New West Genetics (NWG) to be a featured company as founders present their foundational work on Cannabis sativa genetics at the Ag Innovation Showcase

July 20, 2017
Ft. Collins, CO. Dr. John McKay and Wendy Mosher, NWG founders will present on September 12, 2017 at the Ag Innovation Showcase. The conference, hosted annually in St Louis by the Larta Institute, is geared towards promising agriculture-focused start-ups from across the globe who are pursuing solutions in ag-biotech, renewable energy, sustainable materials, animal health, soil & water, and farming technology.  Companies will be pitching to seasoned Ag industry investors and business people as well as fellow entrepreneurs.

New West Genetics is improving hemp genetics for large-scale production, creating innovations that will then be applied to higher THC cannabis as regulations ease.

NWG CEO Wendy Mosher states “We are so excited to present in the Mid West– where tremendous Ag experience resides, but also where we find some of the last states to adopt pro hemp/cannabis legislation. Greater understanding around the health and nutritional benefits of hemp has helped to decrease these regulatory barriers while also clarifying for governments and farmers alike the economic potential to be found in C. sativa. We’ve made tremendous progress in developing the first US-bred hemp variety to pass a Department of Agriculture trial. We look forward to adapting those initial genetics to other regions so more farmers can participate in a more sustainable, lucrative, and soil healthy crop to add to their rotations.” Ms. Mosher further commented that “It is an honor to be selected by Larta to be highlighted at this conference, and we look forward to collaborating with some of the best Ag industry experience in the world!”

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