Hemp College

JW Marriott Indianapolis
10 S West Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Dec. 16, 2019


Please join us during our Ag Tech Expo conference for Farm Journal Hemp College. During this one-day event, our experts will discuss the best agronomic practices for hemp production and will also touch upon marketing, legal considerations and policy news. 

Sessions will address:

  • How to source high-quality seed
  • Hemp nutrient needs from A to Z
  • Pest, weed and disease management
  • In-season management and harvest practices
  • Steps to developing a marketing plan
  • Legal considerations for hemp production


Farmer/Retailer Rate:                                                 $199  
Education/Extension/Government Rate:                    $249  
Agribusiness/Investor Rate:                                       $799  

Tentative Agenda

*Tentative Schedule. Speaker and topic announcements coming soon.

7:45 - 8:00 AM                        Welcome

8:00 - 8:30 AM                        The New Era for Hemp, Michael Bowman, Co-Founder, First Crop

8:30 - 9:00 AM                        How to Grow Hemp: A Farmer's Perspective
                                                Dion Oakes, Co-Owner, Wright-Oakes, LLC

9:00 - 9:30 AM                        Insect & Weed Management
                                                Marguerite Bolt, Purdue University

9:30 - 10:00 AM                       Hemp's Hefty Pitfalls
                                                Chris Adams, Adams Family Farm

10:00 - 10:30 AM                     Break

10:30 - 11:00 AM                      Legislative Outlook for Hemp in 2020
                                                 Nolan Jackson
                                                 Frost, Brown & Todd LLC, Lexington, Kentucky

11:00 - 11:30 AM                      Growing Hemp: Tips to Reduce Your Risk
                                                 Billy Moore, COO, Ag Resource Management

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM                Lunch 

1:00 - 2:00 PM                          Farm Data, The New Crop
                                                 Stephen Laughlin, General Manager Global Consumer Industry, IBM

2:15 - 3:15 PM                          Reinventing Agricultural Hemp: Deep Dive into Hemp Production and Building It From the Ground Up
                                                  Dr. Tony Brannon, Murray State University

3:30 - 4:30 PM                          Revitalizing Production Agriculture with Hemp
                                                  Mike Lewis, Third Wave Farm




Event will take place at the JW Marriott Indianapolis.  Need a hotel room?  Book in our discounted room block for only $165 per night.

JW Marriott Indianapolis
10 S West Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204