The Iowa legislative process is long, bureaucratic and riddled with obstacles requiring constant presence at the Capitol while legislators are in session, lobbying activities throughout the year and planning educational events for Iowa farmers and citizens. The IHA is committed to presenting a professional and responsive outlook to lawmakers in making the case for industrial and medicinal cannabis cultivation in Iowa. To do so, we need your help! By becoming a member, you will be directly contributing to the daily efforts of IHA members to re-introduce industrial cannabis as an agricultural crop in Iowa.


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Fields of Opportunity

Our “Fields of Opportunity” educational series involves a multi-faceted presentation on cannabis and hemp. Starting with an overview of the history of prohibition and the Controlled Substances Act, we move on to discuss the environmental benefits of growing industrial hemp. Following this discussion, we provide a presentation on the Endocannabinoid System and the medicinal benefits of cannabis. Finally, we close out with an overview of the historical importance of hemp to the global economy, its subsequent prohibition, and the economic opportunities available to Iowa farmers with the passage of the 2014 Federal Farm Bill. The mission of this tour is to educate Iowans on the differences between hemp and marijuana, the history of hemp, its economic and environmental benefits, current legislative obstacles, and how Iowans can get involved. Through lobbying efforts, we have found that without grassroots support from Iowa farmers, landowners, and other stakeholders (especially the Iowa Farm Bureau), the top agricultural state in the US will continue to lag behind its peers in industrial hemp cultivation, research, and production. The “Fields of Opportunity” tour dates are included below. With your business and direct farming experience, we believe you are an ideal fit to collaborate with the Iowa Hemp Association through sponsorship. Additionally, this would provide an opportunity to raise awareness of the growing hemp industry to the Farm Bureau.

What Sponsoring Fields of Opportunity Can Do for You:

As a featured sponsor, you will be prominently featured to crowds who attend our events, which garner anywhere from 20 to 100+ people throughout Iowa. To increase our presence, as well as, to provide information about “Fields of Opportunity,” the Iowa Hemp Association will have booths at several county fairs. We will also be at the world-renown Iowa State Fair which is one of the largest state fairs in the United States, boasting over one million visitors annually. Throughout these events, the IHA will feature your branding and logos on all our publications in addition to added benefits depending on your financial commitment.We have a number of sponsorship packages in order to best serve your budget, target demographics, and future vision. We at the IHA recognize that time, talent, and services have value. The mission of the Iowa Hemp Association is to promote the re-introduction and re-emergence of hemp as an agricultural crop in Iowa through sponsoring hemp educational events and cultivating good farmer relationships.

Sponsorship Benefits:

  • Exposure to key demographics and potential clients in your current
  • Support for the infrastructure to build our 501(c)3 non-profit organization,tax-deductible charity purposes, but also for the agricultural, environmental, and economic purposes that will further the preservation of Iowa’s future.
  • Increased product/company awareness of your brand through a number of differentsponsorship packages tailored to fit various company/product outreach needs and desires
  • Increased potential for new customers/clients through exposure and advertising with theIHA.

Contact us for additional information on sponsorship opportunities.