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Hemp Full-Day Workshop

February 2 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

$45 – $75



Interested in growing hemp but not sure where to start? This information-dense full-day intensive workshop on hemp production will feature several speakers with experience in growing hemp, processing the plant for fiber and oil production, and the application requirements you’ll need to meet in order to grow hemp in Massachusetts. 

With a new Massachusetts policy authorizing the commercial production of agricultural hemp in the state, local farmers have a great opportunity to take advantage of this new business opportunity. Hemp can be grown on poor soils and is an efficient weed suppressor, making it a low maintenance cash crop option for area growers. A tentative agenda is posted below.

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$45 for SEMAP Members / $75 General Admission



Tentative Agenda:


9:00 AM – Networking

9:30 AM – Introductions
Karen Schwalbe, SEMAP
Amy Dufault, Southeastern New England Fibershed

9:45 AM – Hemp Regulations
Sarah Grubin – MDAR Hemp Program Coordinator

10:30 AM – Hemp Cultivation
Heather Darby, Ph.D. University of Vermont, Extension

12:00 PM – Break for Lunch
Many options in Downtown New Bedford

1:15 PM – Hemp Cultivation – first-hand experience in SE Mass
TBA Cannabis Farmer, Norfolk County

2:00 PM – Hemp