As the middle-western United States gears up for hemp after passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, stakeholders across the vast U.S. farm belt face an array of challenges.

Questions over the regulation of CBD, consumer safety, and standards for various tests frame the agenda for a business conference and farm symposium that will explore those issues during the 2nd annual Southern Hemp Expo Sept. 6-7, 2019 in Tennessee.

Two-time Funny Car World Champion turned hemp farmer Matt Hagan will give the Expo’s keynote address Saturday.

Other scheduled speakers include: Bob Hoban, Hoban Law Group, Colorado; Janel Ralph, Palmetto Harmony, South Carolina; Matt Hagan, Two-time World Champion Funny Car Driver & Hemp Farmer, Washington: Colleen Keahey Lanier, Hemp Industries Association; Dani Billings, Nature’s Root & Colorado Hemp Project; Doug Fine, author & hemp farmer, New Mexico; Franny Tacy, Franny’s Farm, North Carolina; and Sean Murphy, Hemp Business Journal.

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