Industry Speaker

SLV Hemp Company would like to introduce our leader in the Hemp Industry.

He is not only an expert in Hemp knowledge, he is a farmer, producer, processor and has full supply chain experience.  See below for his upcoming and past speaking engagements.  He is available for speaking engagements, radio interviews and webinars.  Contact him at (719) 299-5000 or Monte@SLVHemp.com

Monte Robertson

Monte’s current position is Founder and general partner of the vertically integrated San Luis Valley Hemp Company (SLVHemp). 

SLV Hemp was founded in 2014 near the headwaters of the Rio Grande River to produce and process industrial hemp into their own brand of food products. They process for other manufacturers as well. Monte is directly involved in the research, processing and business facets of SLVHemp.


Partners Shanan Wright and Dion Oakes of Wright-Oakes Farms run the farming operations for the company. 2019 will be the company’s 6th year of growing Industrial Hemp at production scale. 


As a presenter for Hemp conferences his message focuses on helping others understand the real challenges and pitfalls in trying to build a new industry. Moving from producer to processor, while relying on first-hand experiences to tell the stories and help educate. 


Being no stranger to new industries, Monte was with the World’s first Anti Spyware company called PestPatrol and helped them start the Anti Spyware industry.


He’s interested in Tradition, Change and Natural Life. 

Formal education includes undergrad studies at Colorado Christian University, advanced studies at the University of Denver and a PHD from (HKU) – Hard Knock University. 😊

"It is no small task this building a new industry. We must build this new industry with integrity, and a focus on the future, not on short term gain. We must build this new industry to improve our systems and fix the error in our ways from the past."

-Monte Robertson

Speaking Events

05/16/2019

Davos On The Delta - Deep Dive - Option B

7am - 2pm

Peabody Hotel, Memphis Tennessee

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05/16/2019

Davos On The Delta - Deep Dive - Option B

The 2018 U.S. Farm Bill changed the game for hemp farmers in this country, effectively legalizing an industrial crop that has for years been sidelined. Hemp is a renewable source of raw materials that can be incorporated into thousands of products, and its seeds and flowers can be used in a range of health foods, body care products, and other nutraceuticals. Even before legalization, hemp was a $620 million market in the U.S. and that’s only expected to grow. Is now the time to get involved?   

At this special add-on session on Thursday, May 16 you’ll learn about:

  • What municipalities, regulators, producers, and businesses that want to get into hemp need to know
  • The many uses and farming benefits of hemp
  • The potential for new hemp-based products, including Cannabidiol (CBD), protein, fiber and more
  • The technologies involved in hemp production today, including genetics, agronomics and processing


7am - 2pm

Peabody Hotel, Memphis Tennessee

06/28/2019

"The Fort" Fort Garland, Colorado Museum

10am - 11am

Fort Garland Museum

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06/28/2019

"The Fort" Fort Garland, Colorado Museum

Find out how hemp was used in the 1800's and how it has changed today. 

10am - 11am

Fort Garland Museum

08/05/2019

3rd Annual SLV Economic Summit

8am - 3pm

Adams State University

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08/05/2019

3rd Annual SLV Economic Summit

3rd Annual SLV Economic Summit at Adams State University. 

8am - 3pm

Adams State University