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November 21,  2022

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Hi <<First Name>>, 

We just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU for all the support you've given us since day one! This time of year is a great time to look back and be thankful and express gratitude to those in our life over this past year. We are so thankful to each and every one of you! We couldn't have done it without you, and we're so grateful that you've been with us on our journey.

We're so excited about Thanksgiving, and we know you are too! We hope you have a wonderful time with your family and friends.

We'd also like to ask if you could extend your support next week. We're participating in the Good Giving Challenge over at If you could continue to support us through that time, it would mean the world to us.
GHA Event this Month!
GHA Networking Meeting is a networking event that is held every month to help cultivate relationships between hemp professionals.

This session will give you the opportunity to interact one-on-one with industry experts, product manufacturers, and service providers as you will be grouped to 4-5 people during the break-out room.

You will be able to ask questions, share your experiences and get valuable insights from other professionals in the industry
Register Here


8 Days to go!

We know you're busy. We know it's tough to find the time and energy to give, especially when there are so many other things vying for your attention.

But we also know that when you do find the time and energy, it makes you feel good! It's a great way to show yourself some love, and it helps others out in an incredibly tangible way.

10 Reasons why Donors like you should give during the #GoodGivingChallenge

  1. You want to support the Seed Trial we've been doing for a little while now. This data is really important and it's going to help us determine how to grow industrial hemp in the region.
  2. You want to help us reach out and educate more people about industrial hemp production techniques, as well as their benefits.
  3. You want us to reach out to the community through educational events and activities around the world.
  4. You want to help us create more research so we can continue to gather important data that will be useful to farmers and processors.
  5. It's a Community-wide Celebration! The GoodGiving Challenge engages the entire community and celebrates the vital role of nonprofits.
  6. Your GIFT Matters! Everyone can be a philanthropist during the GoodGivingChallenge! Every gift, no matter what size, truly makes a difference!
  7. Fundraising Efficiency The GoodGiving Challenge is an efficient way for GHA/FOH to raise funding for critical services to support the community
  8. To Make Tomorrow Better The GoodGiving Challenge creates a sense of urgency and excitement to support local needs.
  9. Be Part of Something Bigger When we all give together, it demonstrates our belief in GHA/FOH and how it makes the industry better.
  10. "We" is Greater than "Me" Giving together is more powerful than giving alone!

To fill the gaps in information and education, please support and donate to the upcoming #GoodGivingChallenge on November 29 - Dec 2 , 2022.

EVERY DOLLAR that you give has a matching fund from Generous donors!!

Watch out for more updates!~

Click here for Friends Of Hemp GGC Profile
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It's important to make sure that your seed is well-suited for the climate and soil of your region!

Do you want seed data before making a decision?
Curious about average yields or different genetics in your region?
Are certified seeds performing? 
All data will be available to sponsors by end year 2022. Sponsors start at $10,000 and are a tax-deductible donation to Friends of Hemp 501(c)(3) 

Data will be available to GHA Members in May 2023. 
Support the research - Donate today!
Are you working in the hemp industry? Do you have a story to tell?

We are looking for more people to be featured on Moving Hemp Forward Podcast and interviews.

Topics of interest  that we would like to feature are of course any of our farmers, carbon capture and sequestration, data collection, material science, seed and genetics processing and manufacturing, anything dealing with our supply chain etc. We are not limited to these topics so if you have something you are passionate about apply via the link below and lets get your voice heard! 
Apply Now!
We've got a lot of great events coming up, so we wanted to make sure you knew about them!

Check out our calendar for a full list of upcoming events, as well as industry-related events. By participating in these events, you're learning more about the industry and also getting a chance to meet and collaborate with other hemp professionals.

If you want to reserve your spot at any of these events, just click the calendar above!
GHA Membership
Benefits of Joining GHA Membership
  • Gain support from a unique network of professionals across the supply chain

  • Get involved with GHA committees and projects

  • Access to leading resources and data

  • Stay up to date on the latest news 

  • Access to all events & meetings

  • Get in front of your target markets / customers 
  • Get a FREE "Moving Hemp Forward. Together" T-shirt when you join GHA Annual Membership (Associate and Corporate)
Click to become a Member
Have questions about what's included with GHA membership?
Please book an appointment with Mandi.
Make a list of your questions and spend time connecting directly.
Book Appointment
Have you ordered your  'Moving Hemp Forward. Together' t-shirt?!?

