OPCANNA

OPCANNA

OPCANNA

A Digital Conference & Virtual Seed Sale Promoting Sustainable Hemp Fiber, Flower & Grain

Conference Rescheduled for Spring 2021

2019 MAIN

STAGE

HIGHLIGHTS

Cameron McIntosh

Owner - Americhanvre Hemcrete  - Cast Hemp

Hemp Entrepenuer Podcast

US Hemp Builders Association

AC Braddock is the CEO of an internationally known and respected 25-year-old technology company that specializes in research and development of products in biofuels, flavorings, environmental remediation, functional foods, natural products, supplements, nutraceuticals, distilling, etc. While Eden Labs serves many industries, in 2009 Ms. Braddock envisioned that the purity of Supercritical co2 and ethanol derived products would be a necessity for the legalization of medical applications for cannabis. This vision and years of educating and leadership in creating a sustainable and standardized market, laid the foundation for an industry that is growing at an exponential rate and cemented Eden's reputation as the pioneer of extraction for healthy cannabis concentrates.  

 

Ms. Braddock is career entrepreneur who has a keen eye for new trends, product placement, business strategy and creating a strong corporate culture and infrastructure for effective growth. In 2010, Ms. Braddock became CEO of Eden and guided the company through 100% year over year growth for 5 years, placing hundreds of systems in businesses and universities around the world.    

 

Eden Labs has been recognized as one of the top 10 fastest growing women led companies in Seattle, Washington. Her tireless dedication to her company and those it serves has garnered her a reputation as a thought leader in modern business practice, a unifier across industries, and an inspirational speaker in this emerging industry.  

 

She is past chair of NCIA (National Cannabis Industry Association), the current Vice Chair of The Cannabis Alliance of Washington state, she serves on the Steering Committee for Green Flower Media, the Board of The Farm in Boulder, CO as well as the Advisory Board for Extraction Magazine. Ms. Braddock is also a founding supporter of three Cannabis Women's groups and is featured in the documentary Women of Weed.   

AC Braddock

CEO - Eden Labs

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Eric Titus White

Founder  - The Hempstead

AC Braddock is the CEO of an internationally known and respected 25-year-old technology company that specializes in research and development of products in biofuels, flavorings, environmental remediation, functional foods, natural products, supplements, nutraceuticals, distilling, etc. While Eden Labs serves many industries, in 2009 Ms. Braddock envisioned that the purity of Supercritical co2 and ethanol derived products would be a necessity for the legalization of medical applications for cannabis. This vision and years of educating and leadership in creating a sustainable and standardized market, laid the foundation for an industry that is growing at an exponential rate and cemented Eden's reputation as the pioneer of extraction for healthy cannabis concentrates.  

 

Ms. Braddock is career entrepreneur who has a keen eye for new trends, product placement, business strategy and creating a strong corporate culture and infrastructure for effective growth. In 2010, Ms. Braddock became CEO of Eden and guided the company through 100% year over year growth for 5 years, placing hundreds of systems in businesses and universities around the world.    

 

Eden Labs has been recognized as one of the top 10 fastest growing women led companies in Seattle, Washington. Her tireless dedication to her company and those it serves has garnered her a reputation as a thought leader in modern business practice, a unifier across industries, and an inspirational speaker in this emerging industry.  

 

She is past chair of NCIA (National Cannabis Industry Association), the current Vice Chair of The Cannabis Alliance of Washington state, she serves on the Steering Committee for Green Flower Media, the Board of The Farm in Boulder, CO as well as the Advisory Board for Extraction Magazine. Ms. Braddock is also a founding supporter of three Cannabis Women's groups and is featured in the documentary Women of Weed.   

Eric Titus White is an avid outdoorsman, regretful believer in climate change, a second year sustainable farmer, and carbon conscious entrepreneur. Eric is a resident of Pennsylvania, but has spent the last 10 years operating contracting companies in Europe and the Middle East. His current international work supports the United States Government on their demining efforts in Iraq, local works include a solar farm, hemp cultivation, and bed & breakfast remodel. Past works include refugee camp construction for UNHCR, Dept. of Defense logistics, and the first Dept. of State Recycling program in the Middle East. Eric is the co-organizer of The OpCanna Conference, the first annual Pennsylvania organic regenerative hemp convention in Delaware Water Gap, Pennsylvania, and hopes to use the platform to raise soil health awareness, and build a network of sustainable farmers, processors, distributors and consumers.

