LAS VEGAS, NV, Dec. 23, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —  via NEWMEDIAWIRE – Hemp, Inc. (OTC PINK: HEMP) announced today that its subsidiary, The Hemp University, will host its first educational workshop of the year, New Leaf Symposium, and its Golden Grow Awards Gala, an initiative to recognize, evaluate and honor excellence in the industrial hemp space. The New Leaf Symposium takes place from 11:00 AM PST to 7:00 PM PST on January 26, 2020, at The Schoolhaus Ballroom in Jacksonville, Oregon.
The event will begin with an educational symposium and will conclude with the Golden Grow Awards Gala. Filmmaker Greg Moring will be filming the New Leaf Symposium and will collect hemp testimonies for his upcoming documentary, “Hemp Is Back.”
The daytime event includes panel discussions, facilitated networking, the opportunity to speak with vendors, and a lunch buffet. The symposium is known as a space for cultivating a positive environment that allows members to meet, exchange information and forge alliances.
The Golden Grow Awards Gala is a friendly competition that honors Oregon’s top cultivars. The awards ceremony will put Oregon’s best farmers head-to-head in an effort to be awarded with some of the most prestigious hemp-industry accolades. The categories of the Golden Grow Awards are Top CBD, Top Terpenes, Judge’s Favorite, and Peoples’ Choice.
The focus of the New Leaf Symposium is “Regeneration” in an effort to celebrate optimism and resilience in the industry, the power of the plant, and faith in the hemp-producing community. In cooperation with the Southern Oregon Hemp Co-Op, funds raised from the New Leaf Symposium will be equally divided into three areas: Support for bereaved families, Collective-Use Farm Equipment, and Support for representatives and counsel doing advocacy work in both Salem and Washington on behalf of the hemp industry. Proceeds from each New Leaf Symposium ticket purchase will be contributed to the fundraiser.
“The extreme events of the past season have demonstrated that everyone in this industry must work together and build coalitions in order to ensure that fair rules and laws govern our industry and that the American Family Farm stays intact,” said Bruce Perlowin, CEO of Hemp, Inc. “Industrial Hemp is a relatively new industry. We have collectively overcome unique obstacles through the transition from prohibition to commodity. In recognition of the challenges the industry faced this past season, we are donating proceeds from our New Leaf Symposium to the Solidarity Fundraiser.”
This will be the first Hemp University workshop of the year and serves as an educational reflection on the past hemp harvest season and seeks to empower participants with knowledge and insight for the coming season. The educational sector of the New Leaf Symposium will include a host of industry leaders that will speak on best practices to propel the hemp industry and hemp farmers forward in 2020. The New Leaf Symposium speakers/topics include:
Keynote Speaker:
  • Thomas Wingens from Pacific West Mfg/Caldera Group TOPIC: “High Technology and the Future of Hemp” – High Tech Evolution of the Hemp Industry
  • Industrial Development:
  • Eviane Ita-Coton from Cascade Hemp Collective TOPIC: Projections for the Future of Oregon Hemp Industry
Legislation & Contracts:
  • Courtney Moran & Matt Cyrus from Oregon Industrial Hemp Farmers’ Association TOPIC: USDA Regulations & Community Responsibility
  • Greenlight Law Group TOPIC: “Contracts 101 – Protect Yourself”
Business Planning:
  • Bill Kelly from CannaBusiness Development TOPIC: “Plan to Succeed” – Fundamental Business Planning for Hemp
Farmers Panel:
  • Peter DeLong, Amy Parscal, Tom Lauerman, Paul Kodiak, Paul Murdoch & Kerry Herndon TOPIC: “What Worked, What Didn’t.” – Learning our lessons from 2019 & Moving forward with confidence in 2020
General admission tickets for the New Leaf Symposium are available for $155. Tickets include access to the panels, classes, networking, market, and lunch. To purchase tickets and learn more about the New Leaf Symposium, please visit
Past Hemp University workshops can be purchased online for $10 each, which include lectures from industry leaders on informative topics pertaining to the hemp farming industry. Previous Hemp University workshops have taken place in North Carolina and Arizona.
To see one-minute videos of Hemp, Inc.’s current activities, visit Hemp, Inc. CEO Bruce Perlowin’s personal Facebook page, where he shares daily posts of Hemp, Inc.’s activities around the country. Additionally, follow Hemp, Inc. on Facebook, here; on Instagram, here; and on Twitter, here.
What is Hemp, Inc.? With a deep-rooted social and environmental mission at its core, Hemp, Inc. seeks to build a business constituency for the American small farmer, the American veteran, and other groups experiencing the ever-increasing disparity between tapering income and soaring expenses. As a leader in the industrial hemp industry with ownership of the largest commercial multi-purpose industrial hemp processing facility in North America, Hemp, Inc. believes there can be tangible benefits reaped from adhering to a corporate social responsibility plan.
Unwavering in its commitment to the industrial hemp industry, Hemp, Inc. disclosed the successful development of its innovative hemp flower drying system for smokable hemp flower. Highly efficient, this compact proprietary hemp flower drying system is fast, drying in only 3 days as opposed to the traditional 7 days while maintaining the critical terpene profile of the product.  To be unveiled at its Oregon location, Hemp, Inc. executives expect this advanced hemp flower drying system to bring in excess of $10,000,000 in revenue for the company from the Oregon 2019 harvest season. drying process lends itself to creating its high quality range of “King of Hemp” pre-rolls and high CBD hemp flower.
The drying process lends itself to creating Hemp, Inc.’s high quality range of “King of Hemp” pre-rolls and, of course, high CBD hemp flower. The sheer size and scope of the crop in Oregon is nothing short of amazing and is expected to be a massive game changer for Hemp, Inc.
To read the full release on Hemp, Inc.’s proprietary hemp flower drying system, click here.