“Growing Hemp in Indiana” workshop to be held at Vanderburgh County 4-H Center

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The Purdue Extension Service will be hosting an informational session on “Growing Hemp in Indiana” next month.

On December 21, 2018, the United States passed the 2018 Farm Bill. This legislation changed long-standing laws regarding hemp, which is no longer considered a Scheduled 1 drug.

Hemp no longer requires a federal DEA permit to handle, is recognized as an agricultural crop and is regulated by the USDA.

For the 2019 growing season, there’s an opportunity and need to accomodate research that will contribute to Indiana’s hemp infrastructure.

At this workshop, educators will present the current status of hemp production in Indiana and give information to interested growers.

There will also be a question and answer session following the presentation.

The workshop will be held at the Vanderburgh County 4-H Center on March 20, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at the Banquet Hall.

This is a free event and open to the public. No RSVP is necessary.

For more information, call the Extension Office at 812-867-4935.

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(This story was originally published on February 28, 2019)

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