Moving Forward with Mandi Kerr

Mandi Kerr

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Hemp Fiber Processing in Poland
Jan 7 2023
Hemp Fiber Processing in Poland
Maciej is a Farmer, entrepreneur, and activist - with 15+ years of experience with cannabis/hemp, a pioneer of innovative cultivation and processing methods.  He is the CEO and founder (2019) of Kombinat Konopny - a vertically integrated hemp company in Poland focused on hemp straw processing for textile-grade fiber and "seed to shelf" manufacturing of cannabinoid-rich oil infusions. Apart from commercial activity, the company is strongly involved in down-to-earth R&D on growing, harvesting, and processing technology for all parts of the cannabis plant. Pioneered the equity crowdfunding financing model, successfully running record-beating share offerings (https://hemptoday.net/polish-hemp-company-raises-e1-million-in-38-minutes-via-crowdfunding/). On the legal/political front strongly advocating open cannabis market with some significant successes on the "novel food" front: https://kombinatkonopny.pl/court-judgment-hemp-is-not-a-novel-food-it-can-be-used-in-food/   Previously, Maciej is the CEO and founder (2014) of the 1st private Polish hemp company, later on, sold to the listed Canadian holding (2018), as well as a marijuana policy activist (2003-2014), including running for the MP and MEP, promoting the legalization of marijuana and its economical and fiscal effects; editor in chief (2006-2014) of cannabis-related newspaper Spliff.  For this morning, we’ll talk about: - How do things look like when it comes to hemp fiber processing in Poland?  - His experiences with two successful rounds of crowdfunding investment share offerings, how this could be considered an alternative to VC's in funding hemp businesses  - What is "novel food" and why do most European CBD producers get it wrong
Value of Hemp Seed
Sep 29 2022
Value of Hemp Seed
Join GHA now! 🌐https://globalhempassociation.org/join-now/Donate to GHA 🌐https://globalhempassociation.org/donations/ 🔊Tune into the GHA Podcast: https://rebrand.ly/Moving-Forward-With-Mandi-Kerr🌿 Eric works with farmers, regulators, attorneys, researchers, and businesses leading the adoption of industrial hemp as a new rotational crop and agricultural commodity in the United States.   His career in the hemp industry began in 2018. Today, he leads communications and business development for International Hemp, one of North America's largest producers and distributor of AOSCA certified industrial hemp seed. In addition, he serves as Senior Hemp Analyst and Director of the Hemp Business Journal for leading business intelligence and data firm, New Frontier Data.  Wendy Mosher is the President and CEO of New West Genetics. She built New West from inception, securing investment to create and protect the company’s market-leading IP portfolio, land key commercial partners, and launch its groundbreaking operations. Being a thought leader in the industry, Wendy is a frequently requested speaker by regulators and legislators to lend expertise on hemp regulation and advise partners in the traditional agriculture pipeline. She Holds an MA in Education, which helps to wrangle partners into a cohesive, prioritized force.   For this morning we’ll talk about: 1. What is certified hemp seed?  2. What is the Value of the Seed?  3. Who is supporting this initiative? 4. Why are they pursuing this initiative and what impact will it have? 🌿  🌐Website: https://globalhempassociation.org/  🇫 Facebook: https://facebook.com/globalhempassociation📸Instagram: https://instagram.com/globalhempassociation/🤝LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/mandikerr/ #globalhempassociation #mandikerr #realhemp #industialhemp #hempsaveearch #hempcommunity #hemplife #hempflower #gha #organic #health #wellness #hempbenefits
The Social, Political, and Cultural Aspects of Hemp and Human Society
Sep 22 2022
The Social, Political, and Cultural Aspects of Hemp and Human Society