Cameron McIntosh is a founding partner and co-owner of Americhanvre Cast Hemp, a licensed and insured installer of a hemp and lime based bio-composite insulation known widely as "hempcrete".  Americhanvre is a local pioneer in the rapidly expanding field of industrial hemp based building materials and installation techniques.  McIntosh is also a founding corporate level influencer for the newly formed US Hemp Builders Association, a trained ceramic artist and an experienced project and operations manager in the field of ecological restoration and stormwater management.

Judy Wicks

Author, Activist and Entrepreneur

 Judy founded Philadelphia's iconic White Dog Cafe in 1983, which became a pioneer in the farm to table movement and a model in sustainable business practices. Judy will discuss her newest project, All Together Now PA, and give an in depth perspective on activism to inspire the next generation of progressive change. Judy's ATN organization is looking for members ready to change the PA business supply chain, all business owners be sure to attend and become a part of her movement.

Taimour Azhar

 Owner -The  Hempville

Taimour Azhar is a hemp entrepreneur from North Carolina, founder and President of The Hempville. Taimour has worked as an Electrical Engineering consultant for fortune 500 companies like PPG and DuPont for over 10 years. He has an extensive knowledge and experience of large scale manufacturing and managing multi Million dollar projects. in 2019 Taimour built and operated one of the first hemp fiber processing facilities in the United States, and plans to scale up for 2020.  He is fully determined to contribute in the hemp industry and lead industrial hemp processing in America. 

Ron Kander, PhD

Executive Dean - Thomas Jefferson University

Before joining Thomas Jefferson University in 2011, Dr. Kander was founding Director of the School of Engineering at James Madison University (JMU), Department Head of Integrated Science & Technology (ISAT) at JMU, and a faculty member in the Materials Science & Engineering Department (MSE) at Virginia Tech (VT). While at VT, he was also the Director of the College of Engineering’s interdisciplinary “Green Engineering” program. Before joining academia, he was employed by E. I. DuPont in Wilmington, Delaware as a Senior Engineer in the Advanced Composites Division of the Fibers Department and in the Polymer Physics Group of the Central Research. Professor Kander has supervised more than 30 graduate students (PhD and MS), published more than 75 articles, book chapters, and refereed conference papers, and presented more than 100 invited lectures and conference presentations. His work has been cited in the literature more than 600 times and Professor Kander has secured in excess of $6 million in funded research, approximately half of which was from industrial sources. In addition to his academic teaching and research activities, he has also remained active in industrial consulting and in teaching industry workshops and short courses. 

Ben Dobson

CEO - Hudson Hemp

KEYNOTE SPEAKER 

An agriculturalist and entrepreneur with over 12 years of experience across the private, non-profit, and philanthropic sectors who specializes in regenerative farming systems. Ben is a leader in his field, fighting the most nobel of causes, the sustainable coexistence between our earth and species with a team of carbon sequestration focused agriculturists that have been hard at work modeling the future farm so that all behind them may thrive and prosper.  

Darren & Indy White

Owners - Purlife New Mexico & CannaCare

Ex Sheriff of Albuquerque Darren White and his business partner, and Cannabis Lawyer, Indy White, detail their rise in the cannabis business and discuss staying afloat through wild swings in a volatile industry. The father son duo will also explain how they advocate, stay involved with government entities regulating hemp and cannabis, and consult for companies looking to enter this promising market. 

JJ Skaro

Farm Manager - Pocono Organics

JJ graduated from Delaware Valley University with a B.S. in Agribusiness after completing internships as a custom harvester and farm manager for companies including Ocean Spray and Hanover Foods. He was previously the part-owner of a vegetable production farm in Reisterstown, MD. JJ  spent the last year building Pocono Organics, A 50 acre solar powered self sustaining farm, complete with hemp, aviary, greenhouses and barn with live vegetative roof.

Sam Malriat

Organic Crop Consultant - Rodale Institute 

Sam is part of an ongoing, collaborative effort to help farmers transition their agricultural operations from conventional to certified organic systems. He earned a B.S. in Agricultural Sciences from Cornell University, and has 12 years of practical farming experience in Pennsylvania and Maryland. 

