Cannabis Farmers face new and complex challenges from all directions.
Now there’s one event that brings them all together to find the solutions.
Cannabis Farmers face new and complex challenges from all directions.
Now there’s one event that brings them all together to find the solutions.
Today’s cannabis farm environment is as complex as ever: Production costs continue to rise, with narrowing margins and flat growth. Master Growers are harder to come by and harder to keep. Outdoor growing seasons are less and less predictable. And there’s an influx of new cannabis agrotechnologies that have the indisputable power to drive your cannabis growth forward. How do you navigate the options? How do you adapt and keep pace? CANNAFARM CON is a breakthrough event assembling the entire specialty cannabis farming spectrum in one smart, connected space that’s focused on providing real solutions with proven success. Here, you’ll connect firsthand with cutting-edge industry leaders and forward thinkers offering tangible ideas and practical applications for all areas of cannabis agriculture—from pre-production to post-harvest. With two immersive days offering exclusive content and keynotes alongside vetted exhibits and interactive experiences, CANNAFARM CON has everything you need to lead your farm forward in one comprehensive, game-changing event.
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Must be 21+ to enter the exhibit floor
August 1-2, 2019
Paradise Point Resort
San Diego, CA
That’s right, we are dedicating an entire day to the science of extraction, featuring the one and only, John Mackay, PhD.
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Event begins at 9:00AM
Paradise Point Resort & Spa
San Diego, CA
As the Cannabis industry evolves, all aspects of the industry should mature as well. This includes cultivation. Since cannabinoids and terpenes are the building blocks of most industry products we are dependent on highly potent flowers as our starting point. As with most commodities cost is a huge factor this is no different when looking at indoor cultivation facilities. This is why the future of indoor cultivation will see advances made that decrease the cost of production while increasing both the quality of the plants chemical constituents and the yield per square foot. This keynote will examine the ways in which technology can facilitate more efficient cultivation facilities. Cultivation 3.0. The future of indoor boutique cannabis cultivation.
This presentation will engage the audience in a scientific discussion of the symbiotic relationship between sunlight, living soil, and genetics that produces truly healing full-plant medicine. The discussion will highlight advances in biomimicry technology that are bringing these environmental conditions to support outdoor farmers or for indoor commercial-scale cultivation, allowing for the creation of indoor microclimates that emulate the bioregions where cannabis evolved. Attendees will gain scientific insights into the crucial role of sunlight frequencies, soil biology, and the relationship between these environmental conditions and cannabis genetic expression. This approach promises true phenotypical and chemotypical genetic expression of landrace, heirloom, and medicinal plants. This offers unique and diverse terpene/cannabinoid profiles with far-reaching medicinal, craft quality, and sustainable/efficient cultivation potential.
As the legalization of medical and recreational use of cannabis continues to sweep across the U.S., more cannabis businesses are looking to expand into new markets. Owners and operators often try to expand at an unrealistic and risky pace. Rules and regulations vary from state to state, so it's important to set yourself up for success by becoming well-versed in the regulatory landscape, complete the appropriate due diligence, and make market-specific adjustments. Also, it's necessary to implement policies to satisfy safety and compliance requirements, avoid potential pitfalls, and build a strong foundation for long-term operations, growth, and sustainability. Erik Knutson will share his first-hand experience from starting Keef Brands 10 years ago in Colorado as one of the first to infuse beverages, to successfully breaking into national and international markets, including California, Arizona, Michigan, Nevada, Puerto Rico, and Jamaica, and consistently overcoming challenges as an MSO.
Cannabis cultivation & extraction operations face increasing demands for faster turnaround times and higher quality of product; to address this PerkinElmer will present on new analytical solutions, that can be used at-line in a cultivation site or extraction lab, that allow operators to grow higher quality flower and extract cleaner oil. Sample throughput, detection limits for selected chemistry classes, and cost of ownership will be highlighted in this session
If you are new to farming, or a 5th generation farmer, this session is for you! The hemp industry is in its infant stages – and Titan has identified components many famers don’t know, they don’t know. Learn the ideal situations to get into and what to look for. Walk away with clarity and with a sense of confidence knowing you can navigate this fast-growing industry, empowered with information spanning the spectrum of microservices, from seed to sale™.
This presentation will focus on the genetic testing tools that Medicinal Genomics has developed to enhance crop productivity, identify desirable traits, and detect harmful plant pathogens. Specifically focusing on testing for gender, various cannabinoid synthases, and different cannabis plant pathogens like fusarium, powdery mildew, and botrytis.
