Colorado Hemp Advisory Committee Welcomes New Members
Six new members have been appointed to the Colorado Hemp Advisory Committee under the approval of the Colorado Agricultural Commission. The 10-member committee, established in 2013, advises and assists the Commissioner of Agriculture on matters regarding the regulation of industrial hemp production.
Per state statute (§ 35-61-103. Industrial hemp committee–appointments–duties–coordination with department), the Colorado Agriculture Commission makes all selections, which are based on a broad diversity of experience in hemp and Colorado agriculture; the ability to represent the industry segment as a whole; and regional diversity of Colorado ag production.
Each of the 10 members represents a distinct industry category:
William Althouse – cooperative farmer*
Matt Birkholtz – hemp small business
Eric Bucich – commercial farmer*
Hunter Buffington – regulation*
Judy Daniels – higher education*
Scott Hansen – cannabinoid industry*
Terry Hillin – certified seed industry
Ed Lehrbuger – hemp manufacturing industry
Chad Pftizer – citizen advocate
Bear Reel – seed development and genetics*
*Denotes a newly selected committee member.
A complete overview of committee requirements and terms is available here.