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iHemp Michigan Podcast

iHemp Michigan Podcast

By Dave Crabill, iHemp Michigan
iHemp Michigan is a member based organization committed to promoting industrial hemp from seed to sale. Our focus is influencing responsible and fair regulation, providing grower education, and enabling full access to the evolving marketplace. iHemp Michigan advocates for wellness in people and the planet through Hemp... and it begins with the farmer.
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Nick Young of Krystilion
We talk about the various stages of Cannabinoid processing including Krystilion distilution service, formulation and the future of hemp products. Nick spoke at the Midwest iHemp Exp in January. We look forward to meeting you at the Midwest iHemp Expo in January 2021!
51:22
May 26, 2020
Hana Gabrielova of Hemppoint
In my journey to learn more about the world of hemp and the impact it can have on sustainability I discovered Hana. Hana has been active in the hemp industry for twenty years. Her business Hemppoint provides food, flower, seed and consulting. She is also involved in a new group, Hemp The Climate that is a worldwide alliance and environmental campaign for accelerating the use of industrial hemp for soil regeneration, CO2 sequestration and climate resilience. Learn more at https://hempoint.cz/ or https://www.hemptheclimate.com/
42:58
March 31, 2020
James Vosper, President of the Australian Industrial Hemp Alliance
My hemp journey has me seeking out credible experts on the potential impact of hemp on the environment.  The conversation with James covered all things hemp as well as touching on current events with the COVID 19 crisis ramping up in both of our countries. The rules in Australia are quite different with CBD grows licenced under Medicinal Marijuana. The impact of lobbyist from Canada on legislation in the US was touched upon and the dumping of Canadian hemp grain products below cost in Australia was mentioned. Paper by James: Industrial Hemp Farming as a Carbon Sink
1:03:02
March 30, 2020
Adam Rosenberg of Green Wolverine
Adam Rosenberg is the founder of Green Wolverine and offers genetics and growing support through GAS. We talk about the future of hemp and the need for more education. Green Wolverine will be hosting free educational hemp events at the University of Michigan starting February 4th from 6pm-8pm. The purpose is providing education to growers in Michigan to offer the best chance of a successful harvest this year. The first session on February 4th will cover the cultivation process A-Z. The flyer is attached and here is a link to the Facebook event, and the Eventbrite link.
43:49
January 24, 2020
Interview of Michele Finn of Jubilee of Wellness about Terpenes
This interview was recorded just prior to the holidays. With the intense amount of work to be done organizing the Midwest iHemp Expo, it was on the back burner. I'm happy to report that the expo was a great success as reported by our attendees. More about that in a future episode. I met Michele Finn at Hemp At The Crossroads hosted by our friends in Indiana, Midwest Hemp Council. On display was an assortment of terpenes. Terpenes are used to produce specific effects as promoted by various CBD brands. I needed to learn more and Michele was willing to share some knowledge. The iHemp Michigan Podcast is hosted by founder, Dave Crabill and edited by his company, Eclectic Sales & Creative Marketing, LLC.
34:51
January 14, 2020
A road trip to Indianapolis for Hemp at the Crossroads!
Rusty Peterson and your host, Dave Crabill, made the trek to Indy from Michigan to talk hemp.  Great job by Michelle and Jamie for organizing this two day event. We made a lot of new friends in Indiana and you can listen in as we learn about them and their business. This was a fun and enlightening trip as always. The following businesses are interviewed on this podcast and here are their approximate start times within this long format. Pharm CBD 2:50 Two brothers and a couple of son/nephews form this business focused on pharmaceutical grade CBD products including their secret family recipe that has been handed down over the years. ZiZi Snaps 14:27 This dynamic young couple has innovated with the packaging of their CBD products with low cost single dose packaging in a snap! Perry Equipment 22:56 The McClamroch brothers wanted back in the farm business and bought an equipment supply company focused on grain farming. Theyare bringing in an innovative seed/grain sorter from Czechoslovakia.  Green Bee Grown  31:58 Chip Carr built and designed an automated pre-roll machine with the inspiration and help of his nephew. Marty Mahan, Indiana Farmers Union  38:51 Marty helped iHemp Michigan by visiting and speaking at our very first conference January 2019 in Flint. It was great to catch up with Marty and get a lay of the land on Indiana farming. Justin Swanson, Midwest Hemp Council  59:03 Justin did a great job of communicating key issues to discuss on the USDA interim rules.  Davis Farms, 1:08 Jon Thomas is all about certified seeds and high standards for strong genetics. The right seed will help farmers chance of success. Michael Peters, 1:23 When most finance and insurance companies run when they hear Hemp, Michael jumped in to serve. His new insurance company is all about hemp.
