Southern Illinois Hemp/Cannabis Symposium

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Southern Illinois Hemp and Cannabis Symposium

September 17, 2022

This 3rd symposium will be held in person at the SIU Carbondale, Student Center. Attendees will learn more about the possibilities of growing and marketing hemp/Cannabis products. Speakers will focus on statewide efforts in Illinois, as well as broad efforts across the Midwest, touching on Farm Bill issues and Federal regulations. Hemp breeders will discuss the development of new cultivars, optimized for Illinois or for use in unique row crop production systems where fiber, seed, and cannabinoids can be harvested from the same crop. The development of a business model for taking fiber hemp from the farm to the processing facility will be discussed by a leading innovator. Participants will also hear about new developments in the use of hemp materials in building and construction. Exhibitors and vendors will display modern production technologies in cannabis, in addition to consumer products.

The symposium is scheduled to start at 8am with a continental breakfast, lunch included.  Stay tuned for updates including the presenter schedule and the happenings afterwards!

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Order your Event T-shirt or Hoodie now!  Orders placed by Sep. 11 will be available for pick up at the symposium.  Order placed after Sep. 11 will be shipped to your home.

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Chris Berry,
Illinois Hemp Growers Association

Oussama Badad,

DoKyoung Lee,
University of Illinois

Patrick Van Meter,
Midwest Natural Fiber

Justin Swanson,
Midwest Hemp Council

Jacob Waddell,
US Hemp Building Association

Ryan Doherty,
Hemp Ventures



Online regisration has closed. You may register in-person at the event.  Meals for late regsitration are not guarenteed.

Cancelation Policy: All requests for refunds must be submitted in writing. The registration fee, minus a $20 cancellation fee, will be refunded if you cancel 2 weeks prior to the event. Any time after that date, refunds (minus $20 fee) will be issued on a case-by-case basis.