Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Important Update: This seminar, originally scheduled at the Nebraska Innovation Campus in Lincoln, Nebraska, will now be hosted as a free webinar. Details about the presentation and instructions for registration are included below.


As Nebraska takes its first, historic steps into a new agricultural market, please join our complimentary afternoon webinar of learning and discussion with leading industry experts at:

Hemp in the Heartland:  Lessons Learned Nationally & Implications for Nebraska

During this free webinar, executives from leading companies along the hemp value chain will present on topics ranging from emerging cannabinoid science, to market dynamics, to the genetics and agronomy of farming hemp. In addition to providing an overview of the status of the industry nationally, presenters will share their views and experiences on best practices to date.


Hemp in the Heartland:  Lessons Learned Nationally & Implications for Nebraska. A complimentary webinar with leading industry experts sharing key learnings relevant for Nebraska’s first full year of farming hemp in 2020.


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Tuesday, March 24, 2020
1:00 to 4:00 p.m. (Central Time)

How to Join

Click “Register Now” to access the official event registration page. After submitting the online form, you will receive an email confirmation and calendar invite with the link you need to join the webinar. This link will be sent to you again on the day of the event.

Mobile users have the additional option to join through the link provided or by downloading the free Zoho Meeting app, available in the App Store and Google Play.

Speaker Lineup


Welcome & Introductions

(1:00 – 1:10 p.m. CT)

Jennifer Drake, CEO
Nathan Drake, CFO
Jeff Smith, VP of Sales
HNP Farm Services

Nebraska's Industrial Hemp Program

(1:10 – 1:25 p.m. CT)

Trevor Johnson, Hemp Program Manager
Nebraska Department of Ag

UNL Hemp Research Program

(1:25 – 1:40 p.m. CT)

Ismail Dweikat, Professor
University of Nebraska

Medicinal Benefits of CBD, Market View

(1:40 – 2:05 p.m. CT)

Nick Cavarra, VP of Sales
Panacea Life Sciences

Industrial Hemp Genetics

(2:05 – 2:30 p.m. CT)

Nick Stromberg, CEO
Beacon Hemp

State of the Art in Hemp Agronomy

(2:30 – 2:55 p.m. CT)

Scott Knippelmeir, CEO
Agrarian Supply

Emerging Hemp Crop Insurance

(2:55 – 3:20 p.m. CT)

Adam Backer, VP of Marketing
NAU Country

KC McGreer, Agent
Adams Insurance Advisors

The Mechanization of Hemp

(3:20 – 3:45 p.m. CT)

Jeff Gray, Product Manager, Field Support

Matt Jaynes, Product Manager, Forage Harvester & Material Handling

Drew Fletcher, Product Manager, Tractors

Claas of America


Final Q&A, Closing Remarks

(3:45 – 4:00 p.m. CT)

Jeff Smith, VP of Sales
HNP Farm Services

Hemp in the Heartland is presented by:

In partnership with: