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Business Structure and Resources: Of all the decisions you make when starting a business, probably the most important one relating to taxes is the type of legal structure you select for your company, as well as the legal agreements that should be in place to help protect you and your business. Along with properly structuring your business, you also need to know what resources you have in your local vicinity. For hemp farmers on the Western Slope, there are some interesting new opportunities to get support and potentially rebages which the Grand Junction Economic Partnership will update us on. Post Harvest Processes: The post harvest process is often the capstone to your cultivation, make sure you understand the basics of curing hemp flower, and preparing your biomass for extractionis essential. Cutting corners during the last stages of the cultivation can lead to costly mistakes that can be avoided with proper planning and methods. Doors open, networking, light meal and drinks: 5:00pm MT Presentation begins: 5:30pm MT Question and answer session to take place after the presentations. All donation proceeds from event entrance will be provided to a local non-profit organization. Speaker Bio's: Western Slope Resources: Steve Jozefczyk is the Deputy Director at the Grand Junction Economic Partnership (GJEP) and his chief responsibility is support all programs aimed toward the creation of new primary jobs, assists businesses with expansions and relocations, and serve as the point person for all data. Steve relocated to Grand Junction from Boulder after working in the outdoor recreation industry for 12 years, primarily at SCARPA North America, where he managed the pro and direct sales department throughout US and Canada. Before this, Steve worked in commercial and builder real estate with Land Title Guarantee Company in Denver. LLoyd Quesenberry is a partner at Rider & Quesenberry with a general business practice, including business transactions, real estate, oil and gas work, and wills and estates. He has also served as a mediator in the same areas of practice. Post Harvest Processes: Austin Goodman is the Co-Founder and CEO of American Standard Hemp Co., He founded ASHCo in 2017 with a commitment to only produce high quality products. ASHCo has a 5,200 climate controlled curing facility located in Grand Junction, Co and an extraction facility in Rifle, Co that is capable of processing 1M lbs of hemp annually. Further processing capabilities include distillation, isolation, THC removal and product manufacturing. www.ashempco.com @ashempco Austin's diverse background includes Tax Accounting, Manufacturing, Real Estate, and Business Development. He graduated from Loras College in Dubuque, Ia with a double bachelor's in Business Finance & Accounting in 2007.