February Speaker Series: Growing Hemp in Wyoming
Thursday, February 24th 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (MST)
Join us for a discussion on growing hemp in Wyoming, and the nutritional benefits and possibilities of hemp for livestock.
Jude Buchanan-Sandoval, a member of the Wyoming Food Coalition Policy Working Group will share her passion and experience with hemp, and our two speakers, Wes Brown and Morgan Tweet will speak to the challenges, regulations and possibilities for growing hemp in Wyoming. Wes Brown will talk about Federal vs. State regulation, inspections and good practices, the licensing process in Wyoming, as well as the current statistics for license holders, the number of acres growing hemp and the THC content and allowable limit. Morgan Tweet will share her experiences as a founding partner of IND HEMP, a Montana based hemp food and fiber company located in Fort Benton, and her involvement with the first ever hemp feed ingredient submittal, Hemp Seed Meal for Laying Hens, which is pending review from FDA-CVM and approval from AAFCO. She believes in the importance of American grown and processed hemp and integrating these products into the animal feed industry.
Speaker presentations will be followed by Q&A and discussion.
6:30 pm: Welcome and introduction to Wyoming Food Coalition: Adam Bunker, Executive Director
6:35 pm: Introduction of the topic: Jude Buchanan-Sandoval (Member of Policy WG)
6:45 pm: Wes Brown
7:00pm: Morgan Tweet
7:20pm: Q&A: Jude Buchanan-Sandoval
- Wes Brown, Fuel Quality, Pesticide Licensing and RST Program Coordinator, Wyoming Department of Agriculture
- Morgan Tweet, Founding partner & Chief Operating Officer, IND HEMP, Hemp Seed Association