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Industrial Hemp Production Workshop


March 12, 2019, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
Freeport, IL
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Corn and soybean producers are currently facing exceptionally tight margins and uncertainty in the market, creating the need for alternative crops and diversified cropping systems. As a result, Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law Senate Bill 2298, is responsible for creating the Industrial Hemp Act, which will allow Illinois farmers to grow, cultivate, and process industrial hemp provide producers acquire a license through the Illinois Department of Agriculture. Industrial hemp fibers are quite versatile can be used for production of many materials including food, textiles, cosmetics, and building materials. While states in the Midwest have a history of growing industrial hemp, it has not been involved in hemp production in some time. Now that the hemp will be legal to produce in 2019, producers in Illinois have many questions about production practices, particularly given the lack of agronomic research done in recent years. In order to provide some answers and resources on this topic, Illinois Extension will be hosting “Industrial Hemp Production Workshop,” a workshop designed to inform producers about legislation, registration, best management practices, and processing of this new crop.

Details

March 12, 2019, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:
$20
Website:
https://web.extension.illinois.edu/state/newsdetail.cfm?NewsID=37034
Location:
Highland Community College Student Conference Center
2998 W. Pearl City Rd
Freeport, IL United States
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Website:
https://web.extension.illinois.edu/state/newsdetail.cfm?NewsID=37034