Through interviews with industry experts and engaging product case studies, the Hemp Processing and Products course provides information on how to process fibre, seeds, and cannabidiols for future hemp entrepreneurs, product development managers, or anyone interested in understanding the range of products that can be produced with hemp. This course will explore all the different options for products that come from industrial hemp such as textiles, plastics, cosmetics, food, and building products.
The Hemp Processing and Products course provides an overview of the industrial hemp industry. The course explores aspects of the history of hemp growing and commercialization, Canadian regulations, and the industrial supply chain. Frameworks of the parameters surrounding hemp farming, and fibre, seed, and flowering head/CBD processing are examined. A focus on understanding the industrial hemp market, and enterprise within it, is maintained throughout all course modules. The course is capped with a series of unique case studies that showcase influential hemp entrepreneurs.
This course is divided into seven (7) modules and entrepreneurand business case studies. Each module is self paced and 30 minutes in duration. By the end of each module, you will be able to:
Module 1: Introduction
Module 2: History
Module 3: Regulations
Module 4: Supply Chain & Processing (Farming)
Module 5: Supply Chain & Processing (Fibre Processing)
Module 6: Supply Chain & Processing (Seed)
Module 7: Supply Chain & Processing (Flowering Head and Cannabinoid)
Entrepreneur & Business Case Studies
This course will be available on March 7, 2019. Sign up here for our email registration notification. We will notify you once the course is available for registration.
Laura McIlveen is a Chemical Process Engineer with 12 years of experience in Bio-processing. She was a lead engineer in the development of the Decortication Pilot Plant in Vegreville, Alberta and continues to work on projects related to Industrial hemp processing and products.
Wade Chute is the owner and President of Techfibre Industries. Wade is a Chemical Process Engineer with 27 years of experience in fibre processing R&D, plant design and start-up, process troubleshooting and optimization.
Russ Crawford is the former President of the Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance. Russ Crawford developed the content for the instruction, history, and regulation modules.
David Fielder is an experienced scientist with over 25 years of business, management, research and commercialization expertise in the area of botanical ingredients for the personal healthcare markets.
Jason Finnis, is a 25 year veteran of the hemp fibre industry and has hands on experience in all areas of the hemp value chain. He has contracted hemp acreages in multiple countries, overseen the installation and commissioning of 4 decortication and/or fibre refining lines in multiple countries, owned and operated a hemp and flax fibre degumming facility in Europe, and has led the creation of multiple patents dealing with bast fibre processes and products. Mr. Finnis has successfully commercialized bast fibres with global brands including Ikea of Sweden & Georgia Pacific.
Does this class have an instructor?
This class is interactive, self-paced, and designed for students to take in the comfort of their own home, at their own pace.
We have filmed subject matter experts talking about hemp processing and products as a way to provide specialized knowledge from a range of highly-qualified hemp experts and industry professionals.
What is the learning experience like?
After registering in the course you will automatically receive an email with access instructions and a link to the online learning platform (Moodle). When you access the online learning platform the course will be visible on your personal “dashboard.” Each module in the course is designed as a completely immersive experience with slides, voice-over, videos, and quizzes. After each module, learners will receive a badge. A certificate of completion will be granted to those that complete the course in entirety.
What can I expect for quizzes and test?
There will be multiple choice questions within the course modules. All quizzes and assignments are designed to be accessible and easy to complete by learners with a busy schedule. By engaging on the course content within each module, you will have the answers to each evaluation.
How much time will I need to spend?
Each module will take 30 minutes to complete. There are 7 modules in the course, along with the entrepreneur profile stories.
How long will I have access to the class?
Each registrant will have 3 months to access the course content from the time that they pay for the class.
What is the refund policy?
Refunds will not be issued for this course.