The Texas Hemp Industries Association is a state chapter of the Hemp Industries Association (HIA), a nonprofit trade organization established to represent and educate politicians, farmers, businesses and consumers on the economic and ecological benefits of industrial hemp.

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the Next STX, ETX, NTX Regional Meetings

What a joy it was to come together for the inaugural TXHIA Regional Conference! 

The feedback has been overwhelming positive though we are aware of various items that need improvement, mainly a smoother registration process and printed materials, etc.  Given the event came together in such a short time frame with such tremendous attendance, we now have the first one under our belt and anticipate each event getting better and better.  Importantly, we were able to elect Al Crisp as the WTX interim board member, the first farmer board member for the first of four regions. 

 

Please be patient as we go about establishing a foundation for this association.  It is anticipated that we will have our annual state convention sometime in February or March once the TDA has released the rules so that we can have education on the regulations.  At this annual state conference, there will be board member elections for 2 or possible more board seats – yet to be established.  The other board seats would be for industry veterans to help guide the farmer community and facilitate processing opportunities to benefit TXHIA members.

 

Ideally the next regional events will attract another group of informative, industry speakers.  Hopefully it will be at a venue similar to the Cactus Hotel, the rural dinner/social venue like the Christoval Vineyard, with entertainment of the quality of Urban Pioneers, the fabulous food from a rural caterer like the Rogue Kitchen provided with 100 lbs of grass-fed beef donated from ranchers like Winters Family and a coffee donor like Longhorn Coffee Co.  Similar venues and wonderful people to work with are out there, we just need to find them and share in the privilege of structuring the new, exciting Texas hemp industry.

 

In the meantime, we hope to connect interested parties to each other to help facilitate orderly production and processing of the three main cultivars for 1. protein (seed, seed oil, seed cake), 2. essential oil (CBD, CBG) and 3. fiber (bast fiber and hurd).  Much work is taking place in spite of the many unknowns.  As communicated by TDA Assistant Commissioner, Dan Hunter, it was recommended for no one to enter into contracts in this current state of the Texas hemp industry.

Cotton gin session has already begun in South Texas and will start in other parts of Texas in late September and October.  If possible, we anticipate conducting the other three regional meetings before mid-October so that farmers are able to attend and the association can elect interim farmer board members and regional representatives from our county coordinators for the STX, ETX, NTX regions.  To do so, we need your help to scout out the next venues and determine the level of interest for speakers, sponsors, vendors and attendees.    

 

I will setup event reservations links for speakers, sponsors, vendors and attendees to determine level of interest and ability to setup STX quickly. Local STX attendees would be given priority for ticket purchases.

 

Come fill out a questionnaire below and put in a reservation for upcoming STX, ETX and NTX regional meeting as an attendee, speaker, vendor or sponsor. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Date and locations are to be determined.
As soon as dates and locations are established, you will receive an email of where to go to register.

 

It is anticipated that the Monday and Tuesday day of speakers and our Monday evening dinner and social that includes drinks and meals  (3 events) will be

$75 each or $225 for All Events.

 

There will be 50 tickets for each event available to purchase by the event. 

There will be an early bird
TXHIA Member + 1 guest for $225 for All Events..


Get to know your
District Coordinators!

THIS IS NOT A TICKET - Questionaire and Reservation for Regional Meetings
Time is TBD
Location is TBD
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Tentative, Anticipated Agenda

Mezzanine for Vendor Display

Open to the Public

Setup- 8:00 - 8:30 - Monday

Take Down  5:00 - 5:30 Tuesday

Accessible by the Public

8:30 - 4:30 - Monday

8:30 - 4:30 - Tuesday

Room: should provide  easy access from speaker room.. 

MONDAY AND TUESDAY 

6' Vendor Tables and 2 chairs with white cloth

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 8:30 -  9:00    Registration
 

 9:00 -  9:45    Welcome

                       -  Coleman Hemphill, TXHIA President

                     -   Sheila Hemphill, TXHIA Executive Director                                    -  Introduction of TXHIA Board Members

                         -  Meet and Greet  

                         -  Hemp 101

                         -  Introduction of County Coordinators
 

 9:45 - 10:45    Business and Product Development,
                           Farmer Contracting / Financing

                     -   2 Speakers

10:45 - 11:00   Sponsored Break 

                      

11:00 - 11:30    Farming Practices

                     -  1 Speaker 

                

11:30 -  12:00   Speaker Panel Q&A Moderated by TXHIA TBD 
                         Vendor Descriptions