An overview discussion of the agronomic principles and technics that are used to manage fertility and irrigation inputs. Along with Technologies that are useful in making agronomic decisions, and how automation plays a role in the implementation process of inputs in indoor and outdoor production facilities.
How does cannabis make cannabinoids? And why does the plant make them in the first place? This talk will focus on the biosynthesis of cannabinoids, demonstrating how cannabis sativa makes cannabinoids, and some of the hypotheses for why it would do so in the first place. (Surely not just for the recreational and medicinal effects experienced by humans…) After discussing the “natural” synthesis of cannabinoids, new advances in the production of cannabinoids will be discussed. These new methods include genetically modifying hemp using techniques such as CRISPR and gene transplant to make cannabinoids in yeast.
How can you optimize your cultivation operation while balancing needs for both infrastructure optimization and the cost of technology? As pressure increases in the cannabis space for efficiencies and cost savings, it is important for both growers and investors to have a strategy that focuses on both upfront costs and long-term operation effects. This presentation focuses on optimizing some of your largest and most critical investments: heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) technologies. By providing a knowledgeable look at the technologies accessible to all sizes of operations, and describing the relative economics for various systems, we will analyze profitability impacts as they relate to your business. Brought to life by real-world case studies, plus a discussion of codes and regulations that have an impact on decision making, attendees will leave this session with practical knowledge to apply to the equipment selection process.
The cannabis industry is rife with marketing and branding jargon that might be chic, but these names don't really convey much information. Knowing the genotype of your plants, however, can ensure accurate representation of the cultivar to downstream purchasers, like manufactures and consumers. Whether you're looking to confirm a purchased harvest, cultivate a new hybrid, or enhance an existing variety, genetics can provide integral answers.
Much like how space seemed to have endless destinations for exploration during the latter half of the 20th century, today, the cannabinoids of cannabis seem to constantly expand… And it is just the beginning. This mysterious plethora of chemical compounds are like keys, each their own composition, and fit in their own door that leads to yet more exciting medical applications. As we begin to better understand these medical benefits, we also realize each that each cannabinoid can affect individuals differently, and that the knowledge we have to gain is even more cryptic, and diverse. Where will this industry lead? Genetic counseling of cannabinoid treatment? Products manufactured for the individual? Which diseases are waiting on research to unlock the treatment potentials of these captivating cannabinoids? This panel will explore some of these burning questions.
Where would we be without agronomy? Our flora, whether a delightful poppy, hops, or cannabis, requires the necessities of life, just like we do. As in nature, sunlight, water, balanced nutrition, love, music ensure full plant genetic expression. Yes... love and music are a must. The agronomist understands these things as they work towards not only cultivating healthy, happy plants, but also providing sanctuaries for the plants to survive and thrive. Through aligning with nature in breeding, seeding, and feeding along with maintaining soil quality, sunlight, and favorable climate conditions, the agronomist ensures that the plant is cherished. And we all know what happens when that's not the case.
Learn the information you need to navigate issues relating to business registration, taxes, insurance, workers compensation, occupational health and safety, and labor protections. At this panel you can acquire free resources and consult with specialists and from the Secretary of State, Franchise Tax Board, Employment Development Department, State Compensation Insurance Fund, CAL/OSHA, and the Agricultural Labor Relations Board.
Sometimes, all it takes is a little something, a kind word, a proverbial shot in the arm, a nutritional chemical, to cause action. Soil can become depleted of precious nutrients integral to plant health. Perhaps the soil was lacking in them in the first place. There are lots of options available to cannabis farmers for appropriately amending their soil. And, like anything else, there are best and worst practices for doing so. This panel discusses the options for conditioning the soil, and facilitating plant health.
With growing concern over commercial pesticides killing wildlife not to mention their toxicity to us, many consumers are searching for 'organic' labels. Cannabis farmers, as well, often solicit techniques that harmonize with the larger picture of sustainable agriculture, where soil and crops remain healthy beyond annual cultivation cycles, and what is added to the earth does not taint it. This panel discusses the increasing importance of organic cannabis farming.
