Cannabis Conference, the leading industry event for plant-touching businesses, has launched a new podcast series featuring Cannabis Conference speakers titled Beyond the Show, airing every Friday on Spotify, Google Play, iTunes, and CannabisBusinessTimes.com.
This can’t-miss series provides listeners an idea of what they can expect at Cannabis Conference 2021 (Aug. 24-26 at Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino). Each week, Cannabis Business Times’ Digital Editor Eric Sandy chats with one of the conference’s 65+ featured speakers about how plant-touching entrepreneurs and executives are navigating the business in an ever-changing environment. Tune in to learn about everything from launching an adult-use or medical dispensary to environmental disaster preparedness.
Michelle Hackett – President of Riverview Farms
In the Beyond the Show premiere episode, President of Riverview Farms (RVF) Michelle Hackett speaks about her experience in the cannabis industry. RVF is a fully integrated cannabis company in Salinas, Calif., that is female-minority-owned and made up of 75% minority women.
Hackett’s family has extensive history in the agricultural industry. Greenhouses have been in her family for more than 20 years and are what sparked the idea of getting into growing cannabis. Her father, Mike Hackett, opened RVF in 2016 and Michelle Hackett joined him in 2017 running the company’s sales division. During her tenure at RVF, Hackett has fostered connections with some of the biggest brands, distributors and retail outlets in the state. She says the best choice she and her family have ever made is “doing it all on their own.”
Hackett highlights the main points she will speak about during the session “Facility Design – Greenhouse” at Cannabis Conference 2021. In the episode, she touches on:
- The process of implementing RVF’s new genetics for 2021;
- Challenges that come with growing cannabis in a greenhouse;
- Practices growers can implement to be mindful of the climate; and
- RVF’s expansion plans and goal to implement a dry facility.
To hear more from Hackett on the challenges and solutions that come along with greenhouse facility design, register for Cannabis Conference 2021. The session “All-Access Pass: Facility Design – Greenhouse” will be held August 24 from 11:20 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PT. Regular registration rates expire July 31, 2021.