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Hemp Industry Insights and Strategies for 2023 and Beyond (Feb 7, 2023)
53:44Julie Lerner - As CEO of PanXchange, Julie leads all aspects of the firm’s operations and Strategy. Julie began her career with Cargill in Geneva Switzerland and later became a senior trader for the firm’s Latin America sugar markets. She also brings trading experience in energy markets and weather derivatives with Sempra Energy Trading and XL Financial. She is a frequent contributor to the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg(print & TV), and is the recipient of Denver Business Journal’s inaugural list of 15 most Admired CEOs(2018) as well as a winner of their Outstanding Women in Business (2020). Seth Boone Seth, Director of Hemp and VP of Business Development, is tasked with ensuring PanXchanges’ Platform and analysis meet a rapidly evolving hemp industry’s needs and develop new opportunities in emerging agricultural markets. Raised on a ranch in West Texas, he offers a background beginning in production agriculture before continuing his career merchandising feed grains and other agricultural commodities for StoneX(INTL FCStone) and JBS. Seth obtained a Master in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University after pursuing an undergraduate at Oklahoma State University and is passionate about growing and optimizing the impact of hemp and other sustainable markets. For this morning we’ll talk about: 1. An overview of PanXchange and how they serve the hemp industry -Data and Market Analysis -Consulting for overall Strategy and Fundraising 2. A state of the Industry for fiber/grain/cannabinoids, which includes a review of their fiber report. 3. Opportunities over the next year and beyond by sector
Challenges Of Sourcing Hemp Fibre
50:10Siobhan is the Co-Founder of Hemprino. Hemprino is a natural fibre luxury knitwear brand, founded by three farmers who were fashion outsiders. They created a unique blend of hemp fibre and merino wool into a soft and light mid layer yarn. Launched to market in 2022 they have rapidly gained fans in their native New Zealand and look to expand their reach to the world in 2023. For this morning we’ll talk about: 1. Hemprino R&D process 2. Biodegradable bottom line 3. How the co-founders met 4. Challenges of sourcing hemp fibreChallenges Of Sourcing Hemp Fibre
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Q&A Discussion with Alli La Pierre Of Patagonia
57:59Alli La Pierre is a Material Developer at Patagonia, an organization with a mission to build the best product and cause no unnecessary harm. Alli works with suppliers to create the technical, environmental, and aesthetic innovations that define Patagonia products. In addition to seasonal development work, Alli works closely with cross-functional teams to identify, vet, and implement new and sustainable technology, chemistries, and processes across the supply chain. Talking Points: 1. Material Development 2. Hemp Supply Chain
Breaking The Stigma Around Cannabis & Hemp
59:35Nydia is a ganja clergywoman, cannabis educator, and advocate. She is the Co-founder/Owner with her 8-year-old son of Terpenes. More than brand, Terpenes is education. She uses simple terpene education to break the stigma around Cannabis & Hemp. Living as if education is generational wealth. Nydia is also the Founder of URWellnessllc, a holistic & intuitive guide using a three-pillar approach to mind, body, and sacred plant medicine. She creates sacred circles and brave spaces for individuals to explore sacred plant medicines. For this morning, we’ll talk about: 1. Terpenes 2. Sacrament 3.Spiritually 4. Sustainability 5. Balance
Industrial Hemp in South Carolina
1:03:08Derick is the President and CEO of Bossville Hemp Farms located in Hampton County, South Carolina. He is an alumni of Prairie View Agricultural and Mechanical University and Mesa Community College. Derick is a consultant, mentor, and public speaker; currently, he splits his time residing in Estill, SC, and Dallas, TX. He has been an entrepreneur for twenty-five years and has helped many farmers and business owners achieve and exceed their business goals and expound their customer base. Derick has studied the extensive benefits of Hemp for nearly fifteen years and has farmed Hemp on a large scale for the past three years. Derick provides educational, contractual, business, and legal consulting to farmers to help maximize their CBD and fiber crops. For this morning, we’ll talk about: 1. Bossville’s Legacy 2. Industrial Hemp in South Carolina 3. South Carolina Ag 4. Challenges of Being Self-funded 5. Their Whys
Developing New Hemp Varieties
1:00:20Dr. Craig Schluttenhofer is the Research Assistant Professor of Natural Products at Central State University. He received his doctorate in Plant Physiology from the University of Kentucky after completing Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees at Purdue University. He started working with hemp in 2014 while at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Schluttenhofer research specializes in the genetics and biochemistry of Cannabis used for agricultural and medical purposes. Current research foci include developing new hemp varieties, understanding the plants’ biochemistry, improving production and processing practices, and developing new uses for the crop. Dr. Schluttenhofer has received over $11.6 million dollars related to hemp research, including serving as a co-principal investigator and Research Lead for a $10 million USDA Sustainable Agriculture Systems award studying the use of hemp grain products as a feed ingredient for rainbow trout. Join us this afternoon 5pm MST on Linkedin, YouTube or Facebook to discuss Hemp as fish feed and possible hemp products for feed with Dr. Craig Schluttenhofer.
