The Nation’s First and Largest Hemp Public Auction

The nation’s first and largest hemp auction will take place this Fall in Franklin, Tennessee. The International Hemp Auction & Market (IHAM) will be hosted by the Southern Hemp Marketplace (SHM), LLC has started selling tickets September 16, 2019 to host 1,000 plus farmers, processors, and traders.
Trista Best
Written by Trista Best, Registered Dietitian
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Hemp Auction

The Most Important Hemp Event of the Year – November 19-21, 2019

The Southern Hemp Marketplace (SHM), LLC announced in September that it will be hosting the largest gathering of professionals in the hemp industry. In November the organization will bring together the industries farmers, growers, traders, and processors for the first annual International Hemp Auction Market in Franklin, Tennessee.

The Williamson County Ag Expo, where the event is to be held, is expected to turn over more than one million pounds of hemp products at the three day event. This is a hefty goal set by SHM that is quite possibly attainable as the event is shaping up to be quite successful with a Holiday Hemp and CBD Market event already in the works.

Where

The Williamson County Ag Expo Park in Franklin, TN now being affectionately deemed the Hemp Heartland. 

4215 Long Ln, Franklin, TN 37064

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When

November 19-21, 2019

Three days packed with live auction and sales by vendors.

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What

The nation’s first and largest hemp auction will take place this Fall in Franklin, Tennessee. The International Hemp Auction & Market (IHAM) will be hosted by the Southern Hemp Marketplace (SHM), LLC has started selling tickets September 16, 2019 to host 1,000 plus farmers, processors, and traders.1

The organization has set a hefty goal of processing over one million pounds of hemp. The growing season is wrapping up and it became clear that there was a need for a selling and trading platform for this booming industry.

SHM has dedicated a portion of the proceeds to fund support for legislation of the legalization of hemp products. There will be third party potency testing on site for purchasers by Eurofins.2

Products Available Include:

  • Hemp Biomass – Will require third-party testing Certificate of Analysis (COA)
  • Smokable Hemp Flower – Will require third-party testing Certificate of Analysis (COA)
  • CBD Blends – Will require third-party COA to verify products are less than 0.3% THC, along with being pithing the permissible limits of pesticides and heavy metals.
  • CBD Isolate- Will require third-party COA to verify products are less than 0.3% THC, along with being pithing the permissible limits of pesticides and heavy metals.
  • CBD Distillate- Will require third-party COA to verify products are less than 0.3% THC, along with being pithing the permissible limits of pesticides and heavy metals.
  • CBD Crude Oil- Will require third-party COA to verify products are less than 0.3% THC, along with being pithing the permissible limits of pesticides and heavy metals.

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Upcoming Products & Events

  • Holiday Hemp & CBD Market – Location and Time TBD
  • Live Products – Seeds, Seedlings, Mothers, and Clones. IHAM will not be allowing the selling of Live Products at this year’s auction, but sellers are encouraged to register as a vendor for a booth in the Holiday CBD Market

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Admission to the event is still available at affordable prices for the whole family. Children twelve and under get in free, those 13 to 17 cost $9.01, and ages 18 and up can enter for $13.76. Admission gets you unlimited entry for the three day event, ability to see the latest hemp products first-hand, learn about up and coming products, and support hemp legislation and regulation.

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Buyer Registration involves a three step process; application, approval, registration payment.

Application – Requires company info including name, address, and direct contact. The company will have to provide bank information at the application step for money transfer from sales. Finally, the type of product being sold has to be included.

Approval – Each application should expect to receive approval or denial via email within 12 hours. If approved a link will be provided where registration fees can be paid.

Payment – The registration fee is $750 and includes VIP amenities, total of 2 auction floor passes, 4 general admission passes, two potency tests at buyers request, and free bidding registry.

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Social Media –

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram

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Sponsors –

  • Eurofins – Top Sponsor
  • Ionization Labs – Top Sponsor
  • Optimara – Champion Sponsor
  • New River Botanicals – Executive Sponsor
  • Tiny Mighty Communications – Advocate Sponsor
  • Info Code – Advocate Sponsor
  • McLaughlin – Advocate Sponsor

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Southern Hemp Marketplace (SHM) contact info:

Southern Hemp Marketplace, LLC
320 Huntsville Industrial Drive
Huntsville, Tennessee 37756
423-223-9551
info@hempauctionmarket.com
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If you’re unable to attend this ground breaking event, be sure to keep up-to-date with what takes place. As the hemp industry evolves at a rapid pace it is vital to develop a resource for sellers and purchasers alike. This event is sure to draw the nation’s top players from smallest to greatest in the industrial hemp market.

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Trista Best
Trista Best
Registered Dietitian
Trista Best is a Registered Dietitian, Public Health Dietitian, and former college Nutrition Professor. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Health Science from Armstrong Atlantic State University in 2009, Masters of Public Health Nutrition from Liberty University in 2014, and Bachelors of Science in Food and Environmental Sciences from the University of Alabama in 2018. Her dietetic background is in Public Health, Medical Grade Supplements, and Childhood Nutrition.

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