Alabama: Hemp Production Meetings Scheduled Through March

Industrial hemp. Photo: Center for Crop Diversification, University of Kentucky

As industrial hemp producers enter their second production year in Alabama, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System is offering informational meetings for interested growers.

Alabama Extension’s hemp action team has spent the past year researching and assembling best management practices for new growers in Alabama. Specialists and regional agents will provide informational meetings throughout the state over the next few months. Anyone interested in hemp is welcome to attend. A hemp grower or processor license is not necessary to attend.

The cost for the meeting is $25 and includes coffee and doughnuts in the morning, as well as beverages throughout the meeting.

Production Meeting Topics

The hemp production meetings will cover a variety of topics pertinent to producers. These topics include:

  • Economics
  • Hemp production basics
  • Greenhouse production
  • Controlling weeds
  • Insect pest management
  • Hemp diseases
  • Grower and Extension personnel discussion panel

Production Meeting Dates

Feb. 21 
8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Headland Research Center
167 AL-134
Headland, Alabama 36345

Feb. 27
8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Marengo County Extension Office
2400 E Coats Ave.
Linden, Alabama 36748

March 3
8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Birmingham Botanical Gardens Auditorium
2612 Lane Park Road
Birmingham, Alabama 35223

March 6
8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
County Ag Center
2959 County Road 333
Wedowee, Alabama 36278

March 24
8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Lauderdale County Extension Office
802 Veterans Drive
Florence, Alabama 35630

March 27
8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sand Mountain Research and Extension Center
13112 AL-68
Crossville, Alabama 35962

More Information

Registration for the meetings is available online through the Alabama Extension store. For more information, contact Katelyn Kesheimer at kesheimer@auburn.edu or 334-844-5072.




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