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The First Annual Colorado Industrial Hemp Awards and Festival, Boulder, CO October 3 & 4, 2014. CHEA members Jackie, David and Sue attended.
Sue, David, and Jackie from CHEA.
There were about thirty booths at the two-day event.
Jackie checks out the hemp seedlings.
Information from the future Hemp University, just awaiting funding.
More hemp info.
A high tech CBD oil extractor.
John Patterson offers hempcrete building classes. He did a demonstration at the festival.
John Patterson shows Jackie how hemp fiber was obtained from hand crushing the stalks, in the days before machinery.
Cleaning the stalks, getting the buds ready for deseeding.
Happy hemp owner.
Caren Kershner received the Hemp Education Award.
Ryan Loflin received the award for most acres planted and harvested (6 this year, 60 in 2013).
Most Helpful State Agricultural Department employee: Brian Allen.
The crowd watching the awards ceremony.
Harry Hempy (his real name), stumping for his run for governor of Colorado.
Sue and Jackie with new friends Alex White Plume, Long Soldier and Gloria. Alex was the festival's honoree because he was the first American to plant hemp during prohibition (it's still prohibited in his home state of South Dakota). Read about Alex's struggle with the DEA on his Wikipedia page or watch the documentary "Standing Silent Nation," to learn more.
Photos from the 9/20-21 hemp harvest on Ryan Loflin's Springfield, CO farm.
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