(ACES) — As industrial hemp producers enter their second production year in Alabama, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System is offering informational meetings for interested growers.
Alabama Extension’s hemp action team has spent the past year researching and assembling best management practices for new growers in Alabama. Specialists and regional agents will provide informational meetings throughout the state over the next few months. Anyone interested in hemp is welcome to attend. A hemp grower or processor license is not necessary to attend.
The cost for the meeting is $25 and includes coffee and doughnuts in the morning, as well as beverages throughout the meeting.
Production Meeting Topics
The hemp production meetings will cover a variety of topics pertinent to producers. These topics include:
EconomicsHemp production basicsGreenhouse productionControlling weedsInsect pest managementHemp diseasesGrower and Extension personnel discussion panel
Production Meeting Dates
Feb. 21 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.Headland Research Center167 AL-134Headland, Alabama 36345
Feb. 278 a.m. to 1 p.m.Marengo County Extension Office2400 E Coats Ave.Linden, Alabama 36748
March 38 a.m. to 1 p.m.Birmingham Botanical Gardens Auditorium2612 Lane Park RoadBirmingham, Alabama 35223
March 68 a.m. to 1 p.m.County Ag Center2959 County Road 333Wedowee, Alabama 36278
March 248 a.m. to 1 p.m.Lauderdale County Extension Office802 Veterans DriveFlorence, Alabama 35630
March 278 a.m. to 1 p.m.Sand Mountain Research and Extension Center13112 AL-68Crossville, Alabama 35962
Source: Alabama Cooperative Extension System