MARCH 15, 2019
OLDS COLLEGE ALUMNI CENTRE
“The Alberta Council of Technologies and the Agriculture and Food Council of Alberta would like to welcome you back to our second Industrial Hemp Conference,”Developing the Western Canadian Hemp Industry 2.0”.
Come to Olds to learn from Hemp Producers, Midstream Processors and Businesses developing Innovative new Hemp products. The event will include a buffet lunch and a Keynote Presentation from David Fielder, MSc. | Senior Scientist IV | Agriculture and Forestry |Value-added Fractionation Program Lead.
In the afternoon, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in an activity meant to spark connections and catalyze their own initiatives and industry development. Come prepared to learn, share what you know, promote your businesses and network with movers and builders in the Hemp Industry. ”
Welcome – Site
HOST –Olds College
Intro Conference Keynote
HOST – ABCtech
Conference AM Keynote – Ted Haney, Executive Director of the Canadian Hemptrade Alliance: Blueprint to $1B industry
9:50 – Jan Slaski, Team Lead Crop Development and Management, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry: The Green Rush: New opportunities for industrial hemp as a multipurpose crop
Darren Haarsma, Farmer/CEO of Natty Sask Farms: Opportunities to grow. A producer’s perspective
11:05 – Jason Finnis, CEO of Crailar/Bast Fibre Technologies: Displacing synthetic fibres with hemp fibres in high value consumer products
11:30 – Tam Tekle, CEO of Natural Fibre Technologies: Getting Value from Every Part of the Plant Through “Whole Crop Utilization”
12:30 PM Keynote – David Fielder, Senior Scientist IV | Agriculture and Forestry | Value-added Fractionation Program Lead: Bio-Actives from Industrial Hemp – The new green Gold Rush in Alberta?
Afternoon Activities – TBD and are designed to encourage networking and business development
Closing Plenary Panel – TBD
Thank you and Call to action