Purdue Extension offering ‘Growing Hemp in Indiana’ informational workshop

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The Purdue Extension – Vanderburgh County Office is hosting an informational session called “Growing Hemp in Indiana” on Wednesday.

At the workshop, Extension educators will present the current status of hemp production in Indiana and provide information for interested growers.

A question and answer session will take place following the presentation.

 This event is open to the public and no RSVP is necessary.

The United States passed the 2018 Farm Bill in December of last year.

That new legislation changed long-standing laws regarding industrial hemp, which is no longer considered a Schedule 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 is an opportunity to accommodate research that will contribute to Indiana’s hemp infrastructure.

 The session will take place at the Banquet Hall at the Vanderburgh County 4-H Center, located at 201 E. Boonville-New Harmony Road in Evansville.

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(This story was originally published on March 20, 2019)

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