HGI's most recent symposium was held in Oklahoma City on August 25th, 2018. Oklahoma recently passed their Industrial Hemp law with great excitement and HGI believes they will become a leader in the sector. HGI thanks everyone who attended and looks forward to a long and successful relationship with Oklahoma growers!
Next Symposium to be Announced Soon!
Hi, this is Rick Rainbolt. We invite you to attend the Growing Hemp for Yield, Oklahoma event on August 25th, 2018. Industrial Hemp is now legal in Oklahoma and all of you are in a position to leverage this opportunity.
After six (6) sold-out symposiums in North Carolina, HGI is bringing its entire All-Star team to Oklahoma for symposium number seven (7)! We're on a mission to help landowners, growers, and farmers add a newly viable, profitable income stream while creating American jobs. We'll be covering A-Z topics on growing for fiber, seed, and Cannabidiol Industrial Hemp.
The most important fundamental to your success in the Industrial Hemp industry is getting the proper education. From our experience, starting back in 2017 here in North Carolina, the biggest point of difference to your success will be your level of knowledge.
“In this new industry, not having the proper education… can be very expensive”.
Walk the Talk
Our team of expert speakers and consultants have successfully consulted on developing fourteen (14) Indoor/greenhouse grow facilities for our clients that are all growing Cannabinoid Industrial Hemp. Our Mastery Grow Coaching team, partners with farmers and growers in the development of grow room facilities, greenhouses and outdoor Cannabinoid operations.
Our expert speakers and coaches come to you with years proven experience in growing hemp and running successful grow operations. For those who have an interest in being involved in this industry, this event is for you.
We look forward to seeing you on August 25th, 2018.
President, Hemp Geo Institute
PS: Our six previous symposiums in North Carolina sold-out quickly and I expect the same with your Oklahoma event. The event venue can only accommodate 200 attendees, so get your tickets asap.
We have taken the Best-of-the-Best from our six most popular events, updated vital information and bring it to you on
August 25th in Oklahoma City, OK.
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This is accomplished by providing students and clients with the most current and best practice information the industry has to offer. The OK CITY symposium features industry leaders from around the nation teaching how to successfully grow industrial hemp for the highest yield possible.
The OK City symposium will help farmers, growers and entrepreneurs, from analyzing start-up costs and return on investment to finding a grow methodology that works for you. You will be one step closer to becoming a Master Hemp Grower.
Hemp Geo Institute symposiums allow organic business relationships to flourish proving a breeding ground for new growth within the industry. These events also give industry vendors the opportunity to plug into this powerful network to sell and market their products.
Hemp Geo Institute incorporates organic agricultural practices with renewable energy technologies to accelerate opportunity, maintain true organic value of the plants medicinal potential and exemplify environmental stewardship.
Training Sessions #1.
Learn the seven (7) phases of building an indoor facility and 'Perpetual Revenue' Models, from cultivation to harvest --
from processing to distribution.
The Art and Science of INDOOR Growing module is designed for those who are completely committed to achieving the very highest standards in this emerging and profitable industry. Committed to developing world class venues that are hygienically built to produce the finest possible cannabinoid Industrial Hemp plants.
The Growers who will WIN big in the indoor sector, are the ones who simply commit to nothing less than excellence!
Tiffany will Join Rick in this session and is one of the smartest and most popular event leaders. Tiffany has spoken at several symposiums and is personally growing several acres of cannabinoid Industrial Hemp this year.
The seven phases will be presented by hands-on expert Master Growers, (See Bio’s Below) Growing consistent world-class Cannabinoid (CBD) Industrial Hemp requires both Art and Science. This approach includes an understanding of environmental controls, pest management, nutrient uptake, lighting, soil health, and watering systems and so much more.
Hemp Geo Institute trainers and experts can prevent you from easily falling victim to costly mistakes and imbalances that will reduce your CBD grow’s yield, quality and consistency. Small mistakes can cost you a substantial amount of money and can be avoided with proper training.
As Hemp Geo Institute's Director of Education, Brittany leads the Institute’s Master Grower coaching division. She will give you critical information to one of your most important and costly aspects to Indoor Industrial Hemp growing… Lighting. Brittany utilizes testing procedures and a lighting lab to determine efficacy of different lighting fixtures for multiple growing environments. Hemp Geo Institute will not make lighting recommendations to clients without proper data. One bad mistake in lighting decisions can cost grower’s thousands of dollars.
Training Sessions #2.
Learn how the discovery of cannabinoids has ear marked one of the most fascinating health discoveries in scientific medicine.
