Why Imperial Valley

Read more about hemp in the Imperial Valley 

The inaugural Imperial County Hemp Summit & Expo took place this fall of 2019 in Imperial, California. Thousands of acres of prime farmland in the low desert of Southern California developed the region known as the Imperial Valley. Today, the Imperial Valley is one of the most productive agricultural centers in California and the United States, supplying the majority of vegetables to the nation during winter months. The region's abundant and affordable land and water, coupled with an optimal climate that allows for multiple growing cycles a year, have positioned Imperial County as an opportune region for industrial hemp.  

ICHemp 2020

2nd Annual Imperial County Hemp Summit & Expo

Thursday & Friday, December 3-4, 2020 | Imperial, CA

Schedule, Pricing and Speaker information coming soon! 

About ICHemp 2019

ICHemp will serve as an all-encompassing marketplace for education, networking and marketing for growers, processors, manufacturers and retailers in the hemp industry. The 2019 event included a full day of expert panels and speeches led by top industry professionals, regional tours of local growing operations and research facilities, and a two-day business expo. ICHemp 2019 topics included:

  • Local Opportunities and Resources
  • Banking, Financing and Insurance
  • Legislation and Compliance
  • Best Field Practices
  • Extraction and Processing
  • Manufacturing and Products

ICHemp 2019 Highlights:

Watch full videos from ICHemp 2019 HERE.

Partner With Us

Become An Exhibitor

Become A Sponsor

ICHemp 2019 is hosted by Imperial Valley Economic Development Corporation (IVEDC), in partnership with the County of Imperial and Imperial County Agricultural Benefit Program. For more information, including partnership and custom opportunities, please contact IVEDC at 760.353.8332.


Imperial Valley Fairgrounds
200 E 2nd St
Imperial, CA 92251


Friday and Saturday
September 27–28, 2019

Event Schedule

ICHemp 2020 Schedule Coming Soon.

Ryan Kelley
Chair, Imperial County Board of Supervisors
Erik Ortega
President, Imperial Irrigation District
Carlos Ortiz
Agricultural Commissioner, County of Imperial
Chris Boucher
CEO, Farmtiva
Stephen Benson
CEO, Benson Farms
Jeffrey Burch
Managing Director, Bank of the West
Dr. Martha Garcia
President, Imperial Valley College
Patrick Goggin
Senior Attorney, Hoban Law Group
Lawrence Serbin
CEO, Hemp Traders
Chad Rosen
CEO, Victory Hemp Foods
Jim Minnick
Director, Imperial County Planning Department
Brian Furnish
Brian Furnish Consulting


Thank you to all sponsors and partners of the 2019 Imperial County Hemp Summit & Expo. Special thank you to the County of Imperial and the Imperial County Agricultural Benefit Program for your partnership. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, click here.