Basics of Texas Hemp: Part 3

The Texas Hemp Coalition presents the Basics of Texas Hemp Webinar

This week on our webinar, we’re talking to individuals who will be discussing the sampling and testing procedures of your hemp crop, how to develop contracts for your crop with processors, the process of extraction of the harvested hemp and best practices of processing into hemp fiber from guests representing New Bloom Labs and Bayou City Hemp Company.

Date: June 2nd, 2020 Time: 2pm-3pm CST Location: Online

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What you’ll learn

  • Testing Procedures

  • Sampling Procedures

  • Developing Contracts

  • Processing for Extraction

Guest Panelists:

John Kerns, New Bloom Labs

John Kerns is the Co-Founder and CEO of New Bloom Labs, an ISO and DEA Certified hemp testing company with laboratories located in Dallas, Texas and Chattanooga, Tennessee. He also founded and has been the president of Preferred Care at Home of Chattanooga for ten years. John is the immediate past board chair of Welcome Home of Chattanooga, a home for those that have nowhere to go for end of life care.  John's career has spanned numerous projects in business and civics, including as a manager of numerous political campaigns, community advocate, and business consultant. He splits his time between Chattanooga and Dallas with his wife Sara, and their dog Banjo.

Jeromy Sherman, Bayou City Hemp Company

Jeromy Sherman is Co-Founder of Bayou City Hemp Company, Inc. which is poised to be Texas’ premier hemp processor. Along with Bayou City Hemp, Inc, he also Co-Founded Leaf Life Wellness, a CBD Cosmetic & Wellness Company. Before starting Bayou City Hemp Company, Inc. and Leaf Life Wellness, Mr. Sherman spent most of his career in the energy sector. He founded several successful startup Oil & Gas Companies. Mr. Sherman also serves as manager of his family farm in Sugar Grove, IL. Mr. Sherman holds an MBA from the University of Mississippi, and a BA from Mississippi State University. Outside of his professional career, Jeromy enjoys coaching his kids’ basketball and baseball teams. He lives in Houston, Texas with his wife, Sarah, and their four children.

Ben Meggs, Bayou City Hemp Company

Benjamin Meggs, Co-CEO & Co-Founder - Background in private equity and management in the Oil and Gas sector with a proven track record in start-ups and A&D and Co-Owner of Leaf Life Wellness, a CBD retail distributer. Mr. Meggs holds a B.B.A. in Energy Management & Finance from the University of Oklahoma. He lives in Houston, Texas with his wife Ashley and their two children.

About the Texas Hemp Coalition

The Texas Hemp Coalition’s goal is to provide industry specific information to growers, processors and entities that will be involved in the Texas Hemp Industry. We will serve as an advocacy, educational and networking liaison to reputable entities within the hemp industry.