Oklahoma Hemp Summit set for Feb. 28 in Shawnee
SHAWNEE – The Absentee Shawnee Economic Development Authority and Native American Hemp will host an Oklahoma Hemp Summit from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Feb. 28 in the Absentee Shawnee Tribal Health Multipurpose Building at 2029 James L. Edwards Lane.
According to a press release, the two entities grew one of Oklahoma’s first industrial hemp crops together during the 2019 growing season in Shawnee. In addition to hearing from these two groups, summit attendees will be introduced to farmers, processors and other businesses operating in the hemp industry, the release states.
According to the release, the summit is designed to bring together those interested in learning more about hemp with those who are already working in the hemp industry. It also states that the summit will provide attendees with insight into the hemp industry and exhibitors with a networking opportunity by bringing Oklahoma’s hemp leaders to the same location.
According to the release, Native American Hemp is a Native-owned business committed to creating economic opportunities in the hemp industry for tribes, tribal citizens and farmers while delivering businesses and consumers with the highest quality hemp and hemp products ranging from fiber and seed to refined CBD oil and compound products.
The Absentee Shawnee Economic Development Authority is a federally chartered corporation wholly owned by the Absentee Shawnee Tribe. It is a holding company for revenue-generating businesses and economic development operations for the tribe.
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