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For Immediate Release
Wesnesday, March 26, 2014

CONTACT: Lauren Stansbury 402-540-1208

Hemp Industries Association to hold a Symposium on Industrial Hemp Farming in Colorado on April 3, 2014
Hemp Farmers, Business Leaders and Legislation Experts Gather for Public Dialogue on the Future of Hemp Farming in Colorado

BRIGHTON, CO — The Hemp Industries Association is proud to present the Colorado Industrial Hemp Farming Symposium, which will take place on April 3rd 2014 from 5pm to 8pm at the Adams County Government Center Conference Center, 4430 South Adams County Parkway, Brighton, CO 80601. Admission to the symposium is $15. This event is open to the public, and will include discussion on how Colorado farmers can move forward with cultivating industrial hemp now that Colorado has legalized the crop, how hemp is grown and processed, as well as markets for hemp and realistic expectations for farmers who are interested in growing the crop.

"The hemp industry has strong economic potential for the state of Colorado," said Adams County Board Chairman Charles "Chaz" Tedesco. "We are standing at the forefront of a new sector in our local economy, and Adams County is poised to provide a positive business environment for hemp growers and producers. We are pleased to be partnering with Hemp Industries Association on the upcoming Hemp Symposium, and look forward to a successful educational forum for all those interested in the hemp industry."

The symposium will include presentations by President of Vote Hemp Eric Steenstra, Colorado Department of Agriculture Deputy Commissioner Ron Carleton, Director of Farm Operations with Manitoba Harvest Foods Clarence Shwaluk, Kent Peppler of the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, and other experts in the fields of hemp agriculture and processing, the hemp market, and hemp legislation efforts.

WHAT: Colorado Industrial Hemp Farming Symposium, presented by the Hemp Industries Association, and sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, Adams County & Vote Hemp: Admission price: $15.

WHEN: Thursday, April 3rd 2014 from 5 pm to 8 pm

WHERE: Adams County Government Center Conference Center
4430 South Adams County Parkway
Brighton, CO 80601

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The Hemp Industries Association (HIA) represents the interests of the hemp industry and encourages the research and development of new hemp products. More information about hemp's many uses and hemp advocacy may be found at and DVD Video News Release featuring footage of hemp farming in other countries is available upon request by contacting Ryan Fletcher at 202-641-0277 or