The HEMP (Hemp Education and Management Program) webinar series is a regular, one-hour webinar highlighting various topics related to hemp production. Featuring guest speakers, the webinar series will cover important issues related to hemp production including federal rules and regulations, pest management, marketing, and post-harvest considerations.
Webinars are free but requires pre-registration. The monthly webinars will be presented online via Zoom.
Tune in on Wednesdays
When: First and third Wednesdays of each month from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CT (12:30 to 1:30 p.m. ET)
New to Zoom? Visit the Zoom website to watch a video that will help you prepare to attend.
Webinar Topics and Registration
April 7 – Know Before You Grow: Important Considerations in the Production of High CBD Hemp
Ben Bramlett is a summa cum laude graduate of Auburn University’s horticulture program and vice president of operations at Sustainable CBD, a USDA organic and vertically integrated medicinal plant farm in Salem, Alabama. He will be discussing high CBD hemp production from seed to market. The focus is on key topics that, in his experience, have the most influence on producers having a successful season.
April 14 – ADAI Grow Plan, Seed Acquisition Procedures, and Invoices
Gail Ellis from the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries will be discussing important information for the 2021 growing season. Tune in for information on submitting a grow plan, acquiring seeds, and submitting invoices. Get all your questions answered to stay compliant this year.
April 21 – Fiber is the Future: Why Our Co-Op Isn’t Focused on CBD
Nick Walters is one of the founding members of the National Hemp Growers Cooperative headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi. He was previously appointed by former President George W. Bush as state director of USDA Rural Development in Mississippi where he was cited for his work after Hurricane Katrina. Active in economic development for decades, he was the first person to become a certified development finance professional. He holds an BA and MA in history and serves as an adjunct professor at Belhaven University.
Ryan Doherty is the CEO of Hemp Ventures and Supply Chain Committee Chair for USHAB. Doherty leads Hemp Ventures sales and marketing activities in addition to developing new hemp based products and processes for material production. Experienced in supply chain operations, production planning, inventory management, new product development, logistics, and integrated business process management. He excels at working with customers to understand new applications for Hemp Ventures materials in existing product lines. He has an unyielding drive in his pursuit of a viable, sustainable and profitable hemp fiber supply chain in North America that benefits the farmers and the planet.
May 5 – Weed Management in Hemp
Hannah Wright, from the University of Georgia, will discuss weed management options for outdoor hemp production.
June 2 – Insect Management in Hemp
Olufemi Ajayi, from Alabama State University, will discuss common insects found in hemp and potential management strategies.
Upcoming webinar topics will be added as information becomes available.