The Jacobsen Hemp Conference

The Jacobsen Hemp Conference

Last Updated: 02.11.2021

Led by our Senior Analyst, Chase Hubbard, we’ll take you through a look at the Hemp & CBD markets over 2020, as well as what to expect in 2021.

February 11th, 2021

11am to 3pm EST.  Join us for a 4 hour virtual session complete with three unique learning tracks and virtual networking with industry peers. The agenda will be updated weekly as more information unfolds. Attends have the ability to shift between tracks in our virtual session to find the track that is most interesting. 3 Learning Tracks Include:

  • Hemp Fiber
  • Hemp Grain
  • CBD

Confirmed Speakers

Cannabinoids:

  • Volker Bornemann – Avazyme Laboratory
  • Darwin Millard – The Spock of Cannabis
  • Alyssa Jank – Brightfield Group
  • Chip Miller and Stephen Nerlick of Abundant Labs

Fiber

  • Ron Kander – Thomas Jefferson University
  • Greg Wilson – HempWood
  • Jason Finnis – Bast Fibre technologies 
  • Morgan Elliot – IND Hemp

Grain

  • Chad Rosen – Victory Hemp  
  • Hunter Buffington – Hemp Feed Coalition
  • David Becker – The Jacobsen / Fastmarkets

Host Chase Hubbard – The Jacobsen / Fastmarkets

Agenda

All times are in EST.

11:00 am – 11:10 am:

Opening Words, Chase Hubbard, The Jacobsen

11:15 am – 11:50 am:

  • Fiber Track: Morgan Elliott “American Grown Food & Fiber”
  • Grain Track: Chad Rosen “Victory Hemp Foods”
  • CBD Track: Volker Bornemann “Professional Analysis of Cannabinoids”

11:55 am – 12:30 pm:

  • Fiber Track: Greg Wilson “A timber alternative with lower ecologic footprint
  • Grain Track: Hunter Buffington “Hemp in Animal Feeds”
  • CBD Track: Darwin Millard “Advancing the Field of Cannabis/Hemp Through Standardization”

12:35 pm – 1:15 pm:

  • Virtual Networking / Break

1:20 pm – 1:50 pm:

  • Fiber Track: Jason Finnis “Replacing plastic with performance enhanced bast fibres in the global single-use nonwovens industry
  • Grain Track: David Becker “Risk Management Using Options”
  • CBD Track: Alyssa Jank “Trends Driving CBD Forward”

1:55 pm – 2:25 pm:

  • Fiber Track: Ron Kander “Developing Industrial Hemp Applications:  A Systems Approach”
  • Grain Track: Roger Gussiaas “Healthy Oilseeds
  • CBD Track: Chip Miller and Stephen Nerlick “Cannabinoid Extraction”

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm:

  • Keynote Presentation: Chase Hubbard “Opportunities Through Sustainability”

 

Speakers

David Becker

Senior Analyst - Risk Mitigation

David Becker

David Becker is an analyst and portfolio manager with 30 years of experience in the capital markets. Prior to joining The Jacobsen, he worked for 2-investment banks and 3-hedge funds in London and New York, focusing on commodities, fixed income, equities and foreign exchange. David is the editor of The Jacobsen’s Organic & Non-GMO Bulletin.... read more

Volker Bornemann

Speaker: Avazyme Laboratory

Volker Bornemann

Over the past 25 years Volker has held a number of leadership roles in Regulatory Science and Food Safety R &D in the agricultural solutions industry and more recently in environmental and life science laboratory service businesses. He has a wealth of international, operational, business development and technology-related experience, developing and growing science and technology ... read more

Hunter Buffington

Speaker: Hemp Feed Coalition

Hunter Buffington

Hunter Buffington is the Executive Director of the Hemp Feed Coalition, a diverse set of stakeholders from across the United States and Canada. Its members were brought together by their motivation of increasing the health of the planet, our pets and production animals, and ultimately for ourselves. As the Executive Director, Hunter utilizes her experience ... read more

Morgan Elliot

Principal

Morgan Elliot

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Jason Finnis

Speaker: Bast Fibre Technologies

Jason Finnis

Jason has spent nearly 30 years working with hemp and other bast fibres and has hands-on experience in all aspects of the value chain.   He has worked directly with hemp and flax farmers around the world, installed and commissioned 4 decortication/fibre refining lines, owned a bast fibre wet processing facility and commercialized products containing bast ... read more

Chase Hubbard

Senior Analyst - Industrial Hemp

Chase Hubbard

Chase Hubbard earned his degree in Sustainable Agriculture from Warren Wilson College in Asheville, NC and later completed NC State’s Agricultural Leadership Development Program. His career in farm management — including a broad range of crops, livestock, and markets – received widespread local and national recognition for progressive agricultural practices and for mentoring young farmers. ... read more

Roger Gussiaas

Speaker: Healthy Oilseeds

Roger Gussiaas

Roger Gussiaas is the President and Owner of Healthy Oilseeds, LLC in Carrington, ND which he started in 2002. Healthy Oilseeds processes specialty oilseeds including flaxseed, hempseed and borage.  This includes cold press expelling, milling, sifting and roasting.  Healthy Oilseeds has done business in 22 countries and 49 states. Roger started farming in 1979 and ... read more

Alyssa Jank

Speaker: Brightfield Group

Alyssa Jank

Alyssa Jank is the Consulting Services Manager for Brightfield Group. She manages custom projects and consulting services for cannabis and CBD clients ranging from market research to consumer insights to strategy. She has been working and tracking the cannabis market since 2016 after she joined a beer strategy division at Constellation Brands and was tasked ... read more

Dr. Ronald Kander

Speaker: Thomas Jefferson University

Dr. Ronald Kander

Dr. Ron Kander is the Dean of the Kanbar College of Design, Engineering and Commerce and Associate Provost for Applied Research at Thomas Jefferson University. Before joining Jefferson, he was founding Director of the School of Engineering at James Madison University and a faculty member in the Materials Science & Engineering Department at Virginia Tech. ... read more

Darwin Millard

The Spock of Cannabis

Darwin Millard

Darwin Millard is an active member of ASTM International’s technical committee D37 on Cannabis which is an international group dedicated to the development of voluntary consensus standards for the global cannabis/hemp industry. Darwin is the Subcommittee Vicechair of D37.04 on Processing and Handling of Cannabis and Cannabis-derived Products, and the Co-chair of Subcommittee D37.07 on ... read more

Chip Miller

Speaker: Abundant Labs

Chip Miller

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Stephen Nerlick

Speaker: Abundant Labs

Stephen Nerlick

20 years of lab experience between academia and the business world with degrees in molecular biology and biochemistry.  Undergraduate at Rutgers University and graduate school at the University of Miami.  After graduate school worked for a medical testing facility and worked my way up to technical supervisor over gas and liquid chromatography departments. gained experience with federal ... read more

Chad Rosen

Speaker: Victory Hemp

Chad Rosen

Chad Rosen is the Founder & CEO of Victory Hemp Foods, a business-to-business primary food ingredient processing company that develops innovative technology to manufacture hemp grain into premier proteins and oils for applications in food and beverage, skincare and cosmetics, and animal nutrition. Victory Hemp Foods won the 2020 Hemp Innovation ChallengeTM at the World ... read more

Gregory Wilson

Speaker: HempWood

Gregory Wilson

Greg Wilson has spent his career as an engineer in the building materials industry. Educated at both Frostburg and Harvard, Greg has worked in China, Europe, Australia, and North America developing new products and establishing the factories to convert plant fiber into wood composites to replace solid wood. An outdoor enthusiast and serial entrepreneur focusing ... read more

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