The Hemp University Offering Educational Event for NC Farmers, Landowners

Source: The Hemp University
Source: The Hemp University

An educational seminar, “Farming Hemp for Profit,” is coming up April 29, 2017, held by The Hemp University at the Hampton Inn & Suite-Raleigh/Crabtree Valley, 3920 Arrow Drive, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Topics covered include growing and selling industrial hemp in NC, state regulations, Cannabidiol (CBD) oil extraction, fiber production, and much more. Speakers from across the United States come to share their knowledge and help NC’s potential industrial hemp farmers — or CBD oil and product creators — see the path ahead.

This is NOT your typical conference where you sit throughout the day listening to one lecture after another. The “Farming HEMP for Profit” event has been created by documenting the actual process of one farmer and one landowner who has committed to grow hemp this coming April, 2017. This event is about real business building tactics and principles and step-by-step BLUEPRINT to growing and selling industrial hemp.

A part of this “Farming Hemp for Profits” event’s purpose is to help farmers, landowners, and oil/fiber users to network and form connections.

Special sponsor codes are available to purchase tickets at a discounted rate. Tickets at the full-discount are $49 each until  Sunday, April 9, 2017, when tickets go up to $99. The Hemp University may be found at, along with registration and sponsor code(s).

More than 125 attendees are expected and the event is close to selling out.

Have questions? Call Rick Rainbolt at 704.965.8935.

A similar crowd attended this educational seminar in March at the Hemp Inc. fiber processing facility in Spring Hope, North Carolina. Speakers covered the basics of industrial hemp (which is not marijuana), CBD farming and extraction, industrial hemp farming including seed procurement rules, general NC Industrial Hemp Commission temporary rules and regulations (here), hemp harvesting, CBD harvesting, products created by industrial hemp plant components, and crop sales. The day ended in a tour of Hemp Inc.’s Spring Hope processing facility — one of the few processing centers available worldwide.

March 18, 2017 industrial hemp educational seminar in Spring Hope NC. Source: Kay Whatley
March 18, 2017 industrial hemp educational seminar in Spring Hope NC. Source: Kay Whatley

Hemp, Inc.’s first, sold out, educational symposium through The Hemp University, was a huge success with 100 attendees who rated the quality of information presented as excellent. The symposium took place on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Hemp, Inc.’s wholly owned subsidiary, Industrial Hemp Manufacturing, LLC, located at 1436 Highway 581 North, Spring Hope NC.

The one-day educational symposium was an opportunity for landowners and farmers to receive a “specific step-by-step blueprint” on how to grow, sell and profit from farming industrial hemp by using real business tactics and principles, presented by industry experts.

Hemp, Inc. hosted the large group who listened to industry experts William “Wild Bill” Billings, co-founder of the Colorado Hemp Project and a Colorado native with many of Colorado’s largest corporate and family-owned farms; Justin Hamilton, CEO of Hempleton Investment Group, Inc., which owns and operates the first Hemp Farmacy, a model hemp store that can be integrated nationally; Dr. Michael Villa, a professional plant ecologist with a diverse background in research of many different plant communities with extensive experience in wetland ecology, restoration, and creation; Dani Billings, who made a name for herself by spending a lot of time traveling and educating groups, different government officials, speaking at conventions, private events and seminars; Bob Crumley, founder of Crumley-Roberts Attorneys at Law, and the NC Industrial Hemp Association; and, Fen Rascoe, one of the members who was appointed to the NC Industrial Hemp Commission.

Aubree Arias, CEO and Founder of Ecofy along with his partner Rick Rainbolt who produced The Hemp University event were very satisfied with the inaugural event. “We had 100 people attend our inaugural event from 14 states. Our speakers were phenomenal in every way,” noted Arias.

Hemp retail products from all around the country will continue to be showcased at The Hemp University. This “Hemp Hub” will be a one-stop-shop for every aspect of industrial hemp from seed and soil to sale, providing as many resources as possible to the American farmers and landowners to successfully grow hemp and have sales channels for the potential 25,000 products the industrial hemp industry can produce.

For those interested in attending, teaching, touring the hemp field, and touring the hemp processing facility or showcasing your company’s hemp products, at The Hemp University April event, visit

To see video highlights of The Hemp University’s first educational symposium, visit Hemp Inc. CEO Bruce Perlowin’s social media posts where one-minute video updates are posted frequently by Mr. Perlowin. He also highlights hemp growers all over America, growing hemp in the future, and other relevant hemp-related facts. In fact, he may joint venture with some of the hemp growers he met.

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