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-Information courtesy Paul McKenzie, Agricultural Extension Agent, NC Cooperative Extension
While there is much excitement in North Carolina about the prospects for industrial hemp, there are still many unknowns. Raising a new crop in an environment with numerous uncertainties around production methods, markets, regulations and other variables presents considerable risk.
NC Cooperative Extension encourages prospective growers to learn as much as possible about this emerging industry before breaking ground and thus is offering an educational program to meet that need.
The program will be held on Thursday, February 6, 2020, at the Warren County Armory Civic Center, and prospective growers are encouraged to attend. This event will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. and will feature updates about legal aspects, production, markets, pest management and more.
Presenters include representatives of the NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, NC State University and NC A&T State University.
This is a free event, but registration is requested. For more information and to register, visit http://go.ncsu.edu/warrenhemp or call 252-257-3640.