The University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a conference about hemp production in Maine from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Friday, March 6, at Jeff’s Catering, 15 Littlefield Drive, Brewer.
Satellite sites will be the UMaine Extension Aroostook County office, 57 Houlton Road, Presque Isle; and the UMaine Extension Somerset County office, 7 County Drive, Skowhegan.
“Growing Hemp in Maine” topics will include regulations and licensing requirements; production, harvesting and drying; pest and disease management; recent research trials; and economics of the crop.
Presenters include John Jemison, UMaine Extension professor and soil and water quality specialist; Alicyn Smart, Extension assistant professor and plant pathologist; Matt Wallhead, Extension ornamental horticulture specialist and UMaine assistant professor; Jonathan Malacarne, UMaine assistant professor of agricultural economics; Gary Fish, Maine state horticulturist; Heather Darby, University of Vermont Extension agronomy specialist; and Scot Waring, director of eLucidation, LLC, in Essex Junction, Vermont.
The fee for attendees at the Brewer site is $50 per person until Feb. 7 and $75 thereafter. Refreshments and lunch are included. Satellite locations are $50 per person; food is not included. Register online. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Theresa Eldridge, 207.581.3878, 800.287.0279 (in Maine), firstname.lastname@example.org. More information also is available on the conference website.