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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