Eric Hurloch

Digital Editor - Lancaster Farming Industrial hemp Podcast

Eric is the host and producer of the Lancaster Farming Industrial Hemp Podcast, and if not the most well known name in the Pennsylvania hemp industry, he's certainly the most well liked. Eric is admired by farmers, processors and hemp advocates alike, for producing a well thought out, sometimes brutally honest, and always informational podcast, focused on the burgeoning PA and US hemp market. Eric has produced 75 episodes of the Industrial Hemp Podcast which we suggest you download and enjoy, they are invaluable for farmer and processors alike. We are looking forward to Eric moderating our panels, taking questions from the crowd and interacting with guests to get the most our of our presentations. 

 

HEMP FARMERS

ALL TOGETHER NOW

HEMP CO-OP

YOUR FAIR SHARE, FROM SEED TO SALE.

CALLING ALL THOSE INTERESTED IN A SUSTAINABLE HEMP FARMING COOPERATIVE IN PA! WE ARE ORGANIZING A CO-OP TO BEST ENSURE FARMERS DONT GET THE SHORT END OF THE STICK . OWN YOUR SHARES OF SEED, SPECIALIZED PLANTING, HARVESTING, DRYING, AND PROCESSING EQUIPMENT AND REAP THE BENEFITS WITH A TEAM OF FARMERS, AND INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS. THE INDUSTRY REQUIRES LARGE QUANTITIES OF UNIFORM, QUALITY PRODUCT TODAY, LETS BRING IT TO THEM .

 

WORKSHOPS
TO BLOW
YOUR MIND!

 Workshop #1  

Sustainable Building with Hempcrete

Workshop #2

Processing Hemp for Oil

 Workshop #3  

Living Soil

Americhanvre and the US Hemp Builders Association will run this hour long workshop in which hemp will be mixed with lime binder and packed in a demo wall. Framing, electric, and forming will be discussed and participants will get hands on experience with hempcrete. Wear appropriate clothing for this outdoor workshop.

This workshop will explain how oils are extracted from flowers with alcohol and Co2. Attendees will get hands on experience with extraction machines and learn the many different products created in the process.

This fantastic workshop will allow those interested in starting their plants off properly, or rebuilding damaged soil on a farm, to learn from the very best in the business. Healthy soil is alive, find out how to keep it that way!

AGENDA

FRIDAY APRIL 17TH

3pm - 4pm

The Hempstead Tour

Mountain Dale Farm

2417 Gapview Drive East Stroudsburg, PA

4pm - 6pm

All Together Now

Bi-Quarterly  Meeting

Kirkwood Room

6pm-7pm

Vendor Registration

River Room Meet & Greet

River Room

7pm-9pm

Sponsored Happy Hour

Pizza & Mixer

Shawnee Craft Brewery

SATURDAY APRIL 18TH

9am - 4pm

All Day Trade Show & Seed Sale

Delaware Room

ALL SEED BUYERS & VENDORS MUST PRESENT 2020 STATE HEMP PERMIT

8:00am - 9:00am

Coffee Hour

Worthington Ballroom

9:00am - 9:30am

Meet & Greet

Judy Wicks & Eric Titus White

Introduce our team, outline our goals, get to hempin'!

Worthington Ballroom

09:30am - 10:45am

Key Note Speaker

Ben Dobson - Hudson Hemp

Stewards of the Land & Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) - A look into different varieties (fiber/flower/grain) and how hemp interacts with animals, humans, the earth, and how the plant plays a major role in new profitable models for sustainable, organic, regenerative, & carbon negative farming. 

Worthington Ballroom

11:00am - 12:00pm

The Great Healer

Hemp Panel Discussion

Cameron McIntosh, Ron Kander, Taimour Azhar,  USDA,

2019 Lessons learned. 2020 growing, processing, harvesting, and selling hemp & regenerative organic methodology for sucess. This panel of hemp farmers, processors, hemp tech professors and govt. program developers will dicsuss where the market was, is, and where it's headed.

Worthington Ballroom

Buffet Lunch

12 - 1pm 

Lunch will be served in the ballroom and included for all guests of the event.

