Hemp educational seminar set

Wisconsin State Farmer

EAU CLAIRE – The Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation is hosting a free educational seminar on growing industrial hemp.

A volunteer walks through a hemp field at a farm in Springfield, CO, in 2013, during the first known harvest of industrial hemp in the U.S. since the 1950s.

This event is being held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 30, at Chippewa Valley Technical College in the Business Education Center (Room 103 A/B), 620 W. Clairemont Avenue, Eau Claire, WI.

The event is free and open to the public with no pre-registration required.

The seminar will feature a brief synopsis of hemp legislation, Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection’s role in the hemp pilot program and licensing, a panel of experts and will conclude with a question and answer session.

The expert panel will include: Bill Barker, Associate Dean for Research, UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS); Brian Kuhn, Director of Plant Industry, DATCP; Patrick Robinson, Associate Dean, UW-Cooperative Extension; Ken Anderson, Founder/President of Legacy Hemp LLC; Neil Reiten, Co-owner/Production Manager of Legacy Hemp LLC; and Dennis Klockenga, Crop Mangament Consultant, CCA.

If the college is closed due to unsafe weather conditions, the event will be cancelled. Please watch local weather channels or check to confirm if the college is closed.

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