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June 19, 2019
12:00 Noon - 4:00 PM EDT

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2nd Annual Cannabis Cultivation Virtual Conference

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CannabisIndustryJournal.com is proud to present the 2nd Annual Cannabis Cultivation Virtual Conference. This complimentary collection of webinar presentations will help attendees better understand a variety of techniques, best practices and new technology in the field of cultivating cannabis.

Attendees registering for this complimentary series of webinars will get access to four/five veterans of the cannabis growth industry, who are available for Q&A after each presentation. In addition to getting the opportunity to chat with these subject matter experts on June 19th, a recording of the presentations will be made available to all who register.

As the cannabis growing industry flourishes in the United States and internationally, a number of growers are expanding their operations to meet higher consumer demand. Growers are in a competitive new market and will benefit from maximizing efficiency. 4 complimentary webinars, all on the same day: Don't miss this chance to see cannabis growing professionals share their expertise and the opportunity to ask them questions. Sign up today!

Who Should Attend:

  • Growers

  • Cultivation personnel

  • Stake holders, Investors

  • Those interested in learning more about growing cannabis


12:00 PM - Welcome & Introductions
Aaron Biros, Editor, Cannabis Industry Journal - Host and Moderator

12:05 PM - Hemp vs. Medical CBD Overview
Adam Jacques, Chief Genetcist, ZED Therapeutics

  • This presentation will cover topics related to the differences in hemp and other cannabis genetics as they apply to the CBD market
  • A deep dive into proper breeding procedures for high-CBD varieties of cannabis
  • Particular phenotypes and developing specfic cannabinoids and terpenes
  • We'll highlight some of the major advancements in breeding and how to use available resources to develop a successful breeding program

12:50 PM - Technology Spotlight

1:05 PM - Careful Considerations for Hemp & Cannabis Cultivation
Dr. Zacariah L. Hildenbrand, Chief Technical Officer, ZED Therapeutics

  • Cultivation practices must be economical and environmentally sustainable
  • Scale isn't everything, a focus on ancillary cannabinoids is of unique value
  • Differentiation is critical for long term growth in this industry

1:50 PM - Technology Spotlight

2:05 PM - Environmental Control for Greenhouses
Dr. Nadia Sabeh, Founder & President, Dr. Greenhouse

  • The pros and cons of a conventional "open" greenhouse versus an air-conditioned "closed" greenhouse
  • How to use natural sunlight and supplemental lightning effectively and efficiently
  • Design strategies for reducing energy and water use

2:50 PM - Technology Spotlight

3:05 PM - Using Optimized Scouting and Microclimate Monitoring to Start Clean and Stay Clean in Your Pest Management Program
Charlie McKenzie, Director, Partnerships and Co-Founder, CropWalk

  • Understanding the reasons why a formal and optimized scouting program, utilizing cloud-based software and objective data collection, is necessary to continued pest management success.
  • Find out how technology can allow you to remotely and wirelessly monitor your crops microclimate to make informed pest management decisions and prevent disease.
  • Understand how your operation can secure the supply chain of beneficial insects, become more efficient and effective with your money spent on biocontrol.

3:50 PM - Technology Spotlight

4:00 PM - Adjournment


Adam Jacques

Adam Jacques
Chief Geneticist
ZED Therapeutics

Adam Jacques is the Chief Geneticist for ZED Therapeutics. He is a pioneer of the CBD industry developing some the highest tested CBD genetics to the industry.  In 2016 he was awarded the Most Influential in the Industry award for his work with CBD and patients with a large range of medical conditions.  Most notable his work with seizures in children,  specifically Leni Y. This work has helped change laws in states like Oregon,  Alabama,  and Kansas. Adam has the largest know catalog of CBD genetics and has been consistently improving and breeding new types. He is a feature writer for GROW Magazine.  He does speaking events at Cannagrow, dispensary next, science of cannabis and Spannabis. He has worked on and owned medical clubs, dispensaries,  recreational stores,  recreational farms,  medical farms, hemp farms and many other business within in the industry. 


Dr. Zacariah L. Hildenbrand
Chief Technical Officer
ZED Therapeutics

Zacariah L. Hildenbrand received his bachelors of science and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Texas at El Paso. Dr. Hildenbrand continued his training as a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas where he worked on novel therapies for the treatment of blood-borne cancers.

Dr. Hildenbrand is the Chief Technical Officer of ZED Therapeutics, and sits on the scientific advisory board of the Collaborative Laboratories for Environmental Analysis and Remediation at the University of Texas at Arlington, and the Light Engines Design Corporation (OTC:TLED). Dr. Hildenbrand also sits on the Editorial Advisory Board of Cannabis Science and Technology. Dr. Hildenbrand’s research has produced more than 60 peer-reviewed scientific journal articles and textbook chapters, and was recently nominated for the Humanity in Science Award, which recognizes scientists for their altruism and innovation. Dr. Hildenbrand is focused on educating the general public about the scientific merits of hemp, as well as developing new innovations with hemp-based therapies. Dr. Hildenbrand enjoys new research challenges that carry deep social significance and he is driven to provide solutions and find more efficient treatments for those struggling with illness.

Dr. Nadia Sabeh
Charlie McKenzie

Dr. Nadia Sabeh
President & Founder
Dr. Greenhouse

Dr. Nadia Sabeh is President and Founder of Dr. Greenhouse, an agricultural and mechanical engineering firm that specializes in the design of HVAC systems for indoor farms. Dr. Sabeh has 20 years of experience dedicated to creating climate management solutions for indoor farmers and helping them achieve high productivity and profitability goals. Every design and recommendation made by Dr. Sabeh and the Dr. Greenhouse team is rooted in the discoveries of scientific research and the latest advancements in HVAC technology. Dr. Sabeh authored the book Tomato Greenhouse Roadmap, contributed two chapters to the book Plant Factory, regularly speaks at conferences about climate control and HVAC design, and has been featured in and written articles for Urban Ag News, Greenhouse Management, Sungrower, Cannabis Business Times, and Marijuana Venture magazine, for which she also serves on the board of technical advisors.

Charlie McKenzie
Director of Partnerships and Co-Founder

Charlie is a grower, advisor and proud UGA bulldawg. After managing a “big-box” bedding plant operation, he entered the cannabis industry and spent time managing a high CBD greenhouse and field operation in Colorado. During his time as a grower, he found that helping other growers better understand how to use and implement biocontrol was his ultimate passion. While working for Biobest USA as a technical advisor in the South East, Charlie had the opportunity to work with and learn from many talented growers and knowledable industry colleagues. Since December 2018, Charlie has focused his time on the company he co-founded, CropWalk, a pest, disease and production insights provider. Charlie also hosts CropTalk, a podcast for the agriculture and green industry leader, featuring innovative members of the community. #startcleanstayclean is the mantra I live by.

Aaron Biros

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