Monday, December 13

10:00 AM      Welcome, David Ripplinger, North Dakota State University Extension


10:10-11:00  Keynote Jacob Waddell, President, US Hemp Builders Association

11:00-Noon  Fiber as a Building Material

                        Justin Berg, Grassroots Development

                        Matt Marino, Homeland Hempcrete

                        Chad Ulven, C2 Renew and North Dakota State University

Noon-5:00    Exhibit Hall Open

Noon-1:30    Lunch

1:30-2:00      Kia Mikesh, Adams Independent Testing

2:00-2:45      Ken Elliott, IND Hemp

2:45-3:15      Break

3:15-4:45      Processing Hemp for the Cannabinoids: Our Process and your Product Options

                        Veronica Michael, Prairie Products

4:45              Day One Wrap-Up

Tuesday, December 14


7:00-Noon   Exhibit Hall Open                                          

7:00-8:00      Breakfast


​8:00-9:00       Regulator Roundtable
                        Tony Cortilet, Minnesota Department of Agriculture

                        John Mortenson, North Dakota Department of Agriculture

                        Katy Mutschler, Minnesota Department of Agriculture

                        Derek Schiefelbein, South Dakota Department of Agriculture

9:00-10:00      Hemp Industry and Policy Issues

                        David Ladd, Minnesota Industrial Hemp Association


10:00-10:30   Break

10:30-Noon   Research & Education       

                        Erik Eriksmoen, Minot Research Extension Center

                        Bryon Hanson, Langdon Research Extension Center

                        Kirk Howitt, North Dakota State University

                        Burton Johnson, North Dakota State University

                        Keith Knudson, Dakota College at Bottineau


Noon             Lunch Served


1:00-1:40       Hemp in Indigenous Communities

                         Tim Houseberg, The Indigenous Production and Trade Alliance   

1:40-2:00       Hemp as Animal Feed

                          Kendall Swanson, North Dakota State University

2:00-2:40       Regional Hemp Market Development

                          Swan Ray, University of Minnesota Extension

2:40                Closing