PEORIA, Ill. — Illinois Agri-Women and Illinois Central College Agri-Business Club are hosting a Hemp Forum from 2 to 5 p.m. on May 17 at Illinois Central College, Lecture Recital Hall in Peoria.
The expert panelists will discuss hemp, a crop with the potential to revolutionize agricultural practices and products.
Maryann Loncar helped craft legislation in Illinois for the last 15 years. Loncar co-wrote the first Illinois Industrial Hemp Bill 1294. She helped secure the passing of the current bill SB2298, as well as co-writing the current Medical Cannabis Pilot Program in Illinois.
Rachel Berry is founder and CEO of Illinois Hemp Grower’s Association, an organization committed to building hemp processing infrastructure and the relationships with farmers necessary to grow the hemp industry.
Jamie Campbell Petty built her career as a successful litigation paralegal that continued to evolve over 20 years. Campbell was named “100 People to know in Hemp” by HempCon Magazine.
Her lifelong appreciation for agriculture shows in her countless victories for industrial hemp in Indiana and nationally. Campbell founded the Indiana Hemp Industries Association in 2014.
Luke Haverhals is the founder and CEO of Natural Fiber Welding Inc. Haverhals has a deep technical expertise with natural materials, nanomaterials, agriculture, manufacturing technologies and automation.
Haverhals discovered and invented core natural fiber welding technologies that enable natural fibers to replace petroleum-based plastics in textiles, packaging, automotive applications and beyond.
Jennifer Sewell has been a complimentary alternative medicine practitioner for nearly 20 years. Her family has been involved in the cultivation and use of various medicinal plants for decades, most notably Cannabis Sativa L, both in Europe and more recently the states.
Cost is $20. Register at www.illinoisagriwomen.org as seating is limited.