Colorado Hemp Industries Association Field Trip to Promote Benefits of Industrial Hemp, Sustainable Agriculture and Celebrate Breaking Ground
Fort Collins, CO – From June 5-10, the newly formed Colorado Hemp Industries Association (COHIA) will host their first COHIA Field Trip, holding several picnics and visiting hemp fields and farmers to celebrate the 8th Annual Hemp History Week, a national grassroots education campaign taking place from June 5-11, 2017, which aims to renew support for hemp farming in the United States. The COHIA Field Trip will kick off Monday, June 5th with a hemp social in Lincoln Park, in Grand Junction, CO for a friendly event to educate the community on the growing hemp industry in Colorado. The COHIA Field Trip will then partake in several days of hemp field tours across the state to promote the vast environmental and economic benefits of growing hemp, and end with a free family friendly hemp Garden Party consisting of yard games, hemp giveaways and an art zone for kids.
Hemp History Week will feature a national retailer and event program with over 2,000 participating stores, community events, restaurant, and hemp product sampling. The campaign will also feature a Take Action component, to encourage Congress to change federal policy by passing the Industrial Hemp Farming Act, and allow American farmers to once again grow industrial hemp. This year’s campaign theme is Breaking Ground, which focuses on how regenerative hemp farming, hemp foods, and other hemp products provide sustainability solutions for the next generation.
WHO: Colorado Hemp Industries Association
WHAT: COHIA Field Trip, Info & Free Tickets
WHEN: Saturday, June 10th from 1pm to 4pm
WHERE: Yard Party at Jordan’s 900 N Taft Hill Rd., Fort Collins, CO 80521
Hemp History Week, June 5-11, 2017, is an industry-wide initiative of the Hemp Industries Association (HIA) and Vote Hemp. The HIA is a non-profit trade group representing hemp companies, researchers, farmers and supporters. Vote Hemp is a national, single-issue, non-profit advocacy group founded in 2000 by members of the hemp industry to remove barriers to industrial hemp farming in the U.S. through education, legislation and advocacy. For further information about the campaign and these organizations, please visit: www.HempHistoryWeek.com, www.TheHIA.org and www.VoteHemp.com.