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INHIA August 2015 Newsletter
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Indiana Hemp Industries Association (INHIA) is a 501(c)(6) non-profit trade group and state chapter affiliate of the Hemp Industries Association. Our mission is to promote the research and development of industrial hemp products and foster industry development within the state of Indiana.
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Purdue University Announces Hemp Field Day


"This field day will allow the public to see hemp production firsthand - in one of the worst growing seasons in Indiana history," said Janna Beckerman, professor of botany and plant pathology. "We've used our present experience growing hemp and years of additional experience with other cropping systems to inform our production practices. What we have learned sometimes conflicts with the 'conventional wisdom' found on the Internet, but we invite people to come see for themselves."

The field day will be at the Meigs Farm, part of Throckmorton Purdue Agricultural Center. The farm is at 9101 S. 100 E, about 10 miles south of Lafayette.

Topics include how to plant hemp, pest management, harvesting, organic production of hemp, nutrient budgets and hemp's uses. The Indiana Hemp Industries Association will also give a presentation. Two identical half-day sessions will be offered - the first running 8:15-11:30 a.m. and the second 1-4 p.m.

"Because of Purdue's long history of working with biobased products, we are really well-positioned to be a leader in helping to craft a market for hemp products," Turco said. "We don't yet know which varieties grow best or which soil conditions give the highest yields or the issues surrounding oil and fiber production. A lot of technical details still need to be worked out. But the fundamental research we're doing will help provide quality information about the production and processing of industrial hemp." 

"We need to eliminate hemp's stigma," he said. "It's not marijuana. It has no psychoactive powers whatsoever."

Space in the field day is limited, and registration in advance is required. The registration deadline is Aug. 19. The workshop costs $20. To register, contact Lisa Green of the Purdue Crop Diagnostic Training and Research Center at 765-494-4783, lgreen06@purdue.edu.

By Natalie van Hoose, Research News Writer

Read full press release here.

Listen: Interview with Jamie Petty

Jamie was interviewed on iHemp Radio as Founder/President of INHIA and State Chapter Coordinator of HIA. You can listen here (starts at 39:40).

Member Spotlight

Real Hemp Launches Online Store


"The Real Hemp Brand represents our dedication to developing a line of food and beauty products based on the natural beauty and health of hemp. When you buy a Real Hemp™ product, you can expect the health and vitality of the best that nature has to offer.  Each of our products and their ingredients will be carefully sourced and formulated so that you are getting all the nutrition that you would expect from a hemp-based product. Whether it’s our Real Hemp™ protein, our Real Hemp™ seeds, our Real Hemp™ CBD or our skincare products, you can be assured that our company is dedicated to delivering you a high quality, hemp-based product that you can rely on." - Real Hemp Team

Member Spotlight

Foods Alive to Expand Facilities


Foods Alive will be moving their facilities to a larger space in Angola, IN. We will have more details next month! You can listen to an interview with Matt Alvord of Foods Alive on iHemp Radio to learn more about the company. Listen here (starts at 38:00). DON'T FORGET! You can take 15% off hemp products when you use the promo code "INHIA" at checkout. Enjoy!
 

The 22nd HIA Annual Conference is expected to be the largest in HIA history! There is only 9 days left to register for the #HIACON at the general admission rate. Register today!

Become an INHIA member to register at the member price level.

 

Take Action!

Please contact your representative and senators to urge them to support federal legislation that would allow all US farmers to grow hemp! Visit Vote Hemp today to write or call their offices.

Upcoming Events

 

8/11 - Ohio Bioeconomy Symposium 

INHIA & Hemp Circle Industries will be in attendance to discuss how to integrate hemp into the bioeconomy.
 

8/25 - Purdue Industrial Hemp Field Day

INHIA will discuss industrial hemp's role in the US economy and why Hoosiers will benefit from a new agricultural commodity. See article for more information.
 

8/26 - Dine & Learn: Industrial Hemp and the Circular Economy in Indiana

INHIA will be attending a workshop hosted by Hemp Circle Industries and Sustainable Manufacturing Consulting in Bloomington, IN.
For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.
 

9/1 - Illinois Farm Progress Show

INHIA will provide education, literature, samples + general Q&A.
 
If you have any questions or want to get involved,
please contact tayler@inhia.org
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