Practical Guide to Choosing the B.E.S.T. Extraction for your Business [ 60 MINS ] At the end of the session, you will know the key principles and practices of extraction and how it applies to cannabis an hemp manufacturing Essential Extraction Principles [ 60 MINS ] At the end of the session, you will know the key principles and practices of differentiated solubility and how it applies to cannabis and hemp extraction Principle and Practice of Alcohol Dominant Extraction [ 60 MINS ] At the end of the session, you will know the key principles and practices of ethanol extraction and how it applies to cannabis and hemp manufacturing Introduction to Extraction with Sub and Supercritical Fluids [ 60 MINS ] At the end of the session, you will know the key principles and practices of sub and Super critical Fluids (SCF) and how it applies to cannabis and hemp manufacturing [ 60 MINS ] Practical Guide for Choosing Solventless Technologies for your Company [ 60 MINS ] At the end of the session, you will know the key principles and practices of solventless extraction and how it applies to cannabis and hemp manufacturing Data Driven Analytics for Optimizing Post-Processes [ 60 MINS ] At the end of the session, you will know the key principles and practices of post-processing extraction and how it applies to cannabis and hemp manufacturing
Cannabis odor, smells like money to us - but what does your neighbor smell? Odor is one of the easiest issues to register complaints about - because it's so very subjective! Besides bringing unwelcome attention from regulators, odor gives the industry a bad name. Speaking of subjective, the ASTM standard for odor is a panel of noses! I'll elaborate here. Solutions to odor? Carbon filtration, ozone technology, hydroxyl technology, fragrance based products, and oxidative odor elimination.
Cannabis grows wild in many parts of the world. Though illegal in many countries still today, the plant itself was not informed and continues to grow. Though, with the ability to optimize the genetics for the synthesis of CBDA and minimize the synthesis of THCA, many of the chemovars are being developed and sold to farmers. Modern analytical chemistry tools are available to help understand the plants' syntheses and optimize for the agricultural business just like all plant-based products. Peer-reviewed papers in journals that are recognized as depositories for the reporting of plants like cannabis are the basis of the presentation. This with the anecdotal experience of cannabis over the past 70 years is combined to help understand the contribution for the growing and selling of hemp in the United States and the companies.
The lack of clear regulation in the industrial hemp industry has put the onus for compliance, consistency, and safety in the hands of farmers, manufacturers, packagers, and consumers alike. All of these parties must rely on third-party certificates of analysis (CofAs, COAs) to ensure the quality and safety of their products. To many, however, understanding COAs is a new and challenging task. With this talk I will highlight the common COAs seen in the industrial hemp industry (heavy metals, pesticides, potency, microbials, residual solvents) and teach the audience how to interpret them. I will also cover frequently asked questions spanning analytical chemistry, regulation, industry standards, and testing methods.
With increasing legality, DIY cannabis is increasing in popularity, which has people seeking cannabis propagation knowledge in higher volumes. A healthy plant is the precursor to all great inflorescence and extracts. Understanding the processes and conditions from seed or clone to a flowering plant contributes greatly to novel terpenoid profiles and potent chemovars; both of which are important objectives which will validate a successful grow to the DIY home cannabis gardener or one in a greenhouse setting.
This presentation will discuss research and scaling up of micro propagation and Cannabis breeding. The importance of micro propagation and how it intertwines with California regulatory compliance will be covered. The relevance of topic reaches as far as future international markets.
Omics biotechnology provides considerable tools for producers/growers, and manufactures in which it serves as a quality assurance tool for supply chain management. Cannabis Barcode Project (CBP) is assembling a genomic/metabolomic registry for all strains in Canada and is offering a service for Cannabis Licensed Producers (LPs) to develop molecular tools to support cannabis breeding and production of strains and related brands with consistent traits. This includes a unique approach in which we develop genomic and metabolomic barcodes for strains used in the cannabis industry. We enable our clients to establish a science-based breeding program that supports commercial brands using innovative molecular breeding methods and novel biotechnology for mapping a full metabolite profile.
Integrated Pest Management is the holistic approach to managing pests whereby a multifaceted strategy that leverages as many disadvantages against the pests and as many advantages to the cultivator as possible is achieved through various means like biocontrol agents, natural chemistries, ultraviolet lighting, and proper biosecurity workflow. Techniques have changed as an understanding of various disciplines allowed for different technologies to develop, and some of these are very novel and comprehensive, while others are standards that have been incrementally improved over time. Knowing these techniques can give cultivators an increased arsenal with which to make success against some of the most noxious pests easier and simpler. Some pests, like the recently discovered Cannabis Cryptic Virus and Hemp Phytoplasmas, are highly virulent pathogens of Hemp and both these and many others are threats to the burgeoning CBD industry.
