Hemp Workshop Held Locally

Posted: January 16, 2020

Learn more about growing hemp.

Hemp, a versatile cash crop, has provided opportunities for the cultivation, distribution, and processing of legal hemp for fiber, grain, and CBD. But it’s not without its own set of challenges.

Learn more about growing hemp at an “Introduction to Industrial Hemp” program on Monday, Feb.10 at the DeKalb County Farm Bureau Center for Agriculture, from 1 to 4 p.m.

The workshop is being co-sponsored by the University of Illinois Extension, DeKalb County, and the DeKalb County Farm Bureau.

Extension Educator, Phillip Alberti will talk about his experiences with this potential new cash crop for producers in Illinois. Additional topics covered include licensing, rules and regulations, end-products, and an update on hemp across the state of Illinois.

Alberti will be discussing industrial hemp and how farmers looking for an alternative crop that takes up a small acreage might consider growing hemp as a short term cash crop.

Demonstrations of various production systems and planting methods will also be conducted while addressing issues faced throughout the growing season.

This will also be a great opportunity to network with persons of similar interests and get some of the most up-to-date information.

For more information and to register, visit the Extension website: https://extension.illinois.edu/bdo/events or phone the county Extension office, 815-758-8194. There is a $10 charge to attend.