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
March 3 – USDA Hemp Final Rule
Paul Goeringer is an Extension specialist at the University of Maryland who specializes in legal risk management in agriculture. He will cover the USDA final rule that provides regulations for the production of hemp that will go into effect on March 22, 2021. His presentation will also include other legal considerations around contracts, intellectual property, and nuisance issues.
March 17 – Submitting a 2021 Hemp Grow Plan to ADAI
Gail Ellis from the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries will share important information on submitting a grow plan for the 2021 growing season. Grow plans are due April 30, so this is timely and critical information.
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.
Upcoming webinar topics will be added as information becomes available.