Canna Markets Group (CMG) is a hemp industry information repository, think tank, and consultancy that provides data, analytics, strategic planning, business planning, and project management services to a wide variety of customers throughout various industrial hemp supply chain sectors based on a diverse industrial hemp and environmental sciences knowledge base Joseph B. Carringer is a Syracuse University alumni with academic focuses in Creative Leadership, Project Management, Anthropology, and Philosophy. He began pursuing entrepreneurial endeavors in apparel in the early 1990s. His background in men’s and women’s fashion translated to working opportunities with multiple startup hemp-based apparel companies beginning in 1997. In particular, two corporate projects focused on designing and merchandising men’s and women’s hemp-based apparel lines targeted for large-scale US-based mall chain distribution. Joseph understands the nuances and vital importance of establishing a vertically integrated industrial hemp supply chain as well as the need and know-how to produce and market quality hemp-based consumer goods to support the growing industrial hemp supply chain. He formed Canna Markets Group in October 2019 with his executive team. Jen Adams has nearly two decades of experience in the nonprofit and community development space. Her background includes work in disaster recovery and rebuilding programs. She has sat on multiple nonprofit boards and currently sits on the board of a 501c3 that focuses on environmental and social responsibility. Jen's work acts as a liaison with local, state, and federal departments, assisting with streamlining economically and ecologically efficient processes for the industrial hemp market. Additionally, she has done significant research in programs for Canna Markets Group (CMG) surrounding the availability of federal funding and regulatory processes for soil remediation, brownfield site recovery and climate healthy commodity/supply chain development. Lorelei Alverez, a West Virginia native now residing in New Mexico, earned her Ph.D. in Environmental Science from the University of Virginia. Her Ph.D. research focused on grassland degradation in the Southwest of the United States, specifically examining the effects of wind erosion on native grass species over time. Prior to her Ph.D. research, Lorelei completed a Master’s in Environmental Issues from Longwood University and conducted research on forest recovery comparing different timbering methods (shelterwood vs. clear-cutting). She has been involved in environmental research projects in Virginia Piedmont region, Coastal Virginia, New Mexico, South Africa, and Botswana and is currently an Assistant Professor at New Mexico State University. She is passionate about promoting sustainability, climate change awareness, and education on environmental issues and solutions and is currently completing Purdue University’s course on “Hemp Essentials” to learn as much as possible about this crop’s potential.
Crop Growth Enhancement
Sep 20 2022
Crop Growth Enhancement
Join GHA now! 🌐https://globalhempassociation.org/join-now/Donate to GHA 🌐https://globalhempassociation.org/donations/ 🔊Tune into the GHA Podcast: https://rebrand.ly/Moving-Forward-With-Mandi-Kerr🌿 Sam A. Rushing is a chemist and president of Advanced Cryogenics Ltd. He has vast merchant and consulting experience to bring forward to the CO2 source or project.   Advanced Cryogenics, Ltd. is primarily a carbon dioxide consulting firm, which serves all source – types of raw and refined CO2. The company is supported by decades of carbon dioxide industry expertise. This carbon dioxide industry – related experience is twofold, from the merchant CO2 sector, and in the practice, and development of a dedicated CO2 consulting business.  For this morning we’ll talk about:  1. Review the CO2 merchant supply network and source types domestically.  2. Discuss/review crop growth enhancement via CO2 atmospheric enhancement.  3. Review CO2 supercritical cannabis/CBD extraction via CO2 as a premium solvent in the industry, v. agents such as hydrocarbon – based solvents. 🌿  🌐Website: https://globalhempassociation.org/  🇫 Facebook: https://facebook.com/globalhempassociation📸Instagram: https://instagram.com/globalhempassociation/🤝LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/mandikerr/ #globalhempassociation #mandikerr #realhemp #industialhemp #hempsaveearch #hempcommunity #hemplife #hempflower #gha #organic #health #wellness #hempbenefits
Sourcing Contracted Acres for Hemp Production
Sep 18 2022
Sourcing Contracted Acres for Hemp Production
Join GHA now! 🌐https://globalhempassociation.org/join-now/Donate to GHA 🌐https://globalhempassociation.org/donations/ 🔊Tune into the GHA Podcast: https://rebrand.ly/Moving-Forward-With-Mandi-Kerr🌿 Theo leads Prairie Band Ag’s enterprise with a focus on adapting, expanding, and achieving successful agricultural operations through strategic planning and performance-based research. He has a Bachelor’s in Environmental Science and certifications focused on botany, hemp, horticulture, and plant sciences providing a well-rounded education that ensures the successful cultivation and harvest of all agricultural commodities, from seed to sale. Theo has experience in commodity plant cultivation, hemp production, and participation in many tribal planning committees providing a unique ability to successfully strategize and organize to ensure the success of the operations through executing plans with the mission in mind.  