Date(s) - 10/01/2020 - 10/02/2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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We are excited to invite you to our first annual Hemp Field Day October 1-2, 2020 at Raker-Roberta’s Greenhouse 10371 Rainey Rd. Litchfield, MI 49252
In addition to a day of educational sessions, the trial will showcase 15 Cultivaris Hemp varieties grown next to industry-standards in a side-by-side trial designed to showcase the differences between growth habits, disease and insect resistance, potency, productivity and flower production. Join us to walk the trials and see how the varieties perform under Midwestern conditions.
We will also take advantage of the unique opportunity for this group to discuss input on the USDA’s Interim Final Rule for Domestic Hemp Production, the comment period for which closes October 8, 2020.
Thursday October 1 from 10am – 2:00pm we will feature educational sessions presented by the Cultivaris Hemp Team and several invited special guests. Designed for both current and future hemp growers, researchers and regulators, you will learn more about the many considerations involved in successful hemp production as well as how to avoid the pitfalls that have plagued many. Educational sessions will be followed by field visits with the Cultivaris Hemp team from 2 – 4pm.
Friday, October 2 from 10:00am – 2:00pm Field tours, both guided and on your own, will be offered along with opportunities to ask questions and engage in discussions. Educational materials and light refreshments will be available throughout the day.
This event will be held outdoors but attendance is limited by law to 100 people per day – so please act quickly – your timely RSVP will allow us to plan for food/drinks and educational materials.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND: Please use the provided google form HERE to register for the event.
Please plan to bring a face mask to minimize health risks and remain compliant with state and local rules.
For a map of the location and directions click HERE
We look forward to seeing you at the event. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need more information or would like to speak to someone about attending the event.
-The Cultivaris Hemp Team
Schedule of Events
Thursday October 1, 2020
10:00 – 10:15am – Welcome: Introduction of Cultivaris Hemp Team and Special Invited Guests
10:15 – 11:30am – Hemp 101: The Basics of Successful Hemp Cultivation
Learn about seed vs clones, avoiding plant virus diseases, how to plant, grow, harvest and sell hemp successfully. Our panel of experienced farmers, enthusiastic experts and recovering bureaucrats will talk you through the process so you can make informed decisions and maximize your success.
11:30 – 12:00pm – The Emerging Smokable Flower Market
Intrepid Hemp Industry Daily reporter Laura Drotleff will share her experiences reporting on the developing hemp industry, as well as taking us through her company’s comprehensive new report on Smokable Flower, full of interesting and useful facts and analysis. A great chance to learn more about this exciting new market and the business opportunities it presents for small and large farmers.
12:00 – 12:30pm – Rules, Red-Tape and Regulatory Compliance
Josh Schneider, CEO of Cultivaris will lead a discussion with Rick Fox of Meristem Farms and special guests for an introduction on navigating the frustrating patchwork of regulations and issues relating to the USDA IFR in particular. Rick brings insight from his 15+ years at USDA and his recent experiences as a Vermont hemp farmer. As a precursor to the afternoon sessions, Rick and Josh will discuss efforts to improve hemp regulations at the state and federal level and the difficulties of compliance in this time of regulatory flux.
12:30 – 1:00pm – LUNCH: Covid-19 Compliant Box Lunches will be provided
1:00 – 2:00pm – A Discussion of the USDA’s Interim Final Rule and Comment Period
An interactive session with group discussion will take place between stakeholders in the US Hemp industry. Input will be compiled into comments for submission to USDA by the close of the official comment period October 8.
2:00 – 4:00pm – Walk the Field
Whether you’re part of a small group or taking in the plantings on your own, this stroll through the rows of our hemp varieties will give you the opportunity to learn the differences between varieties, understand more about cultivation, and explore the real-world implications of regulations in the field.
Friday October 2, 2020
10:00am – 2:00pm – Field Trial Tours
Cultivaris staff will be on hand to help you navigate the field trials and to answer any questions you might have about the plants. Light refreshments will be available all day. Whether you’re part of a small group or taking in the plantings on your own, this stroll through the rows of our hemp varieties will give you the opportunity to learn the differences between varieties, understand more about cultivation, and explore the real-world implications of regulations in the field.