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Anndrea Hermann

Anndrea Hermann - Hemp Technologies - President, Hemp Industries Association - March 8, 2013

Anndrea Hermann is from Joplin, Missouri she graduated from Missouri Southern State University in
2002 with a B.GS in Ecolonomics focusing on hemp. She acquired an internship with the Parkland Industrial Hemp Growers in the summer of 2001 and in late 2003, Anndrea was selected as a Manitoban Provincial Nominee under the Unique Skilled Worker Program (Hemp Technician) in which, she became a Canadian landed immigrate/permanent resident in 2004 and in July of 2012 she became a Canadian Citizen holding dual USA citizenship. In August of 2008 she completed a Masters of Science in hemp fibre agronomy at the University of Manitoba. She has authored articles, book chapters and industry reviews.

With over 15 years experience in the Canadian & International Hemp Cannabis industry, she has a
wide range of interdisciplinary skills: Hemp Fibre & Seed Agronomy, Hemp Field Trials & Crop THC
Sampling, Sales, Marketing, Product Development, Regulatory Affairs, Certifications and Licensing, Client to Client Connections, Hemp Building Applications, Project Analysis, Bodycare, Fashion, and Food etc.

Anndrea is the Owner of The Ridge International Cannabis Consulting, which is a partner of Hemp-
Technologies Canada – New Zealand (hemp hurd and hempcrete building), and an Instructor at Oregon State University WSE266 Industrial Hemp, and Blogger for the National Cannabis Coalition. She is an Independent Professional Agrologist and researcher, President of the Hemp Industries Association, Special Committee Member (Former VP, Science Officer and Interim Executive Director) the Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance, member of the European Industrial Hemp Association, the International Hemp Building Association and is a Director of the Manitoba Organic Alliance. She is a board advisor to Vote Hemp Inc. (USA), Hemp Now South Africa and the Latin American Hemp Trading while supporting efforts in Oceania, Eurasia and the Middle East.

She is a Health Canada Authorized Hemp THC Sampler (2005-present) and assists with a wide range of
interdisciplinary Cannabis related projects. She formally was the Sales Account and Marketing Manager,
Agrologist & Industry Liaison for Hemp Oil Canada Inc, (primary contractor, processor and supplier of
Canadian hemp ingredients and foods) and Hemp Research field technician for the Parkland Industrial Hemp Growers Co-op.

Anndrea continues to share her experiences in the areas of hemp cultivation, processing,
regulations and networking (etc. all things hemp). In 2011, Anndrea was selected as a champion of the new rural economy in Manitoba, Canada.

Her background includes over 15 years of promoting hemp in the USA and 12 years of experience in
the Canadian professional hemp sector from field to table to home. Not only does she respect this plant but it is a way of life for her, eating hemp, wearing hemp, and building with hemp, speaking about hemp, sharing knowledge and inspiring others to do the same. Cannabis is part of what Anndrea calls her final vocabulary.