Alabama: 7 Hemp Production Meetings Through March

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Industrial hemp farm. Photo: Alabama Cooperative Extension

Alabama is now entering its second year of legal hemp production. Interested growers should be as informed as possible about this new crop, which has seen a rapid revitalization in the United States.

Alabama Cooperative Extension System specialists and regional agents will provide informational meetings throughout the state over the next few months. Anyone interested in hemp is welcome to attend. People do not have to have a hemp grower or processor license to attend.

Registration and Agenda

The meeting cost is $25 and includes coffee and donuts in the morning and beverages and snacks throughout the meeting. Each meeting will last from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.  Registration is available online at the Alabama Extension Store.

Hemp Production Meeting Agenda

Time Topic
8 a.m. Registration, Coffee and Doughnuts
8:30 a.m. The Economics of Hemp
9 a.m. The Basics – Let’s Talk about Hemp Production
9:30 a.m. Greenhouse Production
10 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. Controlling Weeds
11 a.m. Insect Pest Management
11:30 a.m. Diseases of Hemp
Noon Discussion Panel with Growers and Extension Personnel
1 p.m. End

Dates

January 27
Natural Resources Conference Center
1 Teen Trail, Monroeville, Alabama

February 20
Headland Research Center
167 AL-134, Headland, Alabama

February 28
Marengo County Extension Office
2400 E Coats Ave., Linden, Alabama

March 3
Birmingham Botanical Gardens Auditorium
2612 Lane Park Rd., Birmingham, Alabama

March 6
County Ag Center
2959 County Rd. 333, Wedowee, Alabama

March 24
Lauderdale County Extension Office
802 Veterans Dr., Florence, Alabama

March 27
Sand Mountain Research and Extension Center
13112 AL-68, Crossville, Alabama

More Information

For any additional questions, please contact Katelyn Kesheimer at kesheimer@auburn.edu or 334-844-5072.




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