As a nurse and cannabis cultivator for 20 years I have seen the effects of cannabis on my own health and the health of others. I have been a part of western medicine treatment modalities for diseases and injuries, critically read most of the information available about the Endocannabinoid System and cannabis therapeutics and have come to the conclusion that cannabis is a wellness drug we should ingest in some form for overall health. As a cultivator, I have grown and observed the effect of glyphosate and mineral salt fertilizers as well as organic nutrients. This vast experience in both health and agriculture science has led me to the conclusion that to cultivate the most complete cannabinoid and terpenoid profile cannabis an organic methodology is what is best for the plant and provides the consumer with the maximum therapeutic potential. Organically derived Terpenes as the building blocks and modifiers to complex chemical cannabinoid compounds create more robust and complete whole plant products. In this presentation you will understand organic agriculture and why it is Critical to health and safe cannabis products.
Farming is not an easy task. There are lots of variables to consider. A cannabis farm is an ecosystem that is fueled by the collective synergy of multiple moving parts. There are decisions to be made about the day-to-day cultivation of the plants, as well as the management of the team caring for them. A farm can be a rewarding endeavor, but it requires the meticulous management of each facet of the business, from seed to staff to sale. This panel provides insight into the melding of labor, crop, and farm management.
If you look at your harvest, and immediately see numbers, you likely already know the importance of getting your plants lab tested. And we're not talking just potency. No. The lab has the skinny on what you've grown. They can quantify those alluring terpenes you've been trying to showcase. Even more importantly, the lab sells peace-of-mind via their validation that your benevolent efforts to reduce pests, microbes and potential mycotoxin contamination, have paid off, and that your product is safe for consumption or further downstream processing. Yes...the lab has your number. This panel divulges how analytical data can help your grow.
Methods and protocol change all the time. But what’s the current stance on extraction methods? CO2, ethanol, butane, propane… What are the pros and cons of each? Of course, cleanliness, safety, and efficiency are always important to talk about, however, many things change, and you never know when a method will outweigh another with regards to sustainability, efficiency, or something else entirely. Let’s see if we can take a crack at guessing the cards before the hand is played.
Sometimes, looks are everything, and it doesn’t hurt to have a professional that can navigate the distinct marketing challenges this nascent industry presents. This panel will explore the challenges of the marketing and branding of a product. Our speakers will weigh in on social media marketing, online presence, and creating a brand that will thrive in the quickly expanding world of the cannabis farming industry. They will touch on the importance of partnerships and how—in this industry—growing your network is vital for learning, improving, and success. What obstacles do we face as we try to expand our reach and increase yield? There is a good chance our speakers can help.
With the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp cultivation is thriving, as hundreds of companies seek to generate cannabidiol (CBD) and other beneficial phytomolecules without the legal limitations surrounding tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabis. In addition to the panoply of therapeutic applications, hemp is useful as an alternative dietary supplement, in the textile industry, and in building materials like hempcrete. While many of these applications were succinctly summarized by Jack Herer over 30 years ago, governmental policy restricted hemp cultivation and downstream research and development. Now, hemp is, once again, a massive contributor to the surging global interest in plant-based therapies and other applications. Given the nascent return to legalized hemp and so many wanting a chunk of the pie, a firm grasp of state-specific regulations is paramount to staying compliant and staying open. But you needn't be a cryptographer or a master of the zodiac to point you in the compliant direction. This panel regards the cultivation of hemp to produce CBD for extraction, and a more digestible condensation of vital laws and regulatory code.
CBD for You and Me Introduction Welcoming guests and sharing on that we will discuss the medicinal aspects of CBD and the support it has to health care with a focus on senior issues. It will be presented that the aliments of angsty, sleeplessness, chronic pain and opioid prescriptions are some of the top affliction that seniors experience on a daily basis. With introducing myself and my background of Ayurvedic, holistic and Chinese medicine I hope to establish a connection with guests as I learn what their interest brings them to why they are participating in the Senior CBD for You and Me Workshop. With the interactive presentation and being able to address the attendee’s purpose of participation, we will seek to have the information meaningful and resonate. Attendees will hopefully be elevated to a better understanding of cannabidiol CBD awareness for themselves and its properties for senior care.
There is a lot more to trimming cannabis than some might think. From trimming for maintenance, lighting, and harvesting buds and flowers, there are meticulous steps to be taken before the flowers can ever even reach the drying rack or extraction equipment. Experienced cultivator, Harry Resin, will be conducting the workshop. Hit the ground running in the growing field and attend this sharp, educational workshop. You don’t have to have a green thumb to be a snippy—I mean—a knowledgeable grower of cannabis.
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Events and Education: August 1st-2nd, 2019
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