County Coordinators (CC) Needed!
Texas Hemp Industries Association
306 A East 3rd Street
Austin, TX 78701
For more information contact:
Executive Director / 325.226.3683
The year 2019 will go down in history as a pivotal moment when hemp is welcomed home to Texas. There is much work to be done and this is our chance to have dramatic, positive change for agriculture and the many industrial uses for hemp from the primary strains for:
- seed (grain, seed oil, protein)
- essential oil (Cannabidiol-CBD)
- fiber (bast fibers and hurd)
The TXHIA has had limited funding for activities and legislative action. The scope of the needs for education and member services is surpassing a volunteer basis and membership and sponsorship are essential to attract quality, paid staff.
In order to coordinate the sharing of information to facilitate best practices for hemp farming, processing, sales and marketing information, compliance requirements, etc., the TXHIA will be establishing districts and regional areas to accommodate local and on-line meet ups.
TXHIA is modeling the state districts following the Texas Farm Bureau’s 13 district designations. The districts will be grouped into four regional areas (N,S,E,W) depicted as colored circles on map with headquarters in Austin area.
The plan may vary as we adapt to what works best.
We are looking for County Coordinators who can commit to the following responsibilities and must have:
- good organization and people skills,
- works well with others - no drama.
- communicate and present in a professional manner.
- time to take phone calls with TXHIA and from interested parties,
- texting, email and Facebook access with computer skills with Word and Excel,
- web skills and a head shot photo are a plus.
The County Coordinator MUST BE A TXHIA MEMBER and in some instances, one coordinator may cover several counties or multiple coordinators may be in one large county. Above all they need to be an individual who has the farmers and their communities best interest at heart. When the farmers and our communities are successful, we all benefit.
NON-PAID RESPONSIBILITIES TO INCLUDE:
A. County Coordinators who are in or desire to be in the hemp industry as farmers, retailers, consultants equipment seller, etc. will be required to give full disclosure at meetings, to callers and inquiries directed to the TXHIA. Coordinators agree not to solicit for personal business on these types of calls but rather direct callers to the TXHIA directory page where they can see all Sponsors (including the CC) who support the association.
B. County Coordinators agree to conduct themselves in an appropriate manner in dress and speech. County Coordinators should be of good moral character in regard to business dealings. People in agriculture often live in the same area for decades and everyone pretty much knows everyone so if you have been involved in questionable business practices, we will find out and you will be dismissed.
1. A commitment to raise $500 for each county you represent to fund the TXHIA.
Subsequent meet up goal should be to raise $500 which could be 1, $500 donation, 20 TXHIA members at $25 per member +1 related person (50 total) or 10- $50 non-member attendees. Revenue above $500 raised from attendance fees for each event will be available to reimburse County Coordinator for expense receipts up to $250.
2. Determination of best option for meeting locations that provides WIFI access, determine seating capacity, projector and projection screen or large TV (cables required, HDMI, etc.), microphone availability and parking availability, etc. Meeting location should provide easy access, does not need to be fancy and should not require paid or permitted parking. Can be a restaurant and have a "Dutch treat" meal, apartment community room, Elk's lodge, VFW halls, church hall, junior college or library meeting rooms, etc.
3. Try to generate a $500 event sponsor who will have their logo on all 8.5 x 11 information flyers and displayed on 11X14 event posters and on posted TXHIA regional webpage.
4. Offer monthly subscriptions to the Marketplace directory where their names and logos will be displayed by interest under the district webpages on this website's members only page. monthly directory fees for District areas are:
Legend: C- CBD, F-Fiber, G-Grain, S-Seed.
Introductory directory monthly fees:
Farmer (F-C, F-F, F-G, F-S) - $20
Laborer (L-C, L-F, L-G, L-S) - $10
Processor (PC, PF, PG, PS) - $75
Manufacturer (MC, MF, MG, MS) - $75
Corporate Retailers (R-C, R-F, R-G, R-S) - $125
Corporate Wholesaler (W-C, W-F, W-G, W-S) - $125
Vendors – (implement ie combines, grain drills, irrigation equipment, etc.)
(V-C, V-F, V-G, V-S )- $150
Soil Supplementation (S-C, S-F, S-G, S-S) - $150
Testing (T-C, T-F, T-G, T-S) - $150
Investors (I-C, I-F, I-G, I-S) - $150
Consultants (C-C, C-F, C-G, C-S) - $150
Brokers (B-C, B-F, B-G, B-S) - $150