Hemp Industries Association Opens Registration For Fall Conference

After decades of prohibitionist exile, industrial hemp production is returning to the United States, thanks to the 2014 Farm Bill which allowed states to begin conducting pilot programs, and the 2018 Farm Bill which finally removed hemp from the Controlled Substances Act.

The changes in federal law in have afforded American farmers and entrepreneurs a new opportunity to, once again, produce and sell a crop that has a proven track record in versatility and profitability, and the non-profit Hemp Industries Association (HIA) is ready to help hemp hopefuls move forward together with integrity through education and lasting professional relationships.

HIA, which has more than 1,500 members and acted as the hemp industry trade association since 1994, has announced that early registration has begun for its 26th annual conference in the Fall.

The conference, HIACON, will take place November 1-4 in Charlotte, North Carolina and feature a local hemp industry tour followed by two days of speakers and panels as well as a hemp exhibition for attendees that will be viewable from Saturday evening through Monday morning.

The hemp exhibition will be open to the public on Sunday, November 3.

Companies interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at the conference may sign up through the online form.

Topics to be covered during conference programs and seminars include industry economics, hemp agronomy, plant genetics, commodities, cannabinoid research, hemp product manufacturing, and federal and state policy.

Early-bird registration for HIACON concludes on July 31.