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Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center, 455 Research Drive, Mills River, NC 28759, USA Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center, 455 Research Drive, Mills River, NC 28759, USA Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center 9 months ago
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Description:

What will be presented and discussed: Information will be provided on industrial hemp production, national and state regulations, applying for the NC industrial hemp pilot program, 2017 research findings, and insight into the growing NC industry for 2018. Ample time for Q&A and discussion will follow.

Who should attend: Current industrial hemp pilot program growers and licensees, prospective industrial hemp growers in western NC, representatives of the WNC industrial hemp industry, and NC industrial hemp research and extension personnel.

Purpose of the meeting: 2018 is year two for the Industrial Hemp Pilot Program in NC. This meeting was organized in response to increased interest from growers, local companies, national companies with interest in WNC, and other stakeholders in WNC.

Speakers to date include
: Emily Febles, NC Industrial Hemp Program Manager; Jeanine Davis, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, NCSU; Mountain Research Station Staff, 2017 Industrial Hemp Pilot Program growers and processors from WNC and beyond.

RSVP to Margaret_Bloomquist@ncsu.edu is recommended, so we have an idea of how many attendees to prepare for!

 

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Cost: $40 per person with pre-registration prior to February 7th. Registration at the door is $50

Registration required: To register: http://www.ncagr.gov/markets/commodit/horticul/tomatoes/

Conference Contact: To exhibit or sponsor, or for more information, contact Ellen Moss at 828-685-3989, ellen_moss@yahoo.com.

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