The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR) is excited to lead the emerging hemp market by combining plant science expertise with analytical chemistry services and market connections. Not only does IALR host the annual Industrial Hemp Summit attended by hundreds from across the globe, but it provides important testing and research services as well. As the hemp industry continues to gain momentum with the development of governing regulations and infrastructure, IALR is poised to serve as a critical resource for knowledge, networking, compliance and research.
Hemp testing Lab
Leveraging the expertise of an on-site Analytical Chemist and state-of-the-art analytical instruments, IALR stands ready to assist hemp growers and processors. High-quality testing services at an affordable rate ensure regulatory compliance and marketability.
Our innovative research on hemp spans a vast array of studies in numerous areas. These studies are intended to help bring uniformity and growth to an industry in its infancy. They are also designed to serve as resources and insight for the development of guidelines and governance policies.
Hemp Grower Expo
canceled DUE TO COVID-19
As the emerging hemp industry continues to evolve, questions keep rising about best practices. The January 2020 Hemp Grower Expo, the first of its kind in the region, helped growers more successfully prepare for the second growing season. To aid industry advancement, access was provided to critical resources, local providers and subject matter experts.
Industrial Hemp Summit
February 22-23, 2021
The 2020 event sold out with 400+ attendees, panelists and speakers. Thank you to all of the attendees, sponsors and volunteers.
Hemp Legal Summit
march 22, 2021
As the emerging hemp industry advances and evolves, an array of legal issues continues to require careful attention and consideration. This summit will bring together legal experts from across the Commonwealth of Virginia, the region and the country to address and clarify many of these matters in this first annual event. An agenda featuring meaningful conversations with legal and industry experts as well as change agents is under development and will be shared soon.
Hemp related Programs
As a leader in the nation’s hemp industry, IALR takes pride in sharing resources and knowledge with fellow stakeholders. Whether a grower desires to learn more about the testing process or an entrepreneur wants to understand commercial hemp opportunities, IALR offers a variety of program topics. The goal is to foster economic transformation with this versatile new crop.
Tyler J. Russell & Allen N. Trask III / Ward and Smith Attorneys
Delegate Danny Marshall
Mark Gignac / Institute for Advanced Learning and Research
Hemp Testing 101
The new hemp industry offers exciting opportunities, but also introduces testing and compliance requirements which can sometimes be overwhelming. IALR offers a video series to delve into these topics and more in order to help stakeholders navigate this new terrain. IALR is committed to providing education and insight to help others succeed in this promising industry.