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Vermilion: Growing Industrial Hemp

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry

Tuesday, 6 February 2018 from 9:15 AM to 3:00 PM (MST)

Vermilion: Growing Industrial Hemp

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Agriculture & Forestry Bio-Industrial Opportunities Section together with our partners invite you to attend our one day “Growing Industrial Hemp” Seminar focusing on hemp production and connecting to new markets.


Who Should Attend:


This seminar is for producers, agriculture dealerships, crop service providers, municipalities, agricultural societies, economic developers, entrepreneurs, education institutions and anyone who has an interest in knowing the opportunities industrial hemp offers.




9:15 a.m.         Registration


9:45 a.m.         Welcome


Vermilion-Lloydminster MLA Richard Starke


County of Vermilion River Reeve Dale Swyripa


Town of Vermilion Mayor Caroline McAuley


10 a.m.            Overview Industrial Hemp Industry - Patti Breland


10:15 a.m.       Hemp Market Demand and Future Outlook - Lori-Jo Graham


10:30 a.m.       Networking Break


10:45 a.m.       Growing Industrial Hemp; an Agronomy Clinic - Jan Slaski, Bryon James


The how and whys of producing hemp…licensing, contracts, seed, production, fibre, straw, harvesting, and storage.


12 Noon        Lunch


1 p.m.              Organic Hemp Producer - Brian Rozmahel


1:20 p.m.         Commercial Fibre Developments 


Just BioFibre, Hempco, BioComposites Group


2:15 p.m.         Questions?


2:45 p.m.         Closing Remarks


Proving We Do it Right - Suzanne Prevost


3 p.m.             Home Time 





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When & Where

Vermilion Regional Centre
5702 College Drive
Vermilion, AB T9X 1K4

Tuesday, 6 February 2018 from 9:15 AM to 3:00 PM (MST)

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Alberta Agriculture and Forestry

The Bio-Industrial Opportunities Section, of the Food and Bio Processing Branch of Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, plays a significant role in developing Alberta’s bio-economy. The Section is a unique, integrated team of highly dedicated professionals providing business development and technical services. The primary objective is to support the agriculture industry for diversification, new opportunities and new markets. Areas of focus include biomaterials, bio-based chemicals, bioenergy and biorefining.

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