Frozen Farm Forum Full Agenda (Draft)

Day One: DRAFT          

Big Ag BusinessIndustrial Hemp Opportunities for new Markets
2018 Industrial Hemp and Clean Energy Conference (January 11, 2018)

  • 8:30am Registration and Continental Breakfast
  • 9:10am Welcome and Announcement – Introduction of Keynote Speaker
  • 9:15am Keynote SpeakerRobert Mitchell, Tulsa, OK
  • 10:00am Break ( 10 Minutes) Beverage and Snacks Restroom
  • 10:15am Speaker: Margaret Wiatrowski The Hemp Study

(Minnesota Department of Agriculture)

  • 11:00am Question and Answer Session with Department of Agriculture
  • 11:30am Hemp Application sign-up instructions for 2018 Growing Season

12:00pm Lunch – Enjoy lunch and visit with vendors and speakers if you have more questions. This is a good time to also turn in your application form to the registration table for The Hemp Study program for 2018.

  • 1:30pm Speaker: Seeds and Oils – Paul Frank – Lakeville, MN
  • 2:15pm Question and Answer Session with Paul Frank
  • 3:00pm Break ( 15 Minutes) Beverage and Snacks Restroom
  • 3:15pm Topical Breakout Groups (30 Minutes) Rotate to all 3

Industrial Hemp: Planting and Harvesting: Getting started

  • (3:15pm – 3:45pm)Group one: Industrial Hemp: Organic or Not.
    • Land and seed selection
    • What kind of yields are possible?
    • Can I get more than one crop in one season?
    • What about weeds and pest control?
  • (3:45pm –4:15pm)Group Two: Industrial Hemp Storing & Processing
    • Is storage different than corn or beans?
    • Will local Elevators store it for me?
    • Sourcing Processing options
    • How do I decide if I want to grow organic or if it is not necessary?
  • (4:15pm- 4::45pm )Group Three: Industrial Hemp Products and Manufacturing)
    • Markets for food, nutritional, supplemental and health related products (Organic)
    • Hemp edibles contain all of the amino acids the human body needs to be healthy
    • Cold pressed oils, seeds
    • Roasted nuts, Milks, Salad Dressing, body health products, lotions, lip balm and other topical body treatments
    • Markets for Building Products – Healthy Home – Fiber
    • Hempcrete blocks, Hemp breathable mold free wallboard
    • Car interior door panels
    • Hemp plastic that will break down in the environment.
    • Fabric for clothes, tarps, tents and rope, purses, luggage
    • Hemp Oil for Hydraulics
    • Residual Product market and process development
  • Social Hour – Sponsors and Attendees (TBD)
  • Renewable Clean Energy Platforms for Farm and Commercial Businesses

(Preparing for the future of energy independence)

Day Two: Draft

  • 8:30am Registration and Continental Breakfast
  • 9:10am Welcome and Introduction of Keynote Speaker
  • 9:15am Keynote Speaker – TBA
  • 10:00am Speaker: Peter Lindstrom – An Introduction to PACE

(Minnesota PACE Program)

  • 10:45am Question and Answer Session about PACE – Peter Lindstrom
  • 11:00am Break (10 Minutes) Beverage and Snacks
  • 11:15am Panel Discussion: PACE Program Participants
  • 11:30am Hemp Application sign-up instructions for 2018 Growing Season

12:00pm Lunch Provided in Dining Hall downstairs – Take advantage of the lunch period to eat and also speak with vendors and speakers if you have more questions. This is a good time to also turn in your application form for The Hemp Study program for 2018.

  • 1:30pm Speaker: Fritz Ebinger Clean Energy Solar and Wind Program

(Minnesota CERTS Program)

  • 2:00pm Question and Answer Session about CERTS Fritz Ebinger
  • 2:30pm Panel Discussion with CERTS Program Participants
  • 3:30pm Conference Adjourns