You will leave with a better understanding of what CBD is, the various forms or methods of ingestion, and how it can help you achieve your Health & Wellness goals quicker and safer than more traditional methods.
You will learn what cannabinoids are and how they are linked to the human body. This session will teach you how to safely use CBD oil, the benefits and side effects of using CBD, and the opportunity CBD products offer to those who need pain relief and treatment.
CBD oil can help individuals with more diverse ailments than any other medicine offered by health professionals and has brought significant relief to countless adults and children all over the world. You will learn how the body has a system designed just for cannabinoids.
Learn the Pros and Cons of various high-tech extraction methods, including new extraction technology coming for 2018.
This session will discuss how cannabinoids are extracted from hemp, the different methods of extraction and the cost and pricing of extraction equipment. The process of extraction draws the cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids out of the plant material and into concentrated hemp oil.
You will hear from Erik Larson on various methods of extracting cannabinoids that can be done once you have harvested your crop. This will be Erik’s fourth (4th) symposium appearance and is one of our most popular presenters. He’s simply AWESOME!
New Extraction Technology for 2018
You will learn about some of the latest extraction Technologies that are designed to maintain the “ORGANIC VALUE” and at the same time are scalable, efficient, clean and add maximum value to high CBD Hemp crops.
The result is whole plant concentrates that smell, taste, work and test better than anything the industry has seen. The first process to maintain the true organic value of the plants medicinal potential, is never heating it up and never beating it up.
There is a strong trend that clients are demanding only the highest possible protocols that create the best products with the greatest range of nutritional impact and effectiveness. Hemp Geo Institute will help you find which extraction method is most suitable to your needs whether you are developing a product line or safely extracting for yourself.
Training Sessions #3.
Learn the economics of growing cannabinoid hemp in three main categories… Hemp for Fiber – Hemp for Seeds – Hemp for CBD.
You will be given the macro and microeconomics to… HOW MUCH CAN YOU EARN PER ACRE AT YOUR OWN FARM or INDOOR growing facility. Breaking it down to how many milligrams of refined CBD oil you can expect, how to calculate and the going retail and wholesale rates.
There are a lot of reasons why one has the passion for being involved in the Industrial Hemp movement; One big reason is the Economics. It’s one of the most common questions asked… How Much Money Can I Make?
We will give you an Industrial Hemp Economic Blueprint, broken into three Economic divisions…
1. Hemp for Fiber
2. Hemp for Seeds
3. Hemp for CBD
Learn the economics on all phases including infrastructure costs on indoor Industrial Hemp Cannabinoid growing. How much you can expect to invest to develop your growing operation. As an example; You will learn the different price points and quality scales for indoor grow lights. Even in a small 800 SQFT facility, pricing can fluctuate by several thousand dollars.
Preston Gardner is a true professional and respected throughout the Hemp industry with vast experience in the Hemp Analytic sector. Preston and Erik Larson are leading the research team to present your Economic Blueprint data for this event.
Finally, we wanted to present the overall market potential. In the "State of Hemp 2018" market report, the Hemp Business Journal estimated that the total retail value of all hemp products sold in the U.S. in 2016 hit at least $688 million. As per their estimates, the entire U.S. hemp industry could grow to $1.8 billion in sales by 2020, largely driven by hemp foods, body care and CBD-based products.
“The data demonstrates clearly that despite hemp remaining heavily restricted throughout the U.S., the industry is still growing quickly at twenty-two percent (22%) with hemp CBD products showing a 63 percent AGR in 2016”. Sean Murphy, founder and publisher of the Hemp Business Journal, said during a recent conversation.
At Hemp Geo Institute, we have worked endlessly to bring you the best possible speakers, trainers and coaches. We feel this first event in Oklahoma 2018… Growing Hemp for Yield, has the strongest line-up of speakers to date and will be our biggest and best event, by-far, on August 25th, 2018 in Oklahoma City, OK.
At the end of the day, ALL of the Speakers will come on stage and have an open Q&A session. We encourage questions throughout the day, however because we have to keep the event on track, questions are limited.
Any unanswered question(s) you have, write them down so they get answered at our Speaker, Consultant Q&A session.
A Greater Cause…
The mission is to help landowners and farmers add a new viable and profitable income stream by maximizing their per-acre crop revenue and to create American jobs.
The vision of Hemp Geo Institute is to make a difference, so America once again becomes one of the largest hemp producers in the world.
