Managing Director of Shi Farms Steven Turetsky recently returned from a trip to South Africa for this year’s CannaTech. An “international event experience that unites cannabis professionals with breakout industry leaders for an unparalleled opportunity to learn, connect and define what’s next for the global cannabis industry,” CannaTech is always a joy to attend. This year’s conference in South Africa marks our third appearance, having previously attended in Tel Aviv and London.
Having spoken at previous conferences, we were pleased for Steven to have been in attendance. He even hosted a session entitled The Power of the Plant: A Look at Hemp Genetics. At Shi Farms, we are incredibly passionate about sharing our vertically integrated model for ethically focused hemp farming and we were thrilled to be in attendance at such a wonderful conference to speak about something we care about so much.
How We Set the Standard for Sustainable Hemp
Steven also spoke on a panel about building a global hemp supply chain. We believe that our approach is the cornerstone that sets the standard for hemp. It’s a revolutionary crop that we want to set the example for in global agriculture. Sustainability is the way forward — particularly when it comes to hemp agriculture — and we want to be at the forefront of sustainable cultivation practices.
During Steven’s session, he discussed cannabinoid and terpene production at CannaTech, highlighting knowing what a cannabinoid profile looks like over time throughout the entire year in comparison to the profile at the end of harvest. It’s this thoughtful approach to wanting to gain knowledge about the process of growing hemp crops that will continue to push the industry forward.
“Dynamic, Original Content Looking at Scientific Research”
Because CannaTech offers speakers with backgrounds in science, research, and entrepreneurship, the range of topics that are discussed is incredibly diverse and beneficial. With a goal of each day being “fueled by dynamic, original content looking at scientific research, markets and finance, agricultural innovation, [and] regulatory and government policy,” there’s a whole lot to learn. Upcoming CannaTech events will take place in Davos, Switzerland this January with another event in Tel Aviv this March.
“CannaTech Cape Town was easily the best cannabis event I’ve attended in 7 years in this industry and I can’t recommend this think tank enough, “says Turetsky. Visit the CannaTech website to learn more about their events.
About Shi Farms
At Shi Farms, we believe that the way we use plants to promote sustainability on a global scale can revolutionize the agricultural industry. We know that the future of hemp relies both on the products we create just as much as the example we set in our industry. That’s why our hemp farm is committed to pioneering the best practices in sustainability that others can look to for direction as they forge their paths in growing hemp.