Moving Forward with Mandi Kerr

Mandi Kerr

The first nonprofit on the planet dedicated to incorporating all segments of the global Industrial Hemp marketplace into one inclusive organization by Connecting leaders worldwide read less
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Unlocking the Potential of Hemp with Breeding and Innovation
Jun 16 2023
Unlocking the Potential of Hemp with Breeding and Innovation
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 🌿 Join Mandi Kerr and Clay Moore on Thursday morning’s episode of Moving HEMP Forward. Clay is a pioneering hemp breeder and researcher with a passion for unlocking the full potential of this versatile plant. With a background in plant breeding and a deep understanding of the science behind hemp, Clay has made it his mission to develop innovative varieties that are both sustainable and deliver real benefits to farmers, industry, and the environment. Clay's work has pushed the boundaries of what is possible with hemp, and they have been recognized by Texas A&M and the industry for their contributions. Through years of research and development, Clay has developed cultivars that are southern U.S. adapted, compliant (less than 0.3% THC), and high in other non-psycho active cannabinoids. Making them a valuable resource for farmers and manufacturers alike. In addition to their breeding work, Clay is also a tireless advocate for the responsible use and legalization of hemp, sharing their knowledge and expertise with others in the industry and working to educate the public about the many benefits of this amazing plant. With their innovative work and commitment to advancing the field, Clay is helping to change the perception of hemp and making a positive impact on the lives of people and the planet. For this morning we’ll talk about: 1. Introduction 2. Industrial Hemp Breeding Program 3. Hemp Conversion Program 4. Cannabis Hemp Innovation League 5. Future of Hemp/Medical Cannabis for Texas #liveBroadcast #movinghempforward #hempisourfuture #hemp #globalhempassociation #friendsofhemp #Texas #hemp #breed #hempInnovation #Innovation #medical #TexasA&M 🌿 🌐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
Advancing Hemp Processing Challenges and Opportunities
Jun 12 2023
Advancing Hemp Processing Challenges and Opportunities
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 🌿 Join Mandi Kerr and Shane Pritchard on Wednesday morning’s episode of Moving ^HEMP Forward. A native of Colorado and a graduate of Colorado State University, Shane is a licensed Professional Engineer with extensive experience in machine and system design as well as leadership in research and development teams. Prior to developing hemp processing systems, Shane was the Chief Engineer for Oliver Manufacturing, leading the development of state-of-the-art seed conditioning and separation equipment used around the world. He has a broad network of equipment manufacturing contacts both in the US and abroad and has set up equipment on 6 continents. Shane has also developed deep roots into the industrial hemp ecosystem with connections to growers and processors of all facets of the hemp plant. For this morning, we’ll talk about: New processing facilities Difficulties with standards Cooperation of processors to chase bigger contracts International growth 🌿 🌐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
Building Affordable and Sustainable Homes with Hemp
Jun 9 2023
Building Affordable and Sustainable Homes with Hemp
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 🌿 Join Mandi Kerr and Ray Kaderli on Thursday morning’s episode of Moving ^HEMP Forward. What Ray does on a daily basis is that he builds affordable homes with sustainable practices to hold as investments and shares profits with investors. This is a straightforward build-and-hold strategy. One exciting aspect of his construction is the use of industrial hemp as hempcrete insulation in the homes. This technology makes a healthy home for the occupants and makes for a healthier environment by providing an excellent practice of environmental stewardship. Hemp opens many such opportunities in the construction industry. This attracted Ray to taking a leadership role in the industry. He has been in this broadcast before and many other podcasts and speaking stages across the country. Today Ray joins as President of the US Hemp Building Association to share the excitement about happenings in the hemp industry related to construction. For this morning we’ll talk about: Status hemp in the building codes. * next steps for USHBA * Support for HBI effort * member benefits and upcoming events * now that building with hemp is possible and on a pathway to production, hemp producers can plug in to construction opportunities (materials, innovations…) #livebroadcast #movinghempforward #globalhempassociation #friendsofhemp #hempbuilding #hemp #hempindustry #USHBA #materials #construction #constructionIndustry #hempcrete #buildingMaterials #investors #sustainability 🌿 🌐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
