US (IN): Purdue crop seminar to focus on hemp production

Purdue Extension’s Southwest Indiana Crop Seminar on Dec. 19 will focus on Indiana hemp production, including regulations, growth, harvest, and marketing.

The free seminar runs from 1-4 p.m. (EST) at the Dubois County 4-H Fairgrounds Clover Pavilion, six miles south of Jasper on state Route 162. It is geared toward farmers, crop advisers, and the public.

Speakers and topics include:

  • Marguerite Bolt, hemp specialist with the Purdue Agronomy Department, will explore basic management concerns for hemp production and marketing.
  • Don Robison, seed program administrator with the Office of the Indiana State Chemist, will talk about hemp regulations and requirements for Indiana and will provide private applicator (PARP) certification.
  • Chuck Mansfield, extension agronomist with the Purdue Agronomy Department, will discuss recent hemp research in southwest Indiana.
  • Members of the Midwest Hemp Council will be on hand to discuss their experiences with producing and marketing hemp in Indiana.

The seminar counts as one of three meetings required for private crop protection and fertilizer applicator (PARP) recertification. The fee for PARP credit is $10, and attendees who want credit must bring their private applicator number and attend the entire program. Also available are 2.5 continuing education units (CEUs) for certified crop advisers (CCAs) in the area of crop management, and 2.0 continuing credit hours (CCHs) for commercial applicators.

Source: Purdue University

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