Show-Me Hemp Conference 2021
Join Show-Me Hemp for Their 1st Annual Hemp Industry Conference!
Join the Show-Me Hemp Association team for a day of education and networking on March 1, 2021. The 1st annual conference will be held in the heart of Missouri, at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel in Jefferson City. The theme of the conference is “Bringing the Market to You” and will feature business owners and industry leaders who can help growers find buyers for their products. The hemp industry needs growers and businesses to connect and work together, and Show-Me Hemp exists to create those relationships.
Collaboration with One Voice and MOA
To further the goal of making connections, Show-Me Hemp has teamed up with One Voice for Ag and the Missouri Organic Association to help put this conference together. This partnership will create more opportunities for networking and education, and give our attendees an even better conference experience. Representatives from MOA will be on-site for those who are interested in growing hemp organically. SHMA is also helping with MOA’s annual conference on March 2nd and 3rd. We look forward to working together to unite agriculture to speak with one shared voice.
COVID-19 Safety Protocols
Our main goal in this conference is to provide opportunities for networking and education, but health and safety is our top priority. With that in mind, we will have several protocols in place to make sure that this is a safe event. Masks will be required for all attendees (hotel policy), and we will be limiting the number of in-person attendees to ensure social distancing is possible. For those unable to attend in person, a virtual attendance option will be available through our partnership with One Voice for Ag.
Note: the conference date was moved to March 1st (originally scheduled for February 3rd) to further ensure that our conference will be as safe as possible.
Director, Brownfield & Ag Operations for Learfield IMG College
Presentation Topic: The Importance of Associations
During her farm broadcast tenure, Cyndi worked for Oklahoma Agrinet and was Farm Director for WTAX Springfield, Illinois. She joined Brownfield as Regional Farm Director in 1998, and in October of 2001, was promoted to Director of Brownfield and Ag Operations.
Cyndi has traveled extensively throughout the United States and to 16 different countries covering agriculture for Midwestern farmers and ranchers. Her work has earned her dozens of honors from agriculture groups and associations. A member of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting for nearly 35 years, Cyndi was recognized as Farm Broadcaster of the Year for the nation in 1997 and received the coveted Oscar in Agriculture in 2009.
Cyndi grew up on a 6th generation family grain and livestock farm in west central Illinois. She and her husband own Rocking P Ranch near Jamestown, Missouri where they raise Simmental cattle and have a branded beef business.
In addition to managing the largest ag radio network in the country, Cyndi produces a daily radio commentary program and pens a popular weekly column in both Illinois AgriNews and Indiana AgriNews.
CEO, American Hemp Research
Presentation Topic: 2020 Growing Experiences
Andy is a 6th generation farmer and founder of American Hemp Research. Andy and his brother Frank were one of the first legal hemp growers in Illinois. American Hemp Research works with universities and other groups to research high CBD hemp varieties and their success in Illinois. They are working to provide stable hemp seed and resources to those interested in growing hemp. Andy has been featured on numerous media outlets for his efforts in the hemp industry and has spoken at numerous industry events.
Presentation Topic: Hemp Fiber Production
Jeff is a lifelong agricultural professional and owner/operator of multiple successful agri-business operations based in the Missouri Bootheel. Jeff has spent 40+ years building a diversified portfolio of agricultural related businesses. Through these operations Jeff has created a process to take large corporation’s waste streams and convert them into sustainable fertilizer which improves regional farm yields. He has spent years developing this sustainable method to help move corporations towards a land-fill free process and improve farmland production to feed a growing population.
Additionally, Jeff operates a cattle feeding operation, farms vast acreage, and runs a company that uses a patented process to convert imported coconut shells into organic kitty litter. Most recently Jeff has established himself as a thought leader in the young, Missouri hemp industry by developing the protocols necessary to successfully raise industrial hemp throughout the state.
Event Ticket Options and Cost
Virtual Ticket: $35.00
The event agenda will be posted as soon as possible.
Conference Updates and News
The conference will take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel located at 422 Monroe St., Jefferson City, MO 65101.
A special room rate of $134.00 per night is available. Click here to book rooms with the special rate.