Hemp Innovation on History, Tech, and the Future
Jun 2 2023
Hemp Innovation on History, Tech, and the Future
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 🌿 Join Mandi Kerr and John Lupien on Thursday morning’s episode of Moving ^HEMP Forward. John possesses over 30 years of experience in hemp related research, businesses and technology development. His experience was born out of his Master’s thesis in history. Back in the early 90’s, John located the Bureau of Narcotics’ “Marihuana Tax Act of 1937” document collection on a destruction list in an obscure record center in Maryland. The document collection was still classified, but John was able to gain access through a successful Freedom of Information Act request. Years of research resulted in a unique education about the trials and tribulations of entrepreneurs and innovators during the Great Depression and World War II to develop hemp as an industrial commodity. Eventually, John put this knowledge to use to build a business and, over the past 15 years, he has played a key role in the founding and development of three companies in the hemp fiber industry. His achievements include technology patents and the production of the first ever US grown and processed hemp-cotton blend yarn at commercial scale. Currently, John drives innovation and guides strategy at Hemp Ventures. Joining the company in late 2019, he played an instrumental role in helping the company achieve its first major milestone in 2022 with the design and installation management of a three ton per hour hemp decortication line. Since this installation, the client has become a major player in the hemp space. Continuing to push system innovation, John is currently spearheading a collaboration between Hemp Ventures and the USDA. This work focuses on improving efficiency and includes the development of a new decorticator. Through Hemp Ventures, John is also engaged to design and install two more hemp decortication lines. Outside of Hemp Ventures, John is leading a project to commercialize newly patented closed-loop zero-waste, clean and safe technology to make cellulosic fiber, bioplastics, and other advanced materials from hemp fiber, hurd, and seed hulls. For this morning, we’ll talk about: 1. History why hemp was made illegal 2. Relationship between decortication technology of the past and now. 3. Process innovation 4. Production innovation 5. Future vision 🌿 🌐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
Revitalizing Vermont with Hemp
May 29 2023
Revitalizing Vermont with Hemp
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 🌿 Join Mandi Kerr and Travis Samuel on Wednesday morning’s episode of Moving ^HEMP Forward. Travis and his partner and Co-owner Brandon McFarlane are opening the first industrial processing facility in Vermont since the turn of the century. Working with local farmers to produce the stalks and state and local officials to revitalize and renovate blighted industrial properties to bring them back into use for the processing of industrial hemp. Through these efforts, Zion seeks to bring manufacturing, and industry back to the state and revitalize the agricultural landscape. For this morning we’ll talk about: -The opportunity of industrial hemp for farmers -Ease of transition for farmers to industrial hemp -The industrial hemp market expansion -The current need for industrial hemp in the US -Public industrial hemp education/general pop. education #movinghempforward #livebroadcast #hempisourfuture #globalhempassociation #friendsofhemp #vermont #processing #hemp #industrialhemp #farmer #market #hempeducation 🌿 🌐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
Hemp Entrepreneurship and Innovation
May 26 2023
Hemp Entrepreneurship and Innovation
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 🌿 Join Mandi Kerr and Steve Halton on Tuesday morning’s episode of Moving ^HEMP Forward. Steve is a serial Entrepreneur with vision and grit. With a farming background he decided to work in the hemp industry. Founding CNY Hemp Processing in 2018 with a focus on fiber cultivars. He is a member of the Hemp Feed Coalition, assists with the cannabis curriculum at SUNY Morrisville, and is on the Cornell Agricultural Advisory Committee in his county. He feels that the best way to build hemp infrastructure is through education and innovation. He founded My Hemp Depot in 2020 with hopes to give farmers and processors the opportunity to have a marketplace for equipment and hemp products. His farm operation continues to grow hemp fiber cultivars and was given the opportunity to grow adult-use (recreational) cannabis for New York in 2022. For this morning, we’ll talk about: -Decorticator build -Hemp Plastic drinking straws -hemp fiber 🌿 🌐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