**Farmers interested in the Co-Op are asked to dine in the Kirkwood Room. 

Worthington Ballroom

Split Into Group Discussions

1pm - 2pm 

Processing Keynote

This keynote presentation will focus on the sustainable processing of hemp for oil.  Get a detailed look at processing hemp with ethanol, CO2 and learn from the best in the industry why you should be prepared to process your own hemp, or where to go to have it processed for you. Get a better understanding of the different extraction processes and the products they produce.

Worthington Ballroom

The Investors Talk Sense

2pm - 3pm 

USDA, Ben Franklin Institute, Ron Kander

This panel of investors and Ron Kander talk about the future of the hemp market. Find out what investment firms are looking for in new businesses and what new technologies are on the horizon for hemp. Also hear from the agencies tasked with funding  hemp operations in Pennsylvania to find out what you can do to get your project supported by capital injections, grants and low interest loans.

1pm - 2pm 

The Future in Fiber

Taimour Azhar - The Hempville

Taimour will guide us through the last year of his life and detail how he convinced several farmers in North Carolina to grow fiber hemp for his self-built hemp processing facility on his poultry farm, and how he successfully processed and sold several hundred acres of hemp. Taimour will detail his plan which focuses on fiber as the future of hemp in the United States.

Kirkwood Room

2pm - 3pm 

Hemp Genetics

 Ben Sattler, Indy White

This panel of genetics experts, and industry professionals discusses what they're doing to bring the best quality strains of hemp to Pennsylvania farmers and what you should be looking for when you decide to buy your seeds. The panel will also discuss the COA analysis process and walk you through this years testing process. 

Kirkwood Room

Worthington Ballroom

3pm - 4pm

Grow, Process, Package and Sell. 

3pm - 4pm

Education and Advocacy

Ben Davies, JJ Skaro, Ashley Walsh

A panel of Pennsylvania farmers that grow, process and distribute their own organic hemp products. Learn how these sustainable hemp entrepreneurs  made hemp a profitable passion.

Worthington Ballroom

4pm - 5pm 

Soil Builders Workshop

Sam Malriat - Rodale Institue

A hands on dig through soil to give you a idea of what healthy soil is made of, how to regenerate damaged soil and why restoring the soil will be our greatest challenge and most honorable victory! New farmers starting seedlings and those wishing to convert their farms to organic with hemp are urged to join this informative workshop with Pennsylvania's own Rodale Institute, the birthplace  of the organic movement.

 Pavilion 

A panel of Pennsylvania hemp advocates discuss what they have been doing to keep this healing plant in the spotlight in the spotlight for all the right reasons. .

Kirkwood Room

Hemp Crete Workshop

4pm - 5pm 

Cameron McIntosh - Americhanvre/USHBS

Cameron McIntosh will demonstrate to the group  how he mixes and installs lime and hemp hurd,  and give a full breakdown of the materials used in the process. He will discuss the benefits of using hemp as an insulator, building codes, carbon sequestration, spraying hempcrete, and what you need to do to become a hempcrete installer. Those willing to get their hands dirty and pack some wet hemp are encouraged to do so.

 The Hemp House On Wheels 

6pm - 10pm

Seedslingers Ball

People, Planet, Profit,..... Party. 

 The Ball Room 

Sunday April 19th

9am - 4pm

All Day Hempcrete Workshop & BBQ at The Hempstead

Cameron McIntosh - US Hemp Builders Assoc.

An all day workshop. Aspiring hemp builders will arrive at The Hempstead Sunday morning and work with Cameron McIntosh (Americhanvre and the US Hempbuilders Association) and his team to mix and install hempcrete into several different interior and exterior walls in a building being retrofitted with hemplime insulation. This 6 hour class will come with certificate of participation and lunch.

 

OUR SPONSORS

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Meet the Green Line Labs Team

For CBD Hemp Farmers. This interview and tour of Green Line Labs help farmers understand why tissue cultures are an important tool for farmers. Learn how Green Line can make thousands of clones off one plant and use a fraction of the space. Also, check out their greenhouse where the best strains are being grown to create clones ready to ship to your grow today. 

People, Planet, Profit....Party

April 17th-18th

Shawnee On Delaware, Pennsylvania

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