Register for Inaugural Heart of America Agricultural Hemp Classic

The inaugural Heart of America Agricultural Hemp Classic is scheduled for January 15-16, 2020 in Independence, Missouri at the Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center.

Registration officially begins Black Friday, November 29, at

Missouri Hemp Association LogoThe Classic is being organized by the Missouri Hemp Association (MHA), which formed earlier this year, and is open to farmers and allied industry throughout the American Heartland.

“We are calling it ‘Heart of America’ because it includes Missouri and the surrounding states of Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee and Arkansas,” says Bill Cook, MHA Executive Director.

Building on the success of the sold-out 2019 Missouri Hemp Conference, the Classic will feature speakers on growing hemp indoors and outdoors, as well as processors, end-users, and more. There is also a trade show component of the Classic for companies and other organizations seeking to participate.

The Classic kicks off January 15th with an evening dinner program strictly for MHA members, and the 16th will be a full-day program open to everyone.

Membership is available in several categories for MHA, which aims to be a resource for farmers to network and become actively involved in the development of the hemp industry.

For more information, contact the Missouri Hemp Association at 573-416-0273 or

Press contact:
Bill Cook 816-830-1252 or Meghan Dixon 573-416-0273

Media assets for download:
Interview with Bill Cook, Missouri Hemp Association

Heart of America Hemp Classic Logo

The Missouri Hemp Association is a commodity group that exists to benefit the entire hemp industry in Missouri – everyone from growers to businesses and everyone in between. MHA wants to use hemp-based products to make Missouri a place that fosters entrepreneurship for growing hemp. Unlike most similar organizations, MHA exists to make a profit. MHA wants all relationships to be profitable and to be a driving force behind the hemp industry in Missouri.