Put Hemp Day on your Calendar, March 27 at the WV Capitol!

In the midst of challenging times, our roots stay strong beneath our feet. It is from these roots that our food, our culture, and our prosperity will grow. The WVHIA is committed to growing new crops that will diversify our economy and improve the business climate for all West Virginians. Whether you’re a landowner, a laborer, or an entrepreneur, there is tremendous opportunity to grow, work, and invest in bio-based economy of the future.

Join us for the historic Hemp Day at the West Virginia Capitol on Monday, March 27, 2017 to learn how you can get involved. Exhibitors will display hemp products and the many benefits sustainable industries can have for our health and our environment. With nearly 25,000 products to be derived from this plant, there is plenty of room for entrepreneurism and innovation in this up and coming industry that is already valued at over $600 million in the United States alone.

If you’re committed to a prosperous West Virginia, please become a sponsor of our campaign to promote agri-business in the Mountain State. You can learn more about participating in Hemp Day and contributing to our Kickstarter by visiting us at wvhia.org. To join your local hemp association, please visit thehia.org and select the West Virginia Chapter.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Why Join the WVHIA?

The West Virginia Hemp Industries Association (WVHIA) would like to announce that residents in West Virginia successfully grew and harvested the first yield of industrial hemp in this state in over 70 years. In 2017, we are seeking motivated entrepreneurs, business and thought leaders like yourself to make a difference in our state’s burgeoning agricultural industry.   You may already be asking yourself, “What does hemp have to do with me?” We are glad you asked! Let us explain why you should consider a Business, Farming, or Supporting membership with the WVHIA.

First, there is a demand for domestic hemp.  With nearly 25,000 products that can be derived from the plant, the total retail value of hemp products in 2015 sold in the US was $573 million and growing.  This industry provides new potential for investment in your future success.

Second, you can grow hemp in state with relative ease.  Whether you’re a landowner, a skilled laborer, or a current business owner, you can invest or grow and potentially receive an additional income from hemp without leaving your chosen profession.   If we all together produce a critical mass supply of locally grown hemp, new industries will develop; thus diversifying West Virginia’s economy and improving the business climate for everyone in our state.

Third, we are committed to developing infrastructure in hemp farming, processing and advanced manufacturing.  Your participation in our supply chain of industrial hemp will be a catalyst for the rebirth in quality American Made products and ignite job creation for all West Virginians.

If you’re committed to your own financial future that would translate to a more prosperous future in West Virginia, it’s time to think out of the box. Contact us to learn how hemp can help you and your business! Please visit us at thehia.org and select the West Virginia Chapter to join your local hemp movement.

We look forward to hearing from you!