Developments in Cannabis Cultivation
Happy November Cannabis Professionals!
One of the aspects of the hemp and cannabis industries that I find most fascinating and constantly changing is cultivation science. From tissue culture to genetic developments to sustainability technology, there have been intriguing developments over the past years, and much more to come in the upcoming years! This month I am thrilled to have Dr. Jon Vaught with Front Range Biosciences presenting on some of the recent developments in Cannabis cultivation!
*Please note that this month's meetup is on THURSDAY the 21st due to Thanksgiving being the last week of the month. Sorry for any inconvenience this causes.*
"With more than 15 years of experience developing and commercializing technologies for human diagnostics, food safety and agriculture, Dr. Vaught brings a diverse background with both a strong scientific and practical business acumen. As CEO and Co-Founder of Front Range Biosciences, Dr. Vaught drives the evolution of cannabis agriculture through science, improving efficiency for farmers along with safety and reliability for consumers. He has built a team of experts in horticulture, agriculture, translational research and supply chain professionals who are moving the needle forward for the cannabis industry with a focus on innovation and sustainability. He received his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Dr. Vaught also operates a small farm at his residence in Colorado and is the founder of Mountain Flower Dairy, a 501c3 non-profit in Boulder, focused on providing educational opportunities for the local community to learn about where their food comes from.
Front Range Biosciences (FRB), located in Lafayette, CO, is a technology provider for the breeding and production of new plant and seed varieties in hemp, coffee and regulated cannabis industries. FRB specializes in the tissue culture propagation of high-value crops at industrial scale to improve consistency and efficiency for farmers. FRB developed the first Clean Stock® program for cannabis and hemp and has an advanced breeding program for identifying and improving commercially relevant traits. FRB has facilities in Colorado, California, and Wisconsin; partnerships with the University of California Davis, North Carolina State University and global reach through the Center for Research in Agricultural Genomics in Barcelona, Spain. FRB’s Clean Stock program provides a reliable supply of disease and pest free plants to farmers and data-driven breeding solutions for creating new varieties of hemp, coffee, and young plants and seeds."
To learn more about Front Range Biosciences, you can check them out here: FrontRangeBio.com
6:30-7:00: Arrival and Networking
7:00- 7:15: Welcome and Announcements
7:15-7:45: Jon's Presentation
7:45-8:00: Q & A
8:00-8:30: Individual Introductions
8:30-9:00: Open Networking
Once again, we will be at the Boulder Riverside at 6:30pm. There is No Cannabis consumption allowed at this event, so please respect our lovely venue.
This event is free and open to the public, so feel free to bring anyone you think might be curious about the Cannabis industry, learn something, or otherwise benefit from this meetup or topic!
Parking is available and free after 7pm in the small lot on the North West corner of Arapahoe and Broadway next to Mustard's Last Stand. Additional parking can be found in the Boulder Public Library parking lot a couple blocks west on Arapahoe past Broadway.
Thank you everyone and I hope you have an excellent month!
ARRIVAL AND OPEN NETWORKING
WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION
Q & A
The Boulder Cannabis Industry Meetup is an educational and free event for individuals that are currently in the medical or recreational Cannabis industry, those looking to get their own Cannabis business started, and anyone curious about the Cannabis industry.
We meet the last Wednesday of each month and feature a 15-20 minute presentation from an expert in the industry followed by efficient networking within our community. This group provides professionals within this rapidly growing industry the opportunity to learn something, network with each other, and discover the support and enthusiasm we can all appreciate as entrepreneurs and Cannabis specialists.