Revolutionizing Paper and Packaging with Hemp
May 22 2023
Revolutionizing Paper and Packaging with Hemp
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 🌿 Join Mandi Kerr and Stefan Radlmayr on Wednesday morning’s episode of Moving ^HEMP Forward. Stefan is the founder of Fibers365 and Phoenix NonWoven365. He has 30 years of c-level management in project development / execution of technical infrastructure projects in South America. The Fibers365 concept is a unique, state of the art process to provide functional, carbon negative, competitive non-wood virgin fibers for paper and packaging purposes as well as high value side streams. For this morning, we’ll talk about: -chemical free farm level rapid steam expansion (steam explosion) of one year plants. -supply chain issues of annual plants -yield, 100 % valuation -carbon neutrality -soil fertility loops -100 % valorization of annual biomass -fibers, cellulose, lignin, biopolymer feedstock, bioenergy, fertilizer -hempfiber processing without retting -applications biogas / fiber moulding / composites / paper / textile 🌿 🌐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
Championing Hemp for Veterans and Beyond
May 19 2023
Championing Hemp for Veterans and Beyond
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 🌿 Join Mandi Kerr and Todd Scattini on Tuesday morning’s episode of Moving ^HEMP Forward. Todd is the Chairman of Blue Diamond Ventures (www.bldv.us). He is a 27-year veteran of the United States Army. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2018 specifically to impact the cannabis industry while illustrating the opportunity he believes cannabis represents for the Dept. of Defense, the Veterans Administration, and the rest of the world. Todd has been a globally effective cannabis activist pursuing liberty for all and advocating for medical cannabis access for veterans across the country. He is a co-founder of the Hemp For Victory Foundation (www.hemp4victory.info) and serves in board advisory positions at the Kansas Cannabis Chamber of Commerce and the Missouri Cannabis Trade Association (www.mocanntrade.org). Todd serves as the Chairman of Blue Diamond Ventures (OTC: BLDV), the parent company of Harvest 360 (www.harvest360.co), a full-service cannabis consulting firm specializing in helping clients become licensed operators and ICS Consulting (https://www.icsconsultingservice.com/), a cannabis compliance, education and training firm. Todd will be a featured speaker in April of 2023 in Dallas, TX at EarthX, one of the world’s largest conferences on sustainability and climate change. For this morning we’ll talk about: 1. His background that makes him passionate about the subject of hemp and cannabis 2. How does hemp fit into post conflict reconstruction and what other applications does it have that intrigue him? 3. What elements of hemp are he most excited about? 4. Where does the military stand today on their understanding of hemp or cannabis? 5. What do other West Point graduates think of his endeavors? 🌿 🌐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
Hemp Innovation with Star Manufacturing
May 15 2023
Hemp Innovation with Star Manufacturing
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 🌿 🌿 🌐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 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 🌿 🌿 🌐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 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 🌿 🌿 🌐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 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 🌿 🌿 🌐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
Understanding MPCI Crop Insurance
May 12 2023
Understanding MPCI Crop Insurance