This t-shirt is made from Hemp fabric which is an excellent alternative to other fabrics in terms of sustainability, comfort, and durability. It's really, really warm and gets softer with time. It's made with 55% hemp and 45% organic cotton, so it's super soft and comfortable.

All proceeds support hemp research, consumer education, on-farm resources and standard development for the industry.

Industry Support
If you want AmazonSmile to donate to Friends of Hemp, you need to start each shopping session at the URL or with AmazonSmile turned ON in the Amazon Shopping app, and they will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases.

Why We Need An Industrial Hemp Exemption

Hemp has been growing, again, in the United States for the last seven (7) years. Pilot programs under the authority of the State Departments of Agriculture collected data about the varieties grown and have adhered to and strictly enforced THC testing protocols. It’s time we leverage that information to reduce the burden on hemp farmers who grow solely for grain and fiber.

Campaign Goals

  • Draft legislation and pass a bill creating an exemption for industrial hemp grain & fiber

  • Educate lawmakers about the need for exemptions and opportunities with grain & fiber

  • Secure bipartisan support for the exemption framework

  • Unite and mobilize advocates!

Global Events


The "Asia International HEMP Expo" is the first and only international event in Thailand for business people and industrialists seeking information, crucial benefits, greater awareness, and sustainable solutions for the future of hemp which has already been unlocked and legalized in Thailand.

More details
Explore the GHA Resources
(Articles, Podcast, Interviews, Meeting Recordings etc.)
GHA Latest Blog
  • 7 Questions to Ask Before You Buy any Hemp Seed  Read Here
  • Building with Hemp - Old Materials, New Technology Read here
  • Hemp - The Healthy Building Material Read Here
  • GHA Store Hemp Properly to Avoid Spontaneous Combustion Read here  
  • GHA Starts National Fiber Hemp Seed Trials Read Here

Articles and Podcasts Featured GHA and Mandi Kerr
  • NAICC News Article - June 2022  Click Here.
  • GHA and National Variety Trials by Lancaster Farming. Click Here
  • Hemp Fiber & Grain Stakeholders Push for THC “Exemption”. Click Here
  • Global Hemp Association Seed Trials will Reduce Risk, Organizers Say by Jean Lotus. Click Here
  • Guphoria Presents: Women in Hemp with Special Guest Mandi Kerr CEO of Global Hemp Association. Click Here
  • Hemp Fiber Trials Expected to Yield Important New Insights for Young Industry Click Here

GHA Interview/Meeting Recordings
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Hemp and Cannabis Industries with Joel Holton Click Here
  • Hemp and Development of the World Market with Adrien Delecourt - Click Here
  • Hemp and Sustainability with Parvinder Kaur Click Here
  • Healing and Nutritional Benefits of Hemp with Megan Galaske Click Here
  • Advantage of Hemp as a Rotation Crop with David Tweet Click Here
  • Value of Hemp Seed with Eric Singular and Wendy Mosher Click Here

  • Dama Distributing Uses Bioplastics to Create Containers for Cannabis Industry. "For nearly three years after he became curious about non-petroleum plastics, Cole Gibbs was engrossed with R&D".. Read more
  • Kentucky Ag Commissioner Ryan Quarles on Hemp in the Bluegrass State "Since the the 2014 Farm Bill established the legal framework for industrial hemp to return to the farm fields of the America, the commonwealth of Kentucky has been on the forefront."Read more  
  • Hemp Pilot Part of USDA Grant to Remediate Soil in Illinois"The five-year, climate-smart hemp pilot project will consist of planting fiber industrial hemp seeds within targeted sub watersheds and land parcels." Read more
  • Perspective  on the evolution of Hemp Processing "America is the land of innovation. We are known the world over for our all-star lineup of inventors and thinkers and tinkerers. The relentless drive of our citizens and open exchange of ideas in this young country has been especially visible in our advancements in agricultural production and processing." Read more
  • Patagonia Just Developed a Sustainable Fleece Workwear Collection "Patagonia’s Workwear subline may not be as ubiquitous as Carhartt or others of that same nature, but outdoor lovers and GORP enthusiasts alike can all appreciate the sustainable label’s latest collection." Read more
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