LIMITED CLASSROOM SIZE
The Hemp Geo Institute is committed to achieving the very highest standards in this emerging and profitable industry. Our dedicated team of experts will help guide each attendee through the process of being successful in the Industrial Hemp industry.
Those who will WIN big in the industry are the ones who simply commit to nothing less than excellence and work together as a team. The Hemp Geo Institute is proud to bring to you the top experts who have Walked-the-Talk with a successful track-record in this industry.
Hemp Buying and Selling Network
Establishing key relationships and securing agreements to sell your fiber, seeds, clones, flowers and oils is as important as anything else. The KEY fundamental is getting engaged at the very beginning of this modern Industrial Hemp movement.
So, whether you are a grower, or partner with a vested interest, Mastery Grow Coaching team members have a unique mutual passion and equal opportunity that allows a safe meeting ground for independent motivated individuals to make a local difference.
Remember, this is just the beginning, Hemp has room to grow in every industry and it is us, together that can establish healthy roots in regenerative practices.
Meet Your Instructors
Hemp Geo Institute
Dir of Education/Co-Founder
Hemp Geo Institute
Aqueous Technologies, Inc
Green Thumb Health Co
CVC Partners, LLC Economist Analyst
Wind Solar USA
Meet Tiffany Fess
Tiffany Fess is currently a PhD candidate at West Virginia University in Agricultural Sciences with a focus on determining nutritional and genetic differences between crops produced using organic and mineral N fertilization. She’s passionate about breeding crops for organic systems and works closely with the Student Organic Seed Symposium (SOSS), acting as a planning committee member for the 2015 meeting in Madison, WI.
Additionally, she’s a founding and sitting Board of Directors member for the newly created Society of Organic Seed Professionals (SOSP). In 2017, she and her business partners started the Green Thumb Health Co, an industrial hemp growing operation in Morgantown, WV.
Tiffany has been an advocate and contributor at all of the Hemp Geo Institute events and the industry as a whole. HGI is proud to now have Tiffany as an instructor and the entire Industrial Hemp Industry will greatly benefit!
Meet Erik Larson
Erik is an entrepreneur, inventor, and product developer with a 25-year track record of bridging gaps between business developers, engineers, and production floors. In 2015, when the state of Oregon legalized recreational cannabis, Erik saw an opportunity to offer his much needed expertise to the rapidly growing industry. Combining his experience in advanced design and engineering, he has now fully invested his skills in the rapidly evolving cannabis and hemp businesses.
Erik’s list of accomplishments in the Cannabis and Hemp industry is substantial. He has co-founded a hemp processing technology company called Aqueous Technology, LLC located in Grants Pass, Oregon. Aqueous Technology's focus is providing end-to-end integrated technology solutions from harvest to wholesale. Its mission is to guarantee consistency to the customer, profitability to the farmer, and success to the network of processors. Erik and his co-founders have developed a proprietary Aqueous Water Processing technology that never uses solvents, high heats or super critical pressures. This first-to-market process delivers results to full spectrum whole-plant concentrates, aqueous beverages, nutraceuticals and raw materials for the medical, edible and infusible markets.
Another expression of Erik’s creativity and talent is his love for music. He currently plays lead guitar in the Space Funk band LIQUID located in Ashland, Oregon. He is the co-inventor of the CymaScope, an instrument for making sound visible. Other studies and applications used in his design and business endeavors are Phiometry, BioGeometry, BioMimicry and Vortex Based Mathematics. He is proficient in using SolidWorks, SolidWorks Flow Simulation, 3D printing, database and enterprise software tools, and of course, nature…
Erik is a sought-after educator, speaker and consultant in the cannabis and industrial hemp industry and Hemp Geo Institute is excited to have Erik speak at the Oklahoma... Growing Hemp for Yield event!
Meet Preston Gardner
As a market research analyst contributing to New Leaf Data Services and Cannabis Benchmarks®, Preston Gardner has over seven years’ experience analyzing alternative energy, biopharmaceutical, financial services, and petroleum. Previously, Preston has worked with The Vanguard Group, Wachovia Securities / Wells Fargo Advisors, MetLife Securities, and LPL Financial, primarily in the areas of business development and financial analysis.
He has been assigned to research the cannabis-infused oil market, including products containing CBD, CBN, and THC in order to provide transparency to cultivators, dispensaries, investors, traders, and cannabis market participants through validated production cost data and standardized benchmark price assessments.
Preston received his Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, his MBA from Wake Forest University, a Juris Doctor from Thomas Jefferson School of Law (specializing in compliance and regulatory law), as well as a Masters in Finance from Boston College. He currently resides in Palm Springs, California with his wife and two dogs.