Prairie Band Ag is a wholly owned subsidiary of Prairie Band, LLC. Prairie Band LLC’s mission is to maximize the unique sovereign status of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation to expand and diversify the economic portfolio of the Nation.   For this morning we’ll talk about:  1. Prairie Band Ag Operations 2. Decortication/processing facility – Open House 3. Sourcing industrial bales  4. Sourcing contracted acres for production 🌿  🌐Website: https://globalhempassociation.org/  🇫 Facebook: https://facebook.com/globalhempassociation📸Instagram: https://instagram.com/globalhempassociation/🤝LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/mandikerr/ #globalhempassociation #mandikerr #realhemp #industialhemp #hempsaveearch #hempcommunity #hemplife #hempflower #gha #organic #health #wellness #hempbenefits
CBD Extraction and Refinement
Sep 16 2022
CBD Extraction and Refinement
Justin is the Chief Financial Officer of ENTEXS. He is an experienced cross-functional team leader with a proven ability to achieve desired results through influence, collaboration, and process innovation. He has a track record of building strong relationships at all levels within and outside of his organization. Justin has a history of successful strong customer relationships, product management, and mechanical design integration of complex systems across multiple industries. His experience and skills include product management, program/project management, requirements management and detail design, and sensor/system integration.  At ENTEXS they are focused on developing technology to automate and optimize CBD extraction and refinement. From their class-leading THC Remediation solution, the RMD Series, which utilizes their industry-first real-time THC/CBD Reader, the CannaSpec, to their Automated Extraction and Distillation Systems. ENTEXS can enable your lab to efficiently produce the highest quality products. Their team understands that each customer’s extraction needs are unique. With in-house engineering and manufacturing, they can tailor their products to meet your specific needs. Proudly made in the USA, their systems address extraction process bottlenecks with truly hands-free automated systems.  For this morning we’ll talk about: 1. ENTEXS Extraction  2. ENTEXS THC Remediation  3. Key tech features  4. Difference with ENTEXS customer service  5. New tech launches
Preserving Biodegradable Hemp
Sep 15 2022
Preserving Biodegradable Hemp
Cole the founder & CEO of Dama and an innovative entrepreneur, is pioneering the development of sustainable hemp plastic and compliant packaging solutions for a variety of industries. With only nine percent of all plastic recycled worldwide, and the plastic waste problem growing out of control in all industries, Cole established a practical and sustainable strategy for business and industry using the power of hemp and other green technologies. Dama is powered 100% by renewable wind energy. Cole’s concern for the overwhelming amount of plastic waste clogging our seas and damaging soil is what challenged and motivated him to take action. Over the last two years alone, Cole and his team have made a massive impact on the world today by preventing over 100 tons of petroleum plastic from entering our environment. As he looks to the future, Cole believes his years of research in the area of sustainable hemp plastic packaging, combined with hundreds of relationships in business and industry, will prevent thousands of tons of petroleum plastic from damaging our planet. Cole, an active outdoor enthusiast, attended Salt Lake Community College and Weber State University where he studied Automotive Technology with an emphasis on alternative fuels, including Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Biodiesel, Hydrogen Fuel and Hemp Ethanol. He was also a high-altitude prototype test driver for Jaguar/Land Rover. Cole has spoken at numerous events, expos, and symposiums on sustainability, bioplastics, and waste management.   At Dama, they care about the world we live in and strive to make the world a better place for us all. That’s why Dama Distributing is on a mission to eliminate single-use plastic waste. Revolutionizing the plastic industry with the world’s first and only truly sustainable hemp bioplastic solution.  For this morning, they will talk about: 1. What is sustainable? 2. What is biodegradable? 3. Are all hemp plastics the same? 4. How does a circular economy work?  #hemp #sustainable #plastics #packaging #plasticwaste #dama #petroleum #waste #bioplastics #globalhempassociation #GHA #FOH #friendsofhemp #liveInterview