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 🌿 Join Mandi Kerr and Brian Richardson on Tuesday morning’s episode of Moving ^HEMP Forward. Brian is an independent insurance agency owner with over 20 years of experience including 10 years of specialization in the cannabis and hemp industry. He is partnered with the majority of insurers working with the industry to be able to offer competitive pricing to a wide range of business operations. For this morning, we’ll talk about: -How is MPCI / Multi Peril Crop Insurance (Fed subsidized) different from most other types of insurance? -How much coverage can a farmer get and what is the approx. cost? -What Is, and Isn’t covered? -What are the minimum requirements to qualify for the subsidy? -How to avoid common pitfalls? #insuranceAgency #movinghempforward #hempisourfuture #liveinterview #globalhempassociation #friendsofhemp #cropinsurance #hemp #hempindustry 🌿 🌐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
Legal and Agricultural Innovations
May 8 2023
Legal and Agricultural Innovations
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 🌿 Join Mandi Kerr, Tyson Daniel and Tom Dalton on Thursday morning’s episode of Moving ^HEMP Forward. The Daniel Law Firm can assist clients with all types of needs: from minor traffic infractions to the most serious felony cases. They continue to counsel corporate clients in matters ranging from entity formation to intellectual property protection, including: licensing, design & manufacturing contracts as well as national & international sourcing, packaging, labeling, quality control and shipping - including import and export compliance. Tysons experience with the Capital Defense Unit handling, as part of the CDU team, well over a dozen Capital (Death Penalty) cases at the trial level, has allowed him to step right back into serious criminal defense work. Similarly, his experience having formed a corporation manufacturing “wearable electronics” (LimbGear® InterActiveWear®) for the College/University market - after raising significant capital financing, registering multiple trademarks, prosecuting patents & obtaining over 50 licenses to reproduce collegiate licensed merchandise, has enabled me to understand, on a very personal level, the obstacles entrepreneurs, start-ups & small businesses must constantly hurdle. As evidenced by our A+ Rating with the BBB [for The Daniel Law Firm], our clients have been very pleased with our service and they know that we are committed to excellence. Specialties: Entrepreneurship, Business, Law (Corporate Law, Intellectual Property [Trademarks and Licensing], Traffic and Criminal Defense) Currently a real estate broker with NAI Ruhl Commercial Co, Tom has been active for over 40years in farmland brokerage. He has spent several years working with farmers and producers regarding the search for irrigated land and production sites in many parts of the country. Tom is a licensed producer of Agrowlyte, an organic seed and plant wash produced in Iowa as well as by associates in Virginia and Kansas City. He also has a production facility in Jamaica where he and his partners sell to may of the largest growers. He was introduced to Agrowlyte as it is used, among other applications, to kill aflatoxin on corn plants and to remove biofilm from irrigation lines and other areas of mold or bacteria. For this morning we'll talk about: -Agrowlyte.com (https://lnkd.in/g5pWXJMF) -Daniel Law Firm -Joint Interest in Processing in VA #movinghempforward #hempisourfuture #Lawyer #intellectualsupport #livebroadcast #globalhempassociation #friendsofhemp #daniellawfirm #agrowlyte 🌿 🌐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
Exploring Sustainable Construction
May 5 2023
Exploring Sustainable Construction
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 🌿 Join Mandi Kerr and Wade Atteberry on Thursday morning’s episode of Moving ^HEMP Forward. Wade is a Business Development Officer at Western Fiber, a President at Hemp Farmers Guild and the CEO & Founder at Tiny Homes. Wade is a longtime hemp and cannabis activist educating people to help change the way they build teaching how to build with carbon negative building materials. For this morning, we’ll talk about: 1. Why and how can remodeling and new construction can help the CO2 climate crisis? 2. Why factory built compared to on-site building? 3. What makes them different from other volumetric modular factories? 4. Who is the team at Western Fibers? 5. What is the future of construction? #movinghempforward #GHA #FOH #westernfiber #movinghempforward #globalhempassociation #liveinterview #livebroadcast #construction #carbonnegative #building #materials #climatecrisis #friendsofhemp #hempisourfuture 🌿 🌐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 market reaction to hemp content fabric
May 3 2023
The market reaction to hemp content fabric