Hemp Fiber Processing in Poland
1:04:59Maciej is a Farmer, entrepreneur, and activist - with 15+ years of experience with cannabis/hemp, a pioneer of innovative cultivation and processing methods. He is the CEO and founder (2019) of Kombinat Konopny - a vertically integrated hemp company in Poland focused on hemp straw processing for textile-grade fiber and "seed to shelf" manufacturing of cannabinoid-rich oil infusions. Apart from commercial activity, the company is strongly involved in down-to-earth R&D on growing, harvesting, and processing technology for all parts of the cannabis plant. Pioneered the equity crowdfunding financing model, successfully running record-beating share offerings (https://hemptoday.net/polish-hemp-company-raises-e1-million-in-38-minutes-via-crowdfunding/). On the legal/political front strongly advocating open cannabis market with some significant successes on the "novel food" front: https://kombinatkonopny.pl/court-judgment-hemp-is-not-a-novel-food-it-can-be-used-in-food/ Previously, Maciej is the CEO and founder (2014) of the 1st private Polish hemp company, later on, sold to the listed Canadian holding (2018), as well as a marijuana policy activist (2003-2014), including running for the MP and MEP, promoting the legalization of marijuana and its economical and fiscal effects; editor in chief (2006-2014) of cannabis-related newspaper Spliff. For this morning, we’ll talk about: - How do things look like when it comes to hemp fiber processing in Poland? - His experiences with two successful rounds of crowdfunding investment share offerings, how this could be considered an alternative to VC's in funding hemp businesses - What is "novel food" and why do most European CBD producers get it wrong
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Hemp and Cannabis Industries
1:05:04Joel is the founder of Gro Enterprises, a social enterprise that seeks to develop affordable, resilient, and sustainable housing solutions using industrial hemp based building products. With over 15 years of combined residential and commercial construction, remediation, and restoration experience, he has been in the business of providing safe and healthy environments for clients throughout the Greater New Orleans and Gulf South region. GRO enterprises is a social enterprise looking to develop affordable, sustainable housing in underserved communities throughout Louisiana and Mississippi. For this morning, we’ll talk about: 1. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Hemp and Cannabis Industries 2. The need for healthier, carbon-negative building practices in the US. 3. The need for a collaborative mindset between companies and organizations in the hemp industry. 4. Funding barriers for BIPOC-owned start-ups and businesses in the cannabis and hemp industries. 5. Identifying allies for BIPOC communities trying to reverse the effects of the “War on Drugs”. Creating social equity and advocacy platforms for these firms and organizations.
hemp and development of the world market
59:17Adrien is the Founder and Co-Owner of Block-It. Adrien is French and moved to Israel 14 years ago. He arrived there while traveling and has been building with natural materials for the past 13 years. Adrien’s grandfather was a carpenter and they used to renovate houses as a family. He discovered hempcrete about 8 years ago, and then it has been a living story. Block-It is the leading company in Israel today for importing natural building materials. Block-It’s unique construction materials are based on the hemp plant and offer the construction of a complete wall system: block and panels based on hempcrete, plaster, and natural varied wall colors. For this morning, we’ll talk about: 1. Hemp Building 2. Benefits of Hemp House 3. Interest of Working with Blocks 4. Challenges of Law 5. Development of the World Market
Hemp and Sustainability
1:03:00Parvinder is the Creative Director of Namastate. She has a strong track record of high impact with senior executives in large and small enterprises. She worked in fashion, creative, and entertainment sectors both domestically and internationally. Namastate is a brand that's passionate about sustainability. They believe in investing in materials that are the best quality and do the most good. Their goal is to provide the best nature has to offer in unique, creative, and sustainable ways. Namastate designs are made with 100% plant-based textiles and zero-plastic vegan leather. They embrace an earth-first philosophy which is 0% harm 100% love as their guiding principle. For this morning, we’ll talk about: 1. What is NAMASTATE? 2. What is sustainability? 3. 100% Vegan vs Plastic Vegan – Greenwashing 4. Namastate Materials 5. Namastate Production