Box Office opens at 10 a.m. Shuttle service from the Base Lodge (where general attendees may park) begins at 9:45 a.m. We ask that people please not arrive early!
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday
Official Schedule (Check back for updates!)
|10:00 a.m.||Box Office Opens||Patio|
|10:00 a.m.||Shuttle Service Begins from Base Lodge||
Base Lodge – Peace Bridge
|11:00-11:50 a.m.||Session I: Vermont Hemp Status, The Farm Bill, FDA and CBD regulations
The hemp and CBD industry is one of the fastest growing in the country, and the 2018 Farm Bill has wide-ranging implications on both the local and federal level. This panel of experts will provide state and federal hemp programs information, and take questions from the audience at the end of the session.
Erica Campbell, Office of Senator Bernie Sanders;
Cary Giguere, Vermont Agency of Agriculture (VAAFM);
Andrew Subin, Vermont Cannabis Solutions; Kristen Nichols, Hemp Industry Daily
|12:00-12:45 p.m.||Session II: Conscious Cultivation Practices
Sustainable and conscientious farming techniques and standards are crucial to preserving and enriching the surrounding ecosystem, as well as ensuring that quality product reaches the hands of the consumer. This session will include a discussion of organic and Clean Green practices.
|Ballroom||Matt Leonetti, Homegrown Consultants, Clean Green; Brian Shevrin, Organic Certification Specialist, Vermont Organic Farmers; Victoria Veldon, Cofounder and CEO, Seven Leaf Genetics|
|12:00-12:45 p.m.||Session III: #EatMoreHemp Food Demo with hemp farmer and educator Thatcher Michelsen||Witherell||Thatcher Michaelson|
|12:00-12:45 p.m.||Session IV: The Value of a Strong Brand Identity by Jennifer Whetzel
Discover how the power of branding can increase your company’s value and streamline the efficiency of your marketing and advertising.
|Willoughby||Jennifer Whetzel, Lady Jane|
|1:00-1:30 p.m.||Keynote Presentation: Kristen Nichols, Hemp Industry Daily||Ballroom||Kristen Nichols|
|1:45-2:30 p.m.||Session V: Growing CBD for Hemp 101
This workshop is ideal for first-time hemp growers, or beginners looking to strengthen their cultivation techniques.
Chris Brown, Sweet Springs Farm; Arantha Farrow, Caledonia Cannabis; Niko Borrero, Green Bee Farms; Casey Rosenblume
|1:45-2:30 p.m.||Session VI: Hemp Fiber Markets||Witherell||
Laura Sullivan, Kelly McDowell, Heather Darby
|1:45-2:30 p.m.||Session VII : Regenerative Cannabis
Learn the ecological and ethnobotanical context of cannabis and its potential to heal our farms, bodies, and broken social systems. Presented by permaculture farmer Keith Morris.
|Willoughby||Keith Morris, Willow Crossing Farm|
|3:00 p.m||Hemp Fiber Spinning Demo||Day Lodge||Laura Sullivan|
|2:45-3:30 p.m.||Session VIII: Advocating for Hemp: Political Activism Panel
Learn about effective tactics and strategies for creating and influencing legislation and policy.
|Ballroom||Lt. Gov. Dave Zuckerman|
|2:45-3:30 p.m.||Session IX: Cannabiniods and Your Health
This expert panel of nurses and MMJ advocates will discuss various cannabinoids and their impact on different aspects of health and wellness.
|Witherell||Lisa Powers RN MSN
Jessilyn Dolan, RN, CMT
Penelope Hamilton, NY
|2:45-3:30 p.m.||Session X: Hemp Seed Processing and Products||Willoughby||Chris Bailey, Victory Hemp Foods|
|3:45-4:30 p.m.||Session XI: Hemp Lab Analytics, Extraction & Processing
An introduction to hemp analysis, as well as best practices and processing techniques for oil extraction.
|Ballroom||Scot Waring, eLucidation|
|3:45-4:30 p.m.||Session XII: Lessons Learned – One year of Organic Hemp Certification
NOFA-VT’s certification specialist shares insights into the process of certifying organic hemp crops in Vermont.
Brian Shevrin, Certification Specialist, NOFA
|3:45-4:30 p.m.||Session XIII: Medical Hemp Applications
Gain a greater understanding of the various medicinal applications of CBD and how it interacts with various conditions.
Victoria Veldon, Cofounder and CEO, Seven Leaf Genetics; Meredith Mann, BTVLocal420
|4:45-5:30 p.m.||Session XIV: Breeding CBD Hemp Strains
An advanced session for hemp growers that are familiar with propagation and want to learn the latest techniques and trends.
|Ballroom||Joe Veldon, 7 Leaf Genetics;|
|4:45-5:30 p.m.||Session XV: Hemp from Seed to Sale
Vermont-based company Trace talks about creating accountability and transparency across the hemp supply chain.
|Witherell||Josh Decatur, CEO Trace, Paul Lintilhac, Chief Information Officer Trace|
|4:45-5:30 p.m.||Session XVI: CannaMarketing||Willoughby|
|5:30-6:30 p.m.||Hemp Networking Happy Hour
Are you looking for Some Special Someone who wants to buy your biomass? Are you longing for a deep connection to That Particular Person with fine flower or excellent oil to sell? After programming wraps up, join us for a bit of industrial speed dating.
Sellers will have green name tags, Buyers will have orange name tags, and what happens at Burke Mountain will NOT stay at Burke Mountain. Instead, it’ll help your business grow. Like a weed.
|6:00 p.m.||Music Starts: The Shane Murley Band||Day Lodge||Shane Murley Band|
|9:00 p.m.||Last Shuttle to Base Lodge||
Peace Bridge – Base Lodge