This Week on the ‘Lo Down: Hemp Fiber and Grain
Curious about farming hemp for fiber and grain? This week on our webinar, we’re talking with Tom Dermody of Bija Hemp and International Hemp Solutions (IHS).
Date: April 16, 2020
Time: Noon-1pm PT
Please register using the form on this page, and we will email you the link and details to log on by phone or computer.
What You’ll Learn About Hemp Fiber and Grain
- Purpose and uses
- Farming & production nuances
- Dual purpose seed
- Marketplace insights
About Tom Dermody, Vice President of Strategic Development for International Hemp Solutions
Tom is a hemp industry veteran with a background in non- and for-profit business. As a graduate of the University of Maryland, he began his career in Washington D.C. working for the National Family Farm Coalition and Citizen Trade Campaign Ag Division. Following the passage of the 2014 Farm Bill, Tom relocated to Colorado and became the founding staff member of the Industrial Hemp Research Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, which assisted in the development of the public-private model that has played a key role in the growth of the U.S. hemp industry thus far.
Tom joined the Bija Hemp team in November of 2017 and manages all aspects of operations ranging from licensing, procurement, and distribution of certified seed across Europe, the Americas, and Australia. Apart from his responsibilities to Bija Hemp and its parent company International Hemp Solutions, Tom serves on the Steering Committee of the Colorado Hemp Agricultural Advancement Group, the Banking and Insurance subcommittee of the Colorado Hemp Advancement and Management Plan, the Colorado Hemp Research Authority Working Group, and is a board member of the U.S. Hemp Growers Association.
About the ‘Lo Down
HiLo wants to serve its farmers and the greater hemp community with the latest and best information available, especially during this time of uncertainty. We’re talking to farmers every day, fielding the questions and sharing our best advice, so these ‘Lo Down webinars are designed to do just that online.
Join us every week on Thursday at lunchtime to hear what we’re hearing, and get your questions answered.