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Hemp on the Slope

In 2015, the first year that Salt Creek Hemp planted on the ranch, their quiet country road was suddenly busy with curious spectators.

Some days it felt like they got nothing done besides educating onlookers. These ‘over the fence’ conversations with local potential hemp farmers because so frequent, and so energizing, that they decided to host an open house in the horse barn. Attendance that first year was so large that next year it officially became “Hemp on the Slope” – the only hemp-centric even held right on a ranch where you can see plants in the ground and machines in action.

In 2019, our 4th official Hemp on the Slope event turned into two events- a Spring Summit in Grand Junction, Colorado and the July event on the ranch. The Spring Summit spoke to a packed convention center and educated farmers who were getting ready to plant.

In July, 500 people came to Collbran – almost doubling our town’s population of 710! Our guests saw equipment demonstrations, learned from export panelists, ate hemp-based meals, listened to great live music and most importantly- they made honest connections within the hemp industry that will help them continue to make this industry to exciting and beneficial.

Salt Creek Hemp’s annual “Hemp on the Slope” is the only hemp-centric event on a ranch where you can see the plants and machines in action. Click for more info!

Hemp on the Slope: July 20th, 2019 In Grand Junction, Colorado

2019 Hemp on the Slope In Grand Junction, CO

The 2019 Hemp on the Slopes is coming to Collbran, Colorado (right outside of Grand Junction, CO) on July 20th, 2019. Hemp on the Slopes features a wide range of speakers, workshops, equipment demonstrations and so much more! The one-day event is perfect for anyone in Colorado’s industrial hemp industry, or anyone interested in hemp in general. Plus, music by Tyler T and Sasha Stone! Here’s all the details on the event.

Ticket Pricing / Information

Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased here. There’s also vendor tickets available for $250 a piece. Tickets can be purchased online with any of the major credit card providers.

Schedule of Events:

  • 10:15-10:20: Welcome
  • 10:20-10:40: Doug Fine Keynote
  • 10:40-10:50: State of Hemp – Bill Billings
  • 10:50-11:00: CHAMPS stakeholder program – Margaret Mackenzie
  • 11:00-11:15: USDA/FDA update – Alex Buscher
  • 11:15-11:45: Hemp Farming – Big Ag or Boutique
  • 11:45-12:00: Genetics – Rick Novacks – CSU
  • 12:00-12:30: Genetics – Seeds, Clones and Certification
  • 12:30-1:30: Lunch – Equipment Demos/live music
  • 1:30-1:35: HIA/COHIA update / HempisLegal.org – Rick Trojan
  • 1:35-2:00: Beyond CBD
  • 2:00-2:30: Equipment and Automation in the field
  • 2:30-3:00: Processing and Extraction
  • 3:00-3:30: End of Season, what do we do with all this hemp?
  • 3:30-4:00: Open Q&A
  • 4:00-4:30: Equipment Demos

List of Speakers:

  • Aaron Rydell: Hemp Farmer, Salt Creek Hemp Co.
  • Alex Buscher: Attorney, Buscher Law LLC
  • Andrew Bish: COO of Bish Enterprises,
  • Bill Billings: Co-founder, Colorado Hemp Project
  • Dani Billings: Owner, CHP, CHP, Natures Root, HGH, Loco Farms
  • Dion Oakes: Wright-Oakes LLC
  • Doug Fine: Farmer, Researcher, Bestselling Author of HempBound
  • Elizzy Knight: VP, CoHempCo
  • Jeff Cole: Director of Program Development, Restorative Botanicals
  • Margaret MacKenzie: Co-Owner, Salt Creek Hemp
  • Morris Beegle: President, WAFBA
  • Preston Whitfield: NoCo Program Director
  • Rick Trojan: President, Hemp Road Trip
  • Rick Novak: Colorado State University
  • Tate Dooley: Founder & CEO, Key To Life
  • Tanner Willis: Colorado Hemp Solutions llc

Hemp on the Slope Event Venue

Hosted At Salt Creek Ranch, Collbran, CO

Directions To Venue:

From Denver: Take I-70 West to Exit # 62 Debeque. Take 45 ½ Rd South 13 miles until it ends, turn left (CO 65). Turn left again after about 300 yards onto JCT 330 East (follow sign to Collbran & Vega). Take 330 East 11 miles, into the town of Collbran. Just past the Mesa Tavern, you will turn left onto Main Street (no stop sign, follow short detour). At the end of Main St. turn right and follow 330 East up the hill. After 2.5 miles turn right onto Salt Creek Road, AKA 60 ½ Rd. (the turn is just past the yellow cemetery sign and goes downhill). Go ½ mile and you’ve made it! Look for the big covered arena on the right side of the road and the entrance is right there to Salt Creek Ranch.

From Grand Junction: Take I-70 East to Exit 49, CO 65 South. After 10 miles, turn left onto JCT 330 East. Take 330 East 11 miles, into the town of Collbran. Just past the Mesa Tavern, you will turn left onto Main Street (no stop sign. follow short detour). At the end of Main St. turn right and follow 330 East up the hill. After 2.5 miles turn right onto Salt Creek Road, AKA 60 ½ Rd. (the turn is just past the yellow cemetery sign and goes downhill). Go ½ mile and you’ve made it! Look for the big covered arena on the right side of the road and the entrance is right there to Salt Creek Ranch.

Hemp on the Slope: July 20th, 2019 In Grand Junction, Colorado 2019 Hemp on the Slope In Grand Junction, CO The 2019 Hemp on the Slopes is coming to Collbran, Colorado (right outside of