Alabama: 3 Upcoming Hemp Meetings, Nov. 4, 6, 8

    Field of hemp. Photo: Clemson University

    The Alabama Cooperative Extension System will host a series of industrial hemp meetings for growers and restricted-use pesticide dealers Nov. 4, 6 and 8. The meetings are open to the public.

    The $25 registration fee includes lunch and beverages. Register before Nov. 1 to ensure a spot and lunch. On-site registration is available, but lunch will not be guaranteed. Dealers may attend for free with a permit. Learn more by visiting the event webpage.

    Kassie Conner, an Alabama Extension plant pathologist and member of the Extension Hemp Action Team, said these meetings are important to help growers understand the basics of hemp production, the possible problems they may encounter and specific control recommendations.

    Meeting Locations

    Nov. 4—Cullman County
    Camp Meadowbrook
    2344 County Road 747
    Cullman, Alabama 35058

    Nov. 6—Montgomery County
    Richard Beard Building
    1445 Federal Drive
    Montgomery, Alabama 36017

    Nov. 8—Dale County
    Enterprise Farmer’s Market
    521 North Main Street
    Enterprise, Alabama 36330

    Agenda

    8:30-9:30       “The Basics – Let’s Talk about Hemp Production” – Joe Kemble

    9:30-10:15     “Greenhouse Production” – Jeremy Pickens

    10:15-10:30   Break

    10:30-11:30   “The Economics of Industrial Hemp” – Jessica Kelton

    11:30-12:00    Lunch: Sonja Thomas – Review Updates

    12:00-1:00     “Diseases of Hemp” – Kassie Conner

    1:00-2:00       “Insect Pest Management in Hemp” – Katelyn Kesheimer

    2:00-2:15       Break

    2:15-3:00       “Controlling Weeds” —Brandon Dillard

    3:00-until       ADAI remarks presentation and Dealer Examination

    Download a printable PDF of the hemp meeting agenda.




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