Upcoming Hemp Field Day

Individuals interested in learning more about the potential challenges and opportunities of growing hemp are invited to a field day at Meigs Farm, part of the Throckmorton Purdue Agricultural Center, 9101 S. 100 E, about 10 miles south of Lafayette.

This field day will focus on the organic agriculture research and extension grant that was received by Dr. Kevin Gibson and a team of collaborators at Purdue and Rodale. More information on the award can be found here https://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2019/Q4/purdue-receives-first-usda-grant-to-study-organic-hemp-production.html

Field day topics include:

• Licensing and regulations
• Hemp grain and fiber production
• Hemp crop rotation models
• Soil rhizosphere research
• Hemp seed treatments and pathogens
• Economics and sustainability of hemp

The field day will run from 8:15-11:35 a.m., and be repeated from 1-4:30 p.m.

Cost is $30, payable before or at the event. Make checks payable to Purdue DTC, 915 W. State St., West Lafayette, IN 47907. Registration ends on July 5th. For more information or to sign up, go to https://am.ticketmaster.com/purdue/hempday#/

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