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A huge thank you to everyone that came out and supported us at the farm show!
Thank you to the volunteers who helped setup, staff and tear down. Adrienne Leasa, Anna Cha, Justin Frederico, Ben Hall, Henriette Alban, Brandon Desnoyers, Del Riley, Riley Cote who not only helped but gave a great presentation on hemp nutrition, John Blanche, Jeremiah Elsessor, Marti Roberts, Mary Pat Tomei. And the awesome guy from the milk shake stand who brought us milk shakes 🙂 Thanks to Susan Weaver and Eric Weit who provided items for our historical display. I'm sorry if I forgot anyone, my brain is still a little fuzzy. We appreciate you all!
Thank you to our President, Geoff Whaling who was instrumental in helping me pull it all together and spent many hours there educating. I could never list all the things he does, mostly behind the scenes, to make things happen!
A huge thank you to Les Stark who was there with me every single day, and also gave a great presentation on hemp history. I would not have survived the show without him!
Thank you to Chris Hertz and Limeworks! They created our sample wall and conducted 2 hands on Hempcrete workshops. People were amazed and intrigued to learn about building with hemp.
Thank you to Penn State for letting us use their seed press and providing seed.
Thank you to Del Val for growing the beautiful plants we had on display. They truly made our display great!! They really grabbed people's attention and gave us a great platform for educating!
Thank you to all the legislators who took the time to stop by. And a special thanks to Judy Schwank and Russ Diamond who not only stopped by but also worked so hard to get the legislation passed that made this all possible. And also thank you to Governor Wolf and Secretary Redding who also visited us.
And last but not least, a heartfelt thank you to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture! This would not have been possible without their tremendous support and without them giving us a 2018 program to be proud of. It gives us the platform we need to build an industry here in PA!
We reached a lot of people, both the general public and most important, we got to talk to a lot of farmers interested in applying. We got great press and also got to talk to manufacturers ready to start using hemp.
Stay tuned! 2018 is going to be an amazing year for hemp!! Let's GROW!! 🌱
~Erica McBride, Executive Director ... See MoreSee Less
A huge thank you to Sun Motors in Harrisburg for lending us this beautiful BMW i3, which uses hemp parts, for our display at the Farm Show! ... See MoreSee Less
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