Domestic and international hemp outreach
Sep 13 2022
Domestic and international hemp outreach
As President and CEO of the National Industrial Hemp Council (NIHC), Patrick provides high-quality networking and resources for NIHC staff and its members, from the farm to consumer. He leads an organization composed of leading international, federal, state, private industry, and government professionals throughout the United States and international hemp industry. Under Atagi’s leadership, NIHC’s goals are to further market development, assist members in entering the industry, and educate the consumer on industrial hemp and its applications. Educating consumers is of paramount importance for NIHC.   Patrick has served in executive positions in both the public and private sector. He previously served the public as both the Deputy Director of Intergovernmental Affairs and as the Confidential Assistant to the Under Secretary at the United States Department of Agriculture under President George W. Bush. In the private sector, Atagi previously worked for the US Apple Association, UnitedFresh, the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA), been the Secretariat for the World Chlorine Council, and the American Chemistry Council. He remains President and CEO of his family’s farming operation DA Farms in Nyssa, Oregon. Atagi is a strong business development professional and a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and University of Maryland MBA program.  Talking Points: 1) Hemp Outreach domestic and abroad; NoCo, SHE, Brussels (Federation of International Hemp Organizations), Berlin, and Thailand. 2) NIHC funding for life cycle analysis (LCA) buildings and more, and regulatory assessment of Europe. 3) Hemp Check Off 4) NIHC Verify Program 5) Annual meeting
Hemp in the Fashion Industry
Sep 12 2022
Hemp in the Fashion Industry
Join Mandi Kerr and Samuel Alexander on Wednesday morning’s episode of Moving ^HEMP Forward.  Samuel is the founder and CEO of C2C (Concept 2 Consumption) Fashion and Technology LLC, an Austin, TX-based business providing its clients with access to a revolutionary B2B2C fashion ecosystem. Alexander’s experience spans more than three decades—and brings together expertise in both the fashion and technology industries.   Alexander is an expert in product design/development; global sourcing/production; strategic branding/marketing; and technology integration. He is an internationally recognized expert in ‘all things digital’ and has spoken at conferences such as South by Southwest, U.S. China Innovation & Investment Summit, MBDA Department of Commerce, IFAI Expo, and is sought after as a guest speaker by companies, countries, and institutions all over the world. He has been featured in publications such as Forbes, WWD, Apparel Resources, Austin Business Journal, and Thrive Global. Alexander has been instrumental in promoting the growth and development of numerous major labels including Levi Strauss, Votre Nom Paris, Gloria Vanderbilt, Jones of New York, Shelli Segal, David Dart, Laundry, Icon Aura, Willi Smith, and Sue Wong—among many others.   C2C Fashion and Technology is a full-service, one-stop consortium for any business with needs for interactive multi-media marketing, product development, and cloud technology integration. C2C Fashion and Technologies SaaS (Software as a Service) cloud-based solutions will connect all aspects of businesses from concept to consumption.   C2C Fashion and Technology enterprise is focused on reinventing the fashion industry through a unique integration of fashion, technology, medical, and the arts. The company endeavors not only to develop domestic production but also to do so in an ecologically sound and technologically-progressive way. Their goal is to be the leader in fashion technology focusing on Nano and biotechnology smart fashion. C2C main paradigmatic change affecting fashion is the reshoring of the fashion industry by embracing a sustainable concept and combination of “smart factories” + “smart networks” + “smart products.”  For this morning we’ll talk about: 1. Re-shoring of the fashion industry  2. Hemp in the fashion industry  3. Carbon credits and the circular economy  4. Future of Fashion and Technology  5. Reason we have to re-shore to America #liveinterview #movinghempforward #globalhempassociation #friendsofhemp #hemp #industrialhemp #farmers #growers #hempforourfuture #GHA #FOH #consumer #farm #fashion #textile #fashionindustry #technology #productdevelopment #product #C2C #medical #arts #smart #apparel