Meet Michelle Knox
WindSolarUSA, Inc., is a turn-key renewable energy company located in Central Illinois. Michelle began her research and development of WSUSA in September of 2008 with a goal of helping all market segments to invest in their own clean energy future while attaining a desired level of self-sufficiency.
Michelle received her training through the Midwest Renewable Energy Association in Custer, WI and is a Certified Site Assessor for both solar photovoltaics and solar thermal. She is currently finishing the requirements to obtain the same certification for wind and recently completed coursework to obtain an additional certificate for PV Design and Technical Sales.
WSUSA has developed multiple photovoltaic projects ranging in size from 1kW to 120kW as well as several wind projects. She has written and been awarded multiple grants from USDA Rural Development’s Rural Energy for American Program (REAP), Rural Business Development Grant (RBDG), Community Facilities Grant, as well as the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation for educational projects at schools.
Michelle is an advocate and promoter of renewable education and uses her knowledge, teaching and fundraising skills to further the advancement of the solar market world-wide. In addition, she served on the board of the Illinois Solar Energy Association (ISEA) from January of 2013 through December 2016. Michelle presently serves as co-chair for ISEA’s Municipal/Cooperative Utility Committee and serves on the board of Sustainable Springfield, Inc.
As a Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) Registered Training Provider, she is training students to be site assessors, designers and PV sales representatives. WSUSA is a female owned business that is registered with the State of Illinois and the Small Business Administration.
Michelle is married to her husband, Jim; she has a daughter, Mikella, and a stepson, Corey.
Meet Brittany Johnson
As Hemp Geo Institute’s Director of Education, Brittany manages the comprehensive curriculum development for the symposiums and Master Grow Coaching division. In addition, she leads the Institute’s Master Grower Coaching division in the development of indoor/greenhouse facility development. As head of the Mastery Grow Coaching division, she partners with growers in the development of the client’s infrastructure from prototyping layouts, lighting design, automatic water and feeding systems, environmental controls, clone selection, through to processing.
Hemp Geo Institute’s team along with Brittany’s leadership have consulted on developing fourteen (14) indoor/greenhouse grow facilities that are in full operational growing mode.
With an education and career in sustainable technologies, structures, and environments, she has a driving passion for Industrial Hemp becoming one of the most widely used renewable resources in the textile, construction, and transportation sectors.
Meet Rick Rainbolt
Rick is currently the Founder/President of Hemp Geo Institute with a focus on an innovative process that maintains the True Organic Value or “Composition” of the hemp plants’ medicinal potential without the added physical deterioration which distorts the final product. The result is full-spectrum, whole plant concentrates that smell, taste, test and work better than anything the industry has seen before. Rick calls this process… Organic Integrity through Eco-Geo Sustainable Efficacy.
Rick and his team teach hemp growing and extracting protocols through HGI's symposiums and coaching programs. To date, there have been six (6) sold-out symposiums attracting attendees from 28-states and the coaching division has consulted on developing fourteen (14) indoor/greenhouse grow facilities that are in full operational growing mode.
Rick has played a role in the Legislative process in helping states become legal to grow Industrial Hemp in addition to consulting on developing the rules packages. Helping other states become legal to grow Industrial Hemp, in addition to having helped dozens of individuals navigate permit application process, is one of Rick’s way of giving back to the Hemp community.
On the personal side of life, Ricky’s DNA is founded in his love for his amazing wife (Robin) of twelve (12) years. One of their passions, real farm-fresh organic whole food nutrition along with outdoor human-powered activities; is the key to being healthy and happy. They call it… Human-Powered Happiness!
HGI MASTERY GROW COACHING
HGI team of expert speakers and consultants have successfully consulted on developing fourteen (14) Indoor/greenhouse grow facilities for clients that are growing, full-spectrum Cannabinoid-rich Industrial Hemp. Our Mastery Grow Coaching program partners with growers in the development of grow room facilities, greenhouses and outdoor Cannabinoid operations.
There are minimum qualification standards that need to be reached prior to being considered to joining the Mastery Grow Coaching program. One of the most important standards to qualifying is being completely committed to using organic and sustainable practices in this emerging industry.
Their dedicated team of experts help guide the Mastery Grow Coaching members from cultivation to harvest and from processing to distribution. Mastery Grow Coaching members are a unique group of Industrial Hemp growers with the advantage of teamwork, synergy and resource sharing.
Simply Put… Our mission is to get you…
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