12:00 - 1:00     LUNCH

  1:00 -  2:00   Feminized seed, Processing and Equipment
                      -  2 Speakers

                        

2:00 - 3:00     Fiber Growing, Processing, and

                          Manufacturing

                     -  1 Speaker

                                                       

  3:00 - 3:15    Sponsored Break - TBD

  3:15 - 3:45    Building with Hempcrete
                     -  1 Speaker

                                           

  3:45  - 4:30    Speaker Panel Q&A  Moderated by TXHIA TBD 

  

              4:30   Adjourn

                         

 
  7:00 - 9:00    Dinner / Social Rural  Indoor / Outdoor Venue if possible - heat may be a limiting factor
                       
 
                    

Moderated by TBD 

  

Monday

Growing, Processing and Manufacturing for Grain, Fiber and Cannabinoids.

8:30 - 4:30 - Lunch included

Room: Should hold 250 with 15 tables
(10 seats per table) and 100 chairs or 250 at tables.  Preferable round tables.


Tables should include white or black table cloths.

Price: $350 per day plus fees for podium, and audio for 9 hours

Need 5 hour access to room on Sunday afternoon for setup and until 6:00 PM on Tuesday for take down.

Access to meeting room with additional tables for 100 chair attendees and ancillary meetings.

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 8:30 -  9:30    Registration

 

 9:30 -  9:40    Welcome -  History of the TXHIA

                         Sheila Hemphill, TXHIA Executive Director
 

 9:40 - 10:00   State of the Hemp Industry in Texas

                          Coleman Hemphill, TXHIA President

                         

10:00 - 10:45   USDA Rules, TX Rules, Licensing and Seed

                           Certification and/Approval.

                          TDA or Legislative Speaker

                         

10:45 - 11:00   Sponsored Break - TBD

11:00 - 12:00   Cannabinoid Testing for Production                                                 Optimization and Compliance

                      -   2 Speakers

                                          

12:00 - 1:00     LUNCH

  1:00 -  1:30    USDA Crop Insurance Update

                      -  AgriLogic Consulting

                        - Madelyn Nunez

                                 

  1:30 - 2:45     Seed Genetics and Cultivation Best Practices

                     -  2 Speakers

  2:45 - 3:00    Sponsored Break - TBD

  3:00 - 4:00    Fiber, Production, Processing End Uses

                      -   2 Speakers


   4:00 - 5:00   TXHIA Members Only Business Meeting

                          Election of Interim Regional TXHIA Board  
                         Member

 

AUGUST 6TH

Legislative and Crop Insurance Update

Cultivation and Best Practices 

8:30 - 5:30 - Lunch included

Room:  Ballroom

THIS IS NOT A TICKET - Questionaire and Reservation for Regional Meetings
Time is TBD
Location is TBD

Sponsors or Vendors  who qualify as a Legacy Supporter (over $500) will submit two individual's name to go on the Legacy Page 

(See support tiers)

No Company Names


Event Sponsors 

$1,000

in $ or In-Kind Donations

 

Video Sponsor:

$2,000

Grass-fed Beef Sponsor:

100 lbs

Hospitality Beverage Sponsor:
$750 - $1,000

 

Acknowledgements during event, on website and event display materials.

All vendors must be preapproved

Space is needed for 10 tables minimum

 

Attention CBD Vendors

Products must be labeled and have COAs available

on-site or via QR codes

(No Flower or Smokables)

Legacy Vendors

$500 - One 6' Table and 2 Chairs. plus

two  individual's names will be listed as Legacy  Supporters. 

(No Company Names)

Great for Family and Small Businesses.

Standard Vendors

$300 - One 6' Table and 2 chairs

Acknowledgements during event, on website and event display materials.

 

Break Sponsors:

Coffee  - $200 per day

Tea / Water - $150 per day

Break Snacks - $250 per day

Acknowledgements during event, on website and event display materials.

Come be a sponsor for our event and be listed on our Legacy Supporters page.  There's only one chance to be remembered as a primary contributor to the development of the hemp industry for the great
State of Texas.
 
Event Sponsors will be displayed at the events and on the
Legacy Supporter page.:  
 
Oil Supporters: ($3,001 - $5,000)
Seed Supporters ($1,001 - $3,000)
Fiber Supporter ($500 - $1,000)
 
** higher tiers are listed on the Supporters page. 
Contact Us - to be a sponsor 325.226.3683
TXHIA Members will need to select a free ticket for their guest. 
Please put the guest's name in the last field of registration.
Not a TXHIA member?  click here to join.