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Jun 15, 2021
Hemp Production News Supports Industry At AmericanHort’s Hemp Conference

Hemp Production News will head to Columbus in July for AmericanHort’s Hemp Conference and Cultivate’21 events. HPN is the presenting sponsor of AmericanHort’s inaugural Hemp Conference.

The Hemp Conference is set to take place July 9-10, prior to Cultivate’21. This two-day event will include a trade show and education programming featuring leading perspectives on hemp production. The Hemp Conference at Cultivate will be held in Battelle Hall at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

Registration for The Hemp Conference includes a complimentary Expo Plus for Cultivate’21, providing access to the Cultivate’21 trade show. Discounted event registration is offered to AmericanHort members registering for this conference and the Cultivate’21 All-Access education pass. To register, visit https://registration.experientevent.com/ShowAHO211.

The event is designed for greenhouse and field growers, both novice and expert alike, who are currently growing hemp or contemplating entering this market. Anyone wanting to learn more about the technical aspect of being a successful grower will benefit from participation.

Meet the Hemp Production News Team

Kim Sammartino, national sales manager — West Coast

With over 20 years of experience in advertising, media and sales, Kim helps create multi-platform advertising plans to help meet the needs of her clients. Utilizing her 16 years in the horticulture industry, Kim is the integrated media consultant for Hemp Production News, GPN, Big Grower, Lawn & Garden Retailer, and Organic Grower and the national sales manager for Cannabis Product News.

Tiffany O’Kelley, integrated media consultant

Tiffany is a proven successful, 26-year veteran in integrated media advertising sales and has spent nearly all of her professional life serving the lawn & garden industry. She understands her customers’ needs and goes over and above to make sure their marketing efforts are successful. It’s because of her close ties with her customers and ability to meet expectations that she has forged lasting, long-term relationships with many of them.

Bob Bellew, vice president/group publisher

Bob Bellew is vice president and group publisher of the Hort and Retail Groups at Great American Media Services. His ad agency, consumer products marketing and extensive B2B media experience has given Bob a unique background to help clients develop their marketing plans.

Ana Olvera, managing editor

As the managing editor of Cannabis Product News and Hemp Production News, Ana covers the information growers need to be successful in the field, greenhouse or controlled environment. She majored in journalism and telecommunications at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. She loves how passionate growers in the cannabis/hemp industry are, not only about growing great crops but also about giving back to their communities.

Tim Hodson, editorial director

Tim is the editorial director for the horticulture and specialty agriculture publications at Great American Media Services, where he is responsible for the overall editorial operations of both print and digital publications, developing and presenting industry-specific conferences and being an active participant in the markets he covers. He has served as a journalist for more than 35 years, with the last 15 years of covering the floriculture, lawn and garden retail and agriculture markets and is currently serving on the board of directors of the National Garden Bureau and on several advisory boards of major trade shows.

Call or email the Hemp Production News team for more information, or stop by Booth #27 during The Hemp Conference in Battelle Hall at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The HPN team will also be available at the booth (#2325) for its sister publication GPN—Greenhouse Product News in the Solutions Marketplace during Cultivate’21.

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