FREE! Industrial Hemp Educational Meeting

Event Information

Date: 

February 25th, 2019

Time: 

1:00pm - 4:30pm

Cost: 

FREE

Financial support provided by the Brown County Farm Bureau
Please note: This is NOT marijuana!

February 25, 2019
1:00-4:30 pm
Neville Public Museum, Auditorium
210 Museum Place, Green Bay, 54303

Space is limited to the first 120 pre-registered

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) has extended the application deadline for the Industrial Hemp Pilot Program to March 1, 2019.

This meeting is intended for interested growers and those who support them, including service providers, consultants, agency staff, lenders, and others interested in growing industrial hemp.

Topics/Speakers

Hemp Agronomics
Dr. David Williams, Agronomist, University of Kentucky
Dr. Williams will provide information on general agronomic parameters for hemp production including variety selection, establishment, crop culture, harvesting, and post-harvest issues.  This will include information for all three harvestable components; fiber, grain, and cannabinoids.  Additionally, he will provide information on the economics/profitability of hemp production both within and beyond the U.S.

Industrial Hemp Legal Considerations
Larry Konopacki, Partner Stafford Rosenbaum LLP; General Counsel, Wisconsin Hemp Alliance
Larry Konopacki will discuss legalities that should be taken into consideration when growing industrial hemp. Larry serves as general counsel to the Wisconsin Hemp Alliance.

Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Program
Jennifer Heaton-Amhrein, DATCP
Jennifer will cover federal and state law and regulations governing the hemp pilot program, 2019 licensing requirements, 2018 program results, and answer questions.

Local Grower Perspective
Growers from the Northeast Wisconsin region
Hear from growers in Northeast Wisconsin who participated in the first ever 2018 research pilot program. They will share their experiences and have a discussion about what they did and what they learned in 2018.

Questions about the program?                                            To register by phone:
Contact Liz Binversie                                                               Call Alyssa Zirbel, 920-391-4653
elizabeth.binversie@wisc.edu                                              To register by computer:
920-391-4612                                                                          https://goo.gl/forms/huJkpZQFS2gGR0ag2

Event Location

Neville Public Museum, Auditorium
210 Museum Place
Green Bay, WI 54303


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