Indiana Small Farms 2017: On March 3rd and 4th, INHIA participated in our fourth Indiana Small Farms Tradeshow. We had the opportunity to meet with farmers, educators and other conference attendees to talk about hemp as a viable component for diversified agriculture in Indiana. Purdue Extension Educators and their members understand the importance of diversified agriculture for the future of Hoosiers, to include industrial hemp. Mark your calendar for the first weekend in March 2018 so you can join us for the 6th Annual Indiana Small Farms, hosted by Purdue Extension. For more information, go to https://www.purdue.edu/dffs/smallfarms/indiana-small-farm-conference/.
INHIA had a booth with several hemp items on display to showcase the many things hemp can be made with.
INHIA Founder, Jamie Petty, shows off a car door panel made from hemp fibers. She explains how hemp materials are biodegradable and can increase fuel efficiency since they weigh about 30 percent less than currently used materials. FlexFormTechnologies,Indiana manufacturer, spends hundreds of thousands of dollars each year on shipping expenses to import hemp and other natural fibers grown in Canada, Europe and Southeast Asia.