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October 31, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

UMES Industrial Hemp Conference

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The University of Maryland Eastern Shore will conduct a one-day industrial hemp conference in Princess Anne, Md. The conference will involve experts from the industrial hemp industry who will provide information on hemp production and processing, marketing and laboratory analyses, and the legal and regulatory aspects of industrial hemp.

The UMES team expects to educate its stakeholders through this conference, provide them with the most updated information in the field and assist them in being nationally competitive for successful hemp production.


8 – 9 a.m. Registration

9 – 9:15 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
President Heidi Anderson and Dean Moses Kairo

9:15 – 10:45 a.m. Session I – Crop Production and Management
Austin Wright, Small Farms Agent – Kentucky State University
Small Farmers Hemp Development and Technology

Andrew Ristvey and Nicole Fiorellino – University of Maryland College Park
Agronomics of Industrial Hemp Production in Maryland

Michael Corrodo – Steep Hill Maryland
Handling and laboratory analysis of industrial hemp samples

10:45 – 11 a.m. Coffee break

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Session II – Industrial Hemp Processing and Marketing
Katie Moyer – Kentucky Hemp Works, KY (

Eric McKee – CEO Wnder Wrkshp (
Hemp Beyond CBD, Industrial Cannabis and Sustainable Development

Guy Carpenter – Bear Fiber (

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch
Keynote Speaker: Dr. William Hoffman, USDA-NIFA, Chief of Staff

1:30 – 3 p.m. Session III – Federal and State Regulations for Industrial Hemp Production
Jim Drews – Maryland Department of Agriculture

Scheril Murray Powell – Cannabis attorney
Hemp and CBD: Commercializing with a Conscience

Trish Hall – Chief Compliance Officer, Native Plant Company

3 – 3:30 p.m. Coffee break and exhibitors

3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Round table discussion
Speakers and UMES Researchers (Dr. Simon Zebelo, Dr. Naveen Kumar, Dr. Benham Khatabi, and Dr. Sadanand Dhekney)

4:30 p.m. Exhibitors and speaker interactions


For more information, call 410-651-7747 or 6168.

Event Details
When: October 31, 2019
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost: $40 – $400
Event Location
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
30665 Student Services Center Lane
Princess Anne, MD 21853 United States

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