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Presented to you in partnership with Southern Ute Indian Tribe

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October 4th-5th Sky Ute Casino Resort

The Southwest Colorado Tribal Hemp Symposium is provided in partnership with the Southern Ute Tribe and aims to provide start to finish training, support, and insight on hemp farming for  Indigenous Americans. Learn about farming practices that are needed to have a productive hemp crop, tribal hemp regulations, business planning for an agricultural business, and more! 

Agenda

Day 1

9am-10am Opening Remarks and Tribal Blessing

10:15-11:45 Break Out

Visit Vendors

12:00pm Lunch    

12:30-1:30pm CHAMP Panel Discussion

2pm-3:30pm Break Out 

Network and Visit Vendors 

5:30pm-7:30pm Seated for Dinner, Keynote Speaker Doug Fine.  

Day 2

9am-10am Opening Remarks and Tribal Blessing

10:15-11:45 Break Out

Visit Vendors

12:00pm Lunch

12:30pm-1:15pm   2nd Keynote, Wild Bill Billings

1:30pm-2:45 Break Out

3pm Closing Remarks and Dismiss , Visit Vendors

3:30pm Close

More About Our Keynotes

Doug Fine

Doug Fine

Doug Fine is a solar-powered goat herder, comedic investigative journalist, bestselling author, and pioneer voice in regenerative farming, including cannabis/hemp. He has cultivated hemp for food and seed-building in four US states and teaches a Sterling College hemp class in Vermont. In addition, he is an award-winning culture and climate correspondent from five continents (for NPR, the New York Times, and the Washington Post, among others). His books include American Hemp FarmerHemp Bound, Too High to Fail, Farewell, My Subaru (Boston Globe Bestseller available in two Chinese dialects), Not Really An Alaskan Mountain Man, and First Legal Harvest, a monograph that was printed on hemp paper. Willie Nelson calls Doug’s work “a blueprint for the America of the future.” The Washington Post says, “Fine is a storyteller in the mold of Douglas Adams.” A website of Doug’s print and radio work, United Nations testimony, television appearances and TED Talk is at dougfine.com. Social media: @organiccowboy.

Bill Billings

Bill Billings

Mr. Billings is a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard and an alumnus of Colorado Mountain College. Bill is a former contractor who built the state’s first passive solar houses and has a history of spotting innovative business concepts and opportunities for environmental preservation well ahead of the curve. Bill’s deep business and personal relationships with many of Colorado’s largest agricultural landowners and farmers go back decades. Bill’s close ties in the agricultural community will be critical for organizing farmers to contribute raw materials to the Colorado Hemp Project via a large-scale, state-wide hemp-farming cooperative. Bill is the Vice President and co-founder of the Colorado Hemp Project. Bill Billings is a Colorado native and owner of one of northern Colorado’s premier produce transportation and trucking firms. His clients include many of Colorado’s largest corporate and family-owned farms.