced, the March Policy Circle Call will take place on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 300 PM, moderated by MHC President Justin Swanson. Call-in details, as well as an agenda, will be circulated on Friday, March 8, 2019, for your review.
Should you have specific agenda requests or information to contribute, please alert me as soon as possible via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. IF YOU HAVE NOT YET PAID YOUR POLICY CIRCLE DUES, PLEASE DO SO PRIOR TO FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2019 TO BE INCLUDED IN THE CALL !!
March 14, 2019 - "Welcome Mixer" for CBD Expo Net. Regardless of whether you are participating in CBD Expo Net, we encourage you to join us for the #HoosierHemp "Welcome Mixer", to welcome the event and attendees to Indiana. There is still time to be a sponsor for the Welcome Mixer, and the details of sponsorship are attached.
March 23, 2019 - Indiana Farmer's Union Hemp Farming Symposium - This is shaping up to be a wonderful line-up of speakers; whether you are licensed to grow in 2019, or working on your plan for 2020, you will not want to miss this. A full day of farming information from Purdue, Indiana Farmers Union, Sunstrand, Legacy Hemp as well as legislative updates and regulatory discussion.
For growers licensed with Sunstrand and Legacy for this year, we will have break-out sessions immediately following the Symposium for you, only, to meet one-on-one with representatives of those companies to discuss your 2019 growing and harvest plans.
USDA 2018 FARM BILL LISTENING STATION
Wed., Feb. 20, 2019 - by Jamie Petty
The USDA Listening Session is Tues., Feb. 26th at 9am. You can register to have an opportunity to speak your comments or your thoughts, but the focus is on reviewing the 2018 Farm Bill and is not specific to hemp. So this session will be an opportunity for the public to participate and listen in as things are explained and they talk about the roll out of the Farm Bill which obviously does include industrial hemp coming off a Schedule One and how that will be implemented throughout the United States .
Click here for more information on USDA Listening Session
HEMP NETWORKING NIGHT SCHEDULED!
Wed., Feb. 20, 2019 - by Jamie Petty
Our most recent Hemp Networking Night at Rooster's in Downtown Indianapolis was a huge success, but we needed a larger venue, so our next Hemp Networking Night is set for Centerpoint Brewing in Indianapolis on Tuesday, Feb. 26th.
This event is targeted for members and those persons who are actively engaged in the health economy with Indiana. This is an opportunity for people who are participating this year to get together and talk about hurdles maybe that their encountering or how they can work together to get through this growing season.
1125 E. Brookside Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46202
For more info use our Contact Page
or email me - email@example.com
While the event is free to members of Midwest Hemp Council, INHIA and the Indiana Farmers Union, members still need to register to get your ticket. For non-members that are allowed to attend there is a fee of $25.
Centerpoint Brewing has been an amazing supporter for our hemp events, I believe this is our fourth event with them. We're also working on having a food truck available there. The details will be on the event site when you register. But Centerpoint Brewing has a huge supporter of the community as a whole, but also for Hemp.
Indiana Hemp Farming Symposium Scheduled for Sat., March 23rd
We do have an event open to the public coming Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Franklin College. The primary sponsor of the Indiana Hemp Farming Symposium is Indiana Farmers Union. It will be an all day event and it will bring hemp growers and experts from Kentucky, Wisconsin, Illinois, as well as business leaders and our own leadership here in the state together to discuss standards, growing methods, processes, suppliers, buyers, legislation; just a full day of information and networking.
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WEDNESDAY IS HEMP DAY!
Wed., Feb. 12, 2019 - by Jamie Petty
Kick off Hemp Day on Wednesday, Feb. 12th with a visit to the Indiana Hort Congress, which runs from Feb. 12-14, 2019. The Indiana Hort Congress has been really key to launching hemp in Indiana, and are offering a full day of hemp education and networking, featuring speakers from Kentucky, Illinois as well as Indiana Farmers Union, Justin Swanson of Midwest Hemp Council, Purdue University and State Chemist Dr. Robert Waltz.
The event is open to the public and you can get more information here
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MHC Monthly Hemp Conference Call
Tues., Feb. 11, 2019 - by Jamie Petty
Just a reminder that all Midwest Hemp Council policy members are invited to participate in our monthly conference calls on the second Tuesday of every month. It's a great opportunity for our members to be kept current on what's happening at the State House, updates from Purdue University and State Chemist Dr. Robert Waltz, and provides a forum for legislative and regulatory updates for Indiana, and the surrounding states.
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