AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—The Alabama Cooperative Extension System is partnering with the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) to host five hemp licensee orientation meetings throughout the state.
Licensed growers, processor/handlers and universities are all welcomed, but a current license is not required to attend. The meetings will be an overview of the 2022 hemp season with changes to hemp rules, procedures, deadlines and requirements for licensees. Each meeting will take place from 9 a.m. to Noon, with light snacks provided.
Alabama Extension Entomologist, Katelyn Kesheimer said presenters will provide information on hemp budgets, as well as tips for successful growing.
“In previous years, the ADAI has held one mandatory meeting in Montgomery for all growers with a license,” she said. “To make it easier in 2022, we are holding five meetings across the state and growers are free to choose based on their schedule and availability.”
These meetings will replace the one mandatory meeting covering regulations and create five meetings that cover regulatory information from the ADAI, as well as information from Alabama Extension. Each meeting will be the same, so growers only need to attend one.
Tuesday, Jan. 11
- Wiregrass Research and Extension Center
- 167 AL-134, Headland, Alabama 36330
- Headland Registration
Wednesday, Jan. 12
- Grace Fellowship Church
- 1412 E. Nashville Ave., Atmore, Alabama 36502
- Atmore Registration
Thursday, Jan. 13
- Tuscaloosa County Extension Office
- 2513 7th Street, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401
- Tuscaloosa Registration
Thursday, Jan. 20
- Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries
- 1445 Federal Drive: Auditorium, Montgomery, Alabama 36107
- Montgomery Registration
Friday, Jan. 21
- Camp Meadowbrook
- 2344 Co. Rd. 747, Cullman, Alabama 35058
- Cullman Registration
For more information about the hemp licensee orientation meetings, contact Kesheimer at email@example.com or 334-844-5072. More information about growing hemp in Alabama is available by visiting the Alabama Industrial Hemp Program webpage.