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Hemp- Hemp -Hooray WIN

March 6, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Did you know any of this about hemp?
  • While many of hemp’s uses are still unknown, researchers estimate what is grown now will only meet about 2% of potential global demand
  • OSU’s new Global Hemp Innovation Center combines 40 scientists from 19 disciplines at 10 research centers statewide and in three other countries. It is the largest comprehensive hemp research center in the nation
  • Researchers estimate that there are more than 25,000 uses for hemp.
  • In 2018, Oregon CBD sold about 30,000 acres worth of hemp seed. Co-owner Seth Crawford hopes to sell 150,000 acres by next year
  • As of mid-May 2019, the state has licensed 1,342 growers to plant 46,219 acres this year, according to the Oregon Department of Agriculture. That’s up from 7,808 acres in 2018

At the March WiN PubTalk you’ll learn all about these facts and so much more.  We have some awesome panelists lined up.

The event starts at 6 PM, doors open at 5:30. $20 for non-WiN members.

You can buy a WiN membership and save big money while supporting innovation in the Mid-Willamette Valley region.
Meet the March PubTalk Panelists!

Sunny Summers
Cannabis Policy Coordinator
Oregon Department of Agriculture
Sunny has a Bioresource Research degree from Oregon State University. She worked in pesticide regulation and enforcement for 12 years before making the leap to all things cannabis.
Seth Binder
Oregon CBD

Seth’s published work on the political economy of cannabis provided the first structural analysis of Oregon’s decentralized, pre-legalization production and distribution networks.

Steve Fuhr
Managing Director
Paradigm Hemp Processing
Committed to processing hemp in Oregon utilizing his diverse experience in extraction and infusing food products. Steve has served as CEO of 2 hemp processing startups including Paradigm Hemp Processing and as an adviser to SciPhy Extractions Systems.
Brock Binder
Founder and Owner
High Quality

Leveraging his senior thesis “Economic feasibility study of becoming a marijuana producer in Oregon” with OSU, Brock went on to start Oregon’s 14th licensed dispensary and the very first in Benton County, becoming the youngest dispensary owner in the nation.

Are you an early stage startup and interested in pitching at this PubTalk or one of our upcoming events? Then please take a minute to complete our 2020 PubTalk Pitch Request form.


March 6, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


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