CONFERENCE SCHEDULE


Please check back for updated sessions and speakers.

 

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Registration Opens

1:00 PM • Entrance to Palisades Ballroom

Vendor Move In

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM • Palisades Ballroom

Association Summit

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM • Dunes Ballroom

With 40 years of experience as an executive director, Donniella Winchell has graciously agreed to come to South Carolina and speak on the importance of building an infrastructure within your association that will help define the needs and expectations of your members.

Keynote: Donniella Winchell – Executive Director, Ohio Wines

The summit will also include in depth panel discussions from current industry association leaders on what they are dealing with as more and more states quickly embrace hemp programs.

Panel to include:

  • Colleen Keahey – Executive Director of the Hemp Industries Association (HIA)

  • Janel Ralph – CEO/Founder, Palmetto Harmony and Board Member, South Carolina Hemp Farmers Association

  • Lucas Snyder – Executive Director, South Carolina Hemp Farmers Association

  • Eric Steenstra – President, Vote Hemp

  • Nolan Jackson - Member, U.S. Hemp Round Table

  • Nick Akins – Treasurer, Pacific Northwest Hemp Industries Association Chapter

  • Courtney N. Moran, LL.M. – Member, Pacific Northwest Hemp Industries Association Chapter

Doug Fine, Moderator – Regenerative farmer and bestselling author of Hemp Bound

Monday, November 26, 2018

Registration Opens

8:00 AM • Entrance to Palisades Ballroom

Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM • Palisades Ballroom

Trade Show Floor Opens

9:00 AM • Palisades Ballroom

General Session: State of the Hemp Union

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM • Palisades Ballroom

Hear from some of the most powerful influencers on the role industrial hemp is playing in the Carolinas.

Panel to include:

  • Hugh E. Weathers – Commissioner, South Carolina Department of Agriculture (Invited)

  • Derek Underwood – Assistant Commissioner, South Carolina Department of Agriculture

  • Vanessa Elsalah – Industrial Hemp & GAP Outreach Coordinator, South Carolina Department of Agriculture

  • Terry Alden – Attorney and General Counsel, South Carolina Department of Agriculture

  • Senator Daniel “Danny” Verdin, III – Chairman, Senate Medical Affairs Committee

Lander Hiott, Moderator – Lobbyist with Parker Poe Consulting

...more to be announced

General Session: How to Become a Change Agent for Hemp

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM • Palisades Ballroom

Even though humans have been cultivating hemp for 12,000 years, education is key to Hemp’s reintegration into society and economy. Learn from Janel on how to share your personal story to effectively become a change agent for this new agricultural commodity.

Keynote: Janel Ralph – CEO/Founder, Palmetto Harmony

Lunch on Trade Show Floor

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM • Palisades Ballroom

Breakout Session: Legal Panel – Compliance and Law Enforcement

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM • Palisades Ballroom

Understanding compliance and the role of the South Carolina Department of Law Enforcement’s (SLED) in the hemp industry.

Panel to include:

  • Courtney N. Moran, LL.M. – Founding principal of EARTH Law, LLC and chief legislative strategist for Agricultural Hemp Solutions (AGHS)

  • Rod Kight – International hemp & cannabis business law attorney with Kight on Cannabis and author of Cannabis Business Law

  • Bill Nettles – Owner, Bill Nettles Law and former US Attorney for the District of South Carolina

David B. Bush, Esq., Moderator – Senior Attorney with Hoban Law Group

Breakout Session: It All Starts with the Soil – Whether it’s Under the Sun or in the Greenhouse

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM • Center Ballroom

Whether you cultivate under the sun or in the greenhouse, what happens under the ground is just as important as what grows above it. In fact, your soil determines how your crop performs.

Speaker: Michael LaBelle – “The Dirt Nerd”, Mighty Grow Organics

Breakout Session: Role of Cannabidiol and Other Cannabinoids in Health and Disease

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM • East Ballroom

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Speaker: Prakash Nagarkatti, Ph.D. – Vice President for Research, University of South Carolina

Breakout Session: Analytical Testing for the Hemp Industry – Ensuring Consumer Safety

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM • West Ballroom

One emerging challenge for CBD-based consumer products is the ability to ensure safety for consumers, providing accurate labeling and products that are free from potential contaminants. Analytical testing is a necessary component to ensure consumer safety for products that are being consumed.

Speaker: Chris Hudalla – Founder/Chief Scientific Officer, ProVerde Laboratories, Inc.

Afternoon Snack Break

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM • Palisades Ballroom

Breakout Session: Farm Panel 1 – What to Think about Before Planting

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM • Palisades Ballroom

A brief but comprehensive overview of what you want to be thinking about before planting day. Topics that are going to be discussed are: types of genetics, organic certification options, planting mode, and cost of your crops.

Panel to include:

  • Edgar Winters – CEO, Winterfox Farms

  • Preston Whitfield – Sales & Marketing Director at Source Hemp

  • Neal Baxley – Seventh-generation farmer, Baxley Farms

  • Lee Ford – Partner at Ford Farms

  • DuPree Atkinson – Third-generation farmer at Atkinson's Farm and Chairman, ArborOne Farm Credit Board of Directors

Doug Fine, Moderator – Regenerative farmer and bestselling author of Hemp Bound

Breakout Session: Academic Panel – Hemp Research Is Underway

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM • Center Ballroom

Our panel will discuss the continuation of hemp research at American universities and where to go from here.

Panel to include:

  • Prakash Nagarkatti, Ph.D. – Vice President for Research, University of South Carolina

  • David B. Bush, Esq. – President of the Industrial Hemp Research Foundation

  • Representative – Clemson University

  • Annie Rouse - Co-Founder, Anavii Market

Joy Beckerman, Moderator – Principal, Hemp Ace International

Breakout Session: CBD Health & Wellness

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM • East Ballroom

Hemp seed is a superfood, and many cannabinoids are showing promise in health-maintenance. It’s important to separate the facts from the claims.

Panel to include:

  • Josh Hendrix – Director of Domestic Hemp Production, CV Sciences, Inc.

  • Janel Ralph – CEO/Founder, Palmetto Harmony

Moderator – TBA

Breakout Session: Legislative Panel – The Path Forward

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM • West Ballroom

Legislators and lobbyists discuss the continuing support for the industrial hemp industry. The discussion will also touch on becoming a national player in hemp, as well as how and why farmers should learn to communicate their personal experiences dealing with their crop.

Panel to include:

  • Bill Nettles – Owner, Bill Nettles Law and former US Attorney for the District of South Carolina

  • Senator Daniel “Danny” Verdin, III – Chairman, Senate Medical Affairs Committee

Moderator – Eric Steenstra – President, Vote Hemp

…more to be announced

Trade Show Floor Closes

6:00 PM • Palisades Ballroom

Networking Party

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM • North Lawn

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Registration Opens

8:00 AM • Entrance to Palisades Ballroom

Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM • Palisades Ballroom

Trade Show Floor Opens

9:00 AM • Palisades Ballroom

General Session: The Regenerative Entrepreneur – How to Make It as an Independent Farmer in the Hemp Industry

9:00 - 10:15 AM • Palisades Ballroom

The dos and don’ts of creating a farm-to-table hemp product while healing soil. He will discuss how to incorporate the spiritual, ethical, and soil-building sides of the movement into the logistical aspect, from acquiring genetics and soil preparation through harvest, processing, packaging and marketing.

Keynote: Doug Fine, Moderator – Regenerative farmer and bestselling author of Hemp Bound

General Session: Half a Century of Hemp Knowledge in 20 Minutes

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM • Palisades Ballroom

He describes the 1960’s as “rad stuff” when “hemp was hip” while recalling Levi’s hemp bell bottom jeans and in the 1970’s, he spent two years growing hemp in Spain. Learn about the hemp-centric path Edgar Winters has taken through life, all the way from his grandpa’s farm in 1957 to becoming the first Oregon hemp farmer in 77 years back in 2014. Edgar will delight with tales from the past and discuss his present outlook on hemp in America.

Keynote: Edgar Winters – CEO, Winterfox Farms

 

Lunch on Trade Show Floor

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM • Palisades Ballroom

 

Breakout Session: Farm Panel 2 – Mid-Season to Harvest

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM • Palisades Ballroom

Hemp farming is, after all, farming and you’ll need to know a few things once your plants are in the ground. Learn about plant stress, soil issues, and pests you might face as well as how much water your crop will need.

Panel to include:

  • Andrew Bish – COO, Bish Enterprises

  • Nat Bradford – Owner, Bradford Family Farm

  • Lee Ford – Partner at Ford Farms

  • Aaron Rydell – Co-Founder, Salt Creek Hemp Co

  • Ethan Brown – COO and Master Grower at Mission Lago Farm

Preston Whitfield, Moderator – Sales & Marketing Director at Source Hemp

 

Breakout Session: Federal Farm Bill – Hemp Reforms in 2018 Legislation

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM • Center Ballroom

The proposals for federal legalization of hemp found in the proposed 2018 Agricultural Improvement Act will be discussed including questions about the constitutionality of some of the proposed reforms and what that might mean for the US Hemp economy as it continues to grow and mature.

Speaker: David B. Bush, Esq. – Senior Attorney with Hoban Law Group

 

Breakout Session: Health NOT High – Re-visioning the Branding of Hemp

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM • East Ballroom

Confusion between hemp and cannabis has been on-going for decades and the confusion between hemp-derived and cannabis-based oils continues to rise. Educating inexperienced consumers may constitute the biggest and most delicate hurdle for the hemp industry, but we have before us the opportunity for clarity….READ MORE

Speaker: Gary Finnan – Managing Member at Cadence CXC

 

Breakout Session: Landing The Big Fish – Attracting Outside Investment and Strategic Partnerships

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM • West Ballroom

Interest from major corporations, both domestic and international, has been rapidly expanding in the hemp space over the last few years. Would a strategic partnership or outside investment be the right play to grow your business?

Speaker: Scott Propheter – Co-Founder, Board Member, Head of Field Operations and Outreach at Criticality LLC

 

Afternoon Snack Break

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM • Palisades Ballroom

 

Trade Show Floor Closes

3:45 PM • Palisades Ballroom

 

Breakout Session: After Harvest – Products and Marketing Panel

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM • Palisades Ballroom

In any new industry, issues like packaging, labeling, claims, distribution and length of shelf life separate the amateur from the professional.

Panel to include:

  • Pauli Rotterdam – Senior Researcher, Endo Scientific

  • Ari Sherman – President & Co-Founder, Hemp Health

  • Margaret Richardson – Co-Founder, Salt Creek Hemp Co

  • Margaret Flewellen – CEO, Natural Good Medicines

  • Nick Akins – CEO, Mission Lago Farms

    Moderator – TBA

 

Breakout Session: Processing Panel – From Farm to Finish

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM • Center Ballroom

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Panel to include:

  • Trey Riddle, Ph.D. – CEO/Founder, Sunstrand, LLC

  • Scott Propheter – Co-Founder, Board Member, Head of Field Operations and Outreach at Criticality LLC

  • Zach Harris – Owner, Pinnacle Stainless

  • Don Willis – CEO/Founder, Mack & Wyatt

  • Debbie Custer - Founder/CEO, Coeus Research

Lucas Snyder, Moderator – Executive Director, South Carolina Hemp Farmers Association

 

Breakout Session: Creating A Successful Retail Environment

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM • East Ballroom

A successful retail environment consists not only of the design of the store, but also the additional components of Customer Service and Sales. Learn the customer interactions and sales approaches that will increase sales and bring you repeat customers, new customers and a solid, growing reputation.

Speaker: Elizabeth Slater – Founder, In Short Direct Marketing

 

Breakout Session: Animal Feed – Opportunity and Challenge

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM • West Ballroom

Hemp has some promising potential both nutritionally and therapeutically, but there remain barriers to government approval for hemp-based feeds and food additives for animals.

Panel to include:

  • Ethan Vorhes – Farmer and HIA Hemp Feed Coalition Member

  • Julianna Carella – Treatibles Founder & CEO

David B. Bush, Esq., Moderator – Senior Attorney with Hoban Law Group

 

Vendor Move Out

3:45 PM - 6:00 PM • Palisades Ballroom

 

We are excited to announce Field Day in South Carolina Sponsored by
our friends at Palmetto Harmony:

On November 26 & 27 we will have our 2 day conference and then on November 28th we will be visiting the site of Palmetto Harmony to learn about their operations from the grow facility to the new storefront in Conway, SC.

 

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PALMETTO HARMONY

Palmetto Harmony is a vertically integrated South Carolina CBD company. They grow, manufacturer, wholesale and retail their products. The first part of the field day we will be touring their grow facility, participants will be able to see several high CBD genetics that are in production for next seasons fields. We will tour their GMFP plant that extracts cannabinoids from the plant, their lab facility were they do R&D on new products, their packaging, bottling, and shipping, along with customer service and online sales marketing team which encompasses all day to day operations.

Phylos Bioscience will be at the Palmetto Harmony Grow Facility during field day. In the demonstration they will explore the Phylos Genotype test and how insights like genetic variation and uniqueness lay the groundwork for cannabis and hemp breeding programs.

The second part of the field day participants will be visiting the first Palmetto Harmony storefront located in historical downtown Conway where you will be able to see the direct to customer retail service. The Palmetto Harmony storefront is structured like an old apothecary store where the customer can see into the lab facility that is making products sold in the store. This is a very personal experience for people whose quality of life has improved through the use of Palmetto Harmony products.


November 26, 27 & 28, 2018

Field Day & Conference Pass - $595.00

  • VIP Networking Party

  • All Educational Sessions

  • Access to the Trade Show

  • Lunch

  • Field Day at Palmetto Harmony

**Please Note: Field Day Passes are limited and early registration is required**

We are currently working on our conference schedule. Please check back at a later date for updates.

If you have any questions, please contact Melissa. 

Email: melissa@boothboss.com

Phone: 888-273-4533