1:39:22
November 20, 2019
Visit to Hemp Processor Pure' Michicann in Detroit
Processing the hemp into oil is an important step in the production of CBD products. The capital investment in processing equipment and expertise involved properly using the equipment is prohibitive to most farmers. Michael Golfetto, Pete Conway and Lenard Bugajewski, Jr. are implementing a plan to process 1,000 lbs of hemp an hour using Butane! They explain how they got here and why Butane is less energy expensive and cleaner to use.  iHemp Michigan is committed to the whole plant success of industrial hemp for people and the planet. Visit iHempMichigan.com for more information.
57:04
November 1, 2019
A Conversation with a Hemp Lifestyle Entrepreneur
In this episode Dave has a conversation with a Hemp Lifestyle Entrepreneur, Valerie Aloisio. Valerie discovered the power of CBD and has created a successful lifestyle introducing others to what hemp has to offer. Valerie serves on the advisory board for Kannaway. Valerie introduces us to a great non-profit resource, EchoConnection.org. Follow this link to their education page to browse a list of ailments and links to research using hemp: https://echoconnection.org/education/ Have any comments or suggestions? Contact Dave at dave@ihempmichigan.com
43:07
October 31, 2019
Innovation in hemp milling for hemp plastics by GTF Solutions
Gary Schuler of GTF showed up at the Hemponomics 101 meeting hosted by iHemp Michigan at the Amway Grand, Grand Rapids, on August 13th. That night we put Gary on the spot by having him talk about his process and the potential. Since then we have included Gary in meetings with Michigan legislators and media. Listen to this episode to learn how GTF can mill hemp small and dry enough to be used in existing injection molded plastic processes. iHemp Michigan is a member-based organization representing hemp farmers, seed cultivators, processors, manufacturers, and hemp businesses statewide. Our members are defining Industrial Hemp’s path to success, from seed to sale and beyond. We are committed to empowering hemp farmers, fueling industry leaders, and educating consumers to ensure hemp flourishes in the Midwest. We work to promote responsible and fair regulation, provide grower education, and enable full access to the evolving marketplace. iHemp Michigan advocates for wellness in people and the planet through hemp... and it begins with the farmer. The host of this episode is Dave Crabill, vice president and co founder of iHemp Michigan. Have a question, comment or suggestion? Contact dave@ihempmichigan.com. The get involved and be a part of the hemp solution, visit www.iHempMichigan.com to join.
57:05
October 26, 2019
Eric Anderson MSU Extension St Joseph County on Industrial Hemp
Welcome to the iHemp Michigan Podcast Eric Anderson has been instrumental in getting agronomy information out to the farmers as we all scramble to plant and grow this season.  Eric is a field crops educator serving Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, and St. Joseph counties. https://www.canr.msu.edu/people/eric_anderson iHemp Michigan is a member-based organization backing hemp farmers, seed cultivators, processors, manufacturers and hemp businesses statewide. It begins with the farmer! For more information, visit www.iHempMichigan.com Dave Crabill and broadcaster, Michael J Thorp interview Eric Anderson of MSU about industrial hemp. Eric works with farmers in St Joseph County, Michigan and has been our go to contact at MSU. Industrial hemp is a new topic to Michael J and he uses his classic radio interview style to understand the topic. This episode is brought to you by the Midwest iHemp Expo. The Midwest iHemp Expo is your opportunity to learn, connect and plan for a bountiful 2020 harvest. With four workshop speaker tracks and over 100 exhibitors, everything industrial hemp will be available to you. Visit www.MidwestiHempExpo.com for more details.
55:55
October 21, 2019
Dr Jonathan Cachat coaches Dave on the Cannabis plant and Industrial Hemp Cultivation
Welcome to the iHemp Michigan podcast. iHemp Michigan is a member-based organization backing hemp farmers, seed cultivators, processors, manufacturers and hemp businesses statewide. Our members are engaged in defining the path to success of Industrial Hemp from seed to sale and beyond. We are committed to empowering hemp farmers, fueling industry leaders, and educating consumers to ensure Hemp flourishes in the Midwest. Our focus is influencing responsible and fair regulation, providing grower education, and enabling full access to the evolving marketplace. iHemp Michigan advocates for wellness in people and the planet through Hemp... and it begins with the farmer. This episode is brought to you by the Midwest iHemp Expo. The Midwest iHemp Expo is your opportunity to learn, connect and plan for a bountiful 2020 harvest. With four workshop speaker tracks and over 100 exhibitors, everything industrial hemp will be available to you. Visit www.MidwestiHempExpo.com for more details. This interview is with Dr Jonathan Cachat, or JC. I heard JC on the Gangapreneur podcast and was intrigued with his cannabis knowledge. I had just finished planting an acre of industrial hemp as part of Michigan’s Ag Pilot Program and was hungry for more knowledge. Big thanks for JC taking the time to speak to me. We begin talking about his experiences as a graduate student and then get deep into the weeds so to speak with the cannabis plant. Hope you enjoy!
56:47
October 17, 2019