Future Opportunities Hemp Workshop in WNC-Jan. 31!

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1/25/2023 – There is a limited number of tickets left for this Jan. 31 hemp workshop in western North Carolina that is primarily focused on new uses and markets for fiber hemp. There will also be updates on the hemp research that NC State has conducted in Mills River and Waynesville, grower and industry updates, and introductions from our local USDA contacts.

Register for this free workshop now on Eventbrite

Here is the agenda (subject to change):

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Welcome and Logistics

10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Hemp Fibers and Bioproducts-Drs. Lokendra Pal & Lucian Lucia, NC State Dept. of Forest Biomaterials

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Hemp Agronomy and Processing:

11:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m. Agronomic Research in WNC 2017-2022, Dr. Jeanine Davis and Margaret Bloomquist, NC State Dept. Hort Science

11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. WNC Floral Hemp, Andrew Wheeler, Arrowhead Farms

11:45 a.m. -12:00 p.m.  Eastern NC Hemp, Harrison Hooker, Harrison Farms,  Taimour Azhar, Hempville *Both in-person and Zoom 

12:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m. – Q&A morning (and prepare to serve box lunch)

12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Networking and Lunch

1:00 p.m. -1:15 p.m. Regional USDA Contacts for Domestic Hemp-Industrial Hemp Acreage Reporting, Charles Zink, Farm Service Agency, Buncombe and Madison Counties and  USDA Domestic Hemp Production, Demeseh M. Cobb, USDA Agricultural Marketing Specialist

1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Q&A/Open Discussion 

1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Closing Remarks and Survey, Dr. Lokendra Pal & Dr. Jeanine Davis

This event is organized and offered by NC State University, College of Natural Resources, NC State University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and N.C. Cooperative Extension