Held this past weekend (Saturday, March 23, 2019) at Southern Oregon University, the sold-out event provided attendees with a full day of networking, education, and support.
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Hemp, Inc. (OTC PINK: HEMP) is pleased to announce the huge success of its 1st Hemp University educational seminar on the west coast, in Ashland, Oregon. Held this past weekend (Saturday, March 23, 2019) at Southern Oregon University, the sold-out event provided attendees with a full day of networking, education, and support.
As a global leader in the industrial hemp industry with bi-coastal processing centers including a state of the art hemp processing center in Medford, Oregon, the 85,000 square-foot multipurpose industrial hemp processing facility in Spring Hope, North Carolina, and a 500-acre hemp growing Eco-Village in Golden Valley, Arizona, one of Hemp, Inc.’s missions has been to revive family farms and small businesses in the hemp industry.
“This has been the best Hemp University educational seminar thus far,” said Bruce Perlowin, CEO of Hemp, Inc. (OTC: HEMP). “There are so many farmers on the west coast who are passionate about joining the hemp revolution who are seeking quality knowledge in order to create a profitable stream of income by maximizing their crop revenue per acre. The industrial hemp crop in Oregon is expected to grow past $1 billion. Not to mention, Oregon ranks third in the country, in land, that is dedicated to industrial hemp. We initially expected a hundred participants to attend our first west coast Hemp University. However, we ended up having to move to a larger room because the participants more than doubled! At least two dozen people had to be turned away at the door because we had reached capacity and couldn’t fit anyone else into the room so I highly recommend getting your ticket(s) early, online, for the next one. The tickets should be available in about a week or so.”
The Hemp University maxed out at 250 attendees, according to The Hemp University Project Manager, Sophia Blanton. “Participant feedback has been amazingly positive,” said Blanton. “Emails have been pouring in on a job well done and how excited they are for the next one.”
The next Hemp University educational seminar in Oregon will be a 2-day event titled “Pre-Planting Support Workshop” and is scheduled for May 4-5, 2019.
The Hemp University in Oregon also had ample media coverage. Perlowin and Blanton were both interviewed by NBC 5 News which will air Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 6:00pm. Follow this link to watch the interview when it airs.
In addition to NBC 5 News, Rosebud Media/Mail Tribune filmed the event while well-known local journalist John Darling of the Ashland Daily Tidings/Mail Tribune interviewed key figures in the day’s proceedings such as Bruce Perlowin and Barry Epling. John also interviewed farmer Tom Lauerman.
If you haven’t subscribed to Hemp, Inc.’s email list, click here to do so. (There will be more articles on the success of this event over the course of the next few days and the article links will be emailed to all of Hemp, Inc.’s subscribers.)To see short videos of The Hemp University educational seminar held this past weekend, go to Bruce Perlowin’s Facebook page starting with the March 23rd post and those following that date.Participants at the west coast Hemp University were afforded a unique opportunity where they had access to people that are living the “new hemp life” and to many professionals in the industry who are experiencing hemp in all its facets.
The networking, in addition to the 8 master classes during the seminar, was also invaluable. There is an “Industrial Hemp Revolution” growing stronger day by day. This movement is not only helping to transform Southern Oregon’s economy, but also revive family farms and small business all over the country. Industrial hemp became legal to grow in all 50 states at the federal level in January this year. However, it has been legal in Oregon since 2015.
One of the vendors at the Hemp University in Oregon, Michael Sandoval with Market Street Wellness was quoted saying, “Breaking the stigma is probably the biggest reason that we’re here — to try to educate everybody and let them know how safe these products are to use.” Perlowin also commented that, “this [the industrial hemp industry] is the fastest growing industry in the world and it’s growing by 700 percent each year.”The outstanding lineup of presenters at this past “The Hemp University” in Ashland, Oregon included:Bruce Perlowin, CEO of Hemp, Inc. “Hemp and the Renaissance of the Small Family Farm”Farmer Tom Lauerman “Cooperative Farming – No Need to Reinvent the Wheel” The Evolving Science of Testing – Todd Denkin “An Overview of Standard Operating Procedures” Trygve Waage “The Human Factor – Sustainable Development of your Hemp Business Team” Whitney Murdoch“Planting in Alliance with Nature” Michael Monarch “Cultivating Profit with Hemp” Greg Flavall “Hempcrete – the Green Alternative Building Material” The Hemp University seminars previously held, in North Carolina, have supported hundreds of farmers seeking to add hemp into their crop rotation.
The success of these past seminars, seeing how much they helped local farmers, encouraged Hemp, Inc. to take the courses to Oregon and according to the overwhelming majority of participants, the seminar did not disappoint. The company plans to continue to expand its Hemp University programs in Arizona and Puerto Rico in the near future.
“The interactive, hands-on learning approach The Hemp University provides is invaluable. By learning in an interactive cohort format, students gain the necessary skills needed to immediately implement on their farm or in their organization. We believe the Hemp University has achieved the perfect mix of quality instruction, relevant educational content and a high level of commitment to ensuring the educational success of all our attendees. Not to mention the valuable connections gained go a long way in this industry.”
Education is a major factor in growing this industry. At Hemp, Inc.’s Hemp University, participants learn about challenges they may face and opportunities yet to come.To those who attend Hemp, Inc.’s Hemp University, it is a pathway to a new and exciting adventure in their life’s journey. To those who teach and instruct at The Hemp University, it is a way to share their experiences thereby creating an atmosphere where people are free to ask questions and explore this amazing plant that can literally change the planet. Hemp, Inc. executives believe this is why The Hemp University has been so well-received and sought-after.
The Hemp University has been established to be the blueprint for farming, navigating and thriving in the industrial hemp revolution.“The vision for The Hemp University is simple. We accompany you from developing your strategic objectives all the way to successful and sustainable implementation, regardless of whether you are new to the hemp industry or just want to enhance your existing product range. We support you during set-up at all stages over the life of the company and assist in the handling of important operational processes,” concluded Perlowin.
For those interested in attending, presenting or showcasing at the next Hemp University on May 4-5, 2019, please contact Sophia Blanton via email at [email protected] for additional information. The upcoming Hemp University event, “Pre-Planting Support Workshop”, could not come at a better time as it’s right before the planting season in Oregon. According to executives, there will be vendors with everything you need for planting… from feminized seeds, to possibly clones, to soil amendments, cell fertilizers and more. It will be a one stop shop for any farmer, entrepreneur or investor who wants to grow a very lucrative cash crop this year.
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With a deep-rooted social and environmental mission at its core, Hemp, Inc. seeks to build a business constituency for the American small farmer, the American veteran, and other groups experiencing the ever-increasing disparity between tapering income and soaring expenses. As a leader in the industrial hemp industry with ownership of the largest commercial multi-purpose industrial hemp processing facility in North America, Hemp, Inc. believes there can be tangible benefits reaped from adhering to a corporate social responsibility plan.
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