The title will initially appear as a weekly newsletter and website, with plans to expand it to a print magazine appearing six times a year. The print magazine will be free to hemp business owners, senior management and growers.
The newsletter and website launch on August 20, 2019. The title can also be found across Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn.
Hemp Grower will serve both newly legal and emerging cannabis markets across North America. It joins GIE Media’s Horticulture Group, which includes Cannabis Business Times and Cannabis Dispensary.
Chris Foster, president-CEO of GIE Media, describes the title’s mission to support growers by “providing actionable intelligence in all aspects of the business — from regulatory news to analysis of industry trends and business strategy, as well as expert advice on cultivation, extraction, marketing, financial topics and legal issues.”
Noelle Skodzinski, cofounder-editorial director of Cannabis Business Times, Cannabis Dispensary and Cannabis Conference, will serve as editorial director of Hemp Grower.
Heading digital content is Eric Sandy, who is also digital editor of Cannabis Business Times, Cannabis Dispensary and Cannabis Conference. Scott Anthony, national sales manager for Cannabis Business Times, Cannabis Dispensary and Cannabis Conference, will lead sales and sponsorship campaigns.
Group publisher Jim Gilbride stated: “In 2019, we’re at a critical moment in history for farmers, many of whom are making decisions that will impact their business for years and decades to come. We’ve been serving the hemp market through our work with Cannabis Business Times, but we’re eager to expand our perspectives and our work to help guide farmers in their decision-making.”
Hemp Grower debuts as the company plans its Cannabis Conference 2020, an event that features an education track dedicated to hemp growers and business owners. The event takes place in late April and will include industry-leading companies presenting technologies and solutions to help hemp farmers achieve success.