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 🌿 Jason is the Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer of Bast Fibre Tech (BFT). BFT produces technical natural fibres from annually renewable plants like hemp or flax for use in wipes, hygiene products, and more. Jason is an early visionary in the Canadian hemp industry and has more than 30 years of experience in the field. He started out selling t-shirts made from hemp after leaving college, even though growing hemp was still illegal in Canada, and grew that business into a multi-million $ company in just a few short years. It was this start in textiles that focused Jason on the importance of fibre quality and the opportunity for high quality hemp fibre in the textile industry. Since then, Jason has been focused on all aspects of the hemp supply chain and has become a sought-after speaker around the globe on topics relating to hemp and bast fibre’s use in consumer products. Also, he uses his proven experience to mentor young entrepreneurs through Futurepreneur Canada. Together with Larisa Harison, Guy Prevost and Noel Hall, Jason founded BFT in 2016. Their goal was to become the leading technical natural fibre solution for consumer good products including wipes, pads, or diapers. Bast fibres like hemp are a plug-and-play replacement for synthetic fibres, due to their natural strength, brightness, and softness among many other benefits. In addition, BFT’s unique processing method allows the fibres to retain their natural moisture management characteristics. This means the resulting consumer good products have excellent absorbency, wet strength and a cloth-like-feel. For this morning, we’ll talk about: -Jason’s 30 year career in hemp fibre / BFT history -The opportunity for hemp in the consumer nonwoven category -The market reaction to hemp content fabric? -Ahlstrom Investment -Immediate wet wipe sales opportunity / NOCO booth and presentation 🌿 🌐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
Green Rush Fever
Apr 21 2023
Green Rush Fever
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 🌿 Jimmy wrote Green Rush Fever because he felt a need to tell the story about how his family’s small farming operation entered the nascent Florida hemp industry in 2019. Aside from his analysis about growing hemp, in Green Rush Fever Jimmy also speaks about his family’s tradition of having a strong conviction in their faith and a tenacious belief in the power of having the robust loving support of one’s family members. Jimmy’s family is humble and prefers modesty over any ornate praises or displays of aggrandizement. But Jimmy felt it was time to tell this historic and fascinating story about their happenstance encounter with the Green Rush Fever in the Red Hills of North Florida. For this morning, we’ll talk about: 1: Tell us about your new book, Green Rush Fever 2: Why did you think it was important to write this book 3: Tell us about your families farm and the hemp crops 4: What does such a great crop have a bad reputation 5: What are you working on next? 🌿 🌐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
Hemp Industry Insights and Strategies for 2023 and Beyond (Feb 7, 2023)
Mar 18 2023
Hemp Industry Insights and Strategies for 2023 and Beyond (Feb 7, 2023)
Julie Lerner - As CEO of PanXchange, Julie leads all aspects of the firm’s operations and Strategy. Julie began her career with Cargill in Geneva Switzerland and later became a senior trader for the firm’s Latin America sugar markets. She also brings trading experience in energy markets and weather derivatives with Sempra Energy Trading and XL Financial. She is a frequent contributor to the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg(print & TV), and is the recipient of Denver Business Journal’s inaugural list of 15 most Admired CEOs(2018) as well as a winner of their Outstanding Women in Business (2020).  Seth Boone Seth, Director of Hemp and VP of Business Development, is tasked with ensuring PanXchanges’ Platform and analysis meet a rapidly evolving hemp industry’s needs and develop new opportunities in emerging agricultural markets. Raised on a ranch in West Texas, he offers a background beginning in production agriculture before continuing his career merchandising feed grains and other agricultural commodities for StoneX(INTL FCStone) and JBS. Seth obtained a Master in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University after pursuing an undergraduate at Oklahoma State University and is passionate about growing and optimizing the impact of hemp and other sustainable markets.  For this morning we’ll talk about: 1. An overview of PanXchange and how they serve the hemp industry        -Data and Market Analysis        -Consulting for overall Strategy and Fundraising 2. A state of the Industry for fiber/grain/cannabinoids, which includes a review of their fiber report. 3. Opportunities over the next year and beyond by sector