Tuesday, October 27, 2020

October into November New Big Website Changes

10/21/2020 -  We are combining the three websites now under one site.:

  • The transition is happening in the back end thankst to Red Lab Media.
  • Hempzels.com is 22 years old but it has been a novice work in progress
  • Hempzels.com, Natalieschoice.com and Lancaster TradingHouse.com will reside under one site.
  • Resellers will have easy access, customers will like the easy secure ordering, look and feel. .
  • Why did it take so long? Capital - Connections - Critics - Cajoling. 
  • So many changes hempening in 2020 that this was a good time to evolve the last quarter of the year.
  • At this moment approximately 2 more weeks - 

His-story Page

Hemp + Pretzels = Hempzels™  The Journey, newspaper articles from 1997 to today  Welcome to a little bit of the His-Story.

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Les Starks Beginning Quit Your Job

Straight from the heart, Les Stark bares all in why he left his full time job at Shady Maple Smorgasboard last year in 2012 to sell his book - Hempstone Heritage and stay involved with his passion - legalizing cannabis / hemp for a better world and a new opportunity for him.


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Hempstone Heritage

Penn State Hemp Research Field Day

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2019 Field Day Speakers and Topics:
Penn State Extension Hosts:
Dr. Alyssa Collins, Jeff Graybill, Krystal Snyder

4:30 PM Registration

5:00 PM Introduction and Update on Hemp Industry and Infrastructure in PA
Geoff Whaling and Erica McBride, PA Hemp Council

5:15 PMUnderstanding the Regulations
What’s legal and what’s not?
M. Sean High, Esq. Penn State Staff Attorney, Center for Agricultural and Shale Law

Specifics of the PDA Program moving into 2020, Seed Production and Certification
Sarah Pickel, PDA IPM Education Specialist

5:30 PM Hemp for CBD, Producer Panel
Discussion of cultivation techniques, fertility and irrigation management,and other
production issues.

Moderator: Alyssa Collins, Penn State Southeast Research and Extension Center
Jonathan Steffy, Speedwell Forge organics
       Sue Frey, Future View Flowers

6:00 PM CBD Monitoring, THC and Quality Testing
CBD and other cannabinoid levels will vary with varieties, environment, maturity and
       other factors. Processors may require you to test for foreign substances such as pesticides
       and heavy metals. PDA requires THC testing.

Krystal Snyder, Penn State Extension, Horticulture, Northampton Co.

Sarah Pickel, PDA IPM Education Specialist

6:45 PMHarvesting and Drying for High Quality CBD Extraction, Producer Panel
     Harvest timing, whole plant vs. bud harvest, drying conditions and storage issues will be

Moderator: Krystal Snyder, Penn State Extension
Steve Groff, Keystone Hemp

            Ben Davies,Wildfox ProvisionsFarm

7:30PM Hemp Marketing Discussion
Moderator: Alicia Anderson, Penn State Extension

7:45PM General Discussion, Q & A Session,

8:00 PM Field plot tour &Networking Time

       View Penn State’s Hemp Test Plots.
       3 CBD varieties, 12 dual purpose varieties for grain and fiber, replicated fiber plots.
         Dr. Alyssa Collins, Penn State Extension,
         Dr. Jude Liu, Penn State Ag Engineering

8:30 PM Lights Out! Thanks for your participation

We will have a variety of hemp products to view including food, fiber, CBD,
nutraceutical and health products.

Event Time/Date:        5:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Tuesday,August 6th, 2019
Registration Deadline: Monday, August 5th
Cost:                            $10.00(Walk-ins $15.00)
Location:                     Penn State Southeast Agricultural Research and Extension Center
   (SEAREC), 1446 Auction Road, Manheim, PA 17545

For more details and information contact:
Penn State Extension in Lancaster Co.
1383 Arcadia Rd. #140
Lancaster, PA 17601
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