Nick Akins

Nick Akins

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CEO, Mission Lago Farms | Treasurer, Pacific Northwest Hemp Industries Association Chapter

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Born and raised in Florida, Nick graduated from the University of South Florida with degrees in business management and marketing.  After college Nick began working for Hyatt Hotels Corporation, where over the course of 7 years he worked his way to become one of the top corporate salesman in the company.  From there he walked away from the corporate world to follow his entrepreneurial dreams in the medical cannabis and CBD space.  Nick began that journey in 2013 and now has involvements on both the medical marijuana space as well as the hemp space.  As the Director of Marketing for Remeny Wellness, one of the twelve medical marijuana licenses in the state of Florida, Nick has grown a very large nationwide network within the cannabis space. With Florida becoming the second largest medical market in the country, Nick has gained a great deal of experience with cannabis startups and how to be successful in the space.

The relationships created from his Florida operations gave Nick the opportunity to start a 15 acre hemp farm in Central Point, Oregon.  As CEO of the operation Nick and his team quickly grew the business to a multi-million dollar operation.  Mission Lago Farm offers many business operations/services including CBD hemp flower, CBD hemp extraction material, hemp seeds, germination, farm design, farm consulting, and farm setups.  With the success that Nick and Mission Lago Farm has had they have increased their total acreage from 10 to almost 100 acres in 2018.  Mission Lago Farm saw an opportunity within the hemp market for high quality, high CBD hemp flower, this has become Mission Lago Farm's staple product in the marketplace. This medicine has directly helped thousands of patients in only a matter of years. 

By seeing firsthand the benefits of cannabis and hemp CBD oil, Nick has focused his life on producing the highest quality plant medicine available not only to the Pacific Northwest but worldwide.  Nick is highly involved in advocacy and business groups responsible for fighting to legalize hemp and educating the population on the benefits of CBD of other hemp derived products. Nick is currently on the Board of Directors and acting Treasurer for the Pacific Northwest Hemp Industries Association Chapter. Nick is also one of the founding members of the US Hemp Farming Alliance. This year Mission Lago Farms was nominated for Outstanding Organization of the Year at the 2018 HIACON. 


NICK’S SPEAKING SCHEDULE:

November 25, 2018
(Panelist) Association Summit
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM • Dunes Ballroom

November 27, 2018
Breakout Session: (Panelist) After Harvest - Products and Marketing Panel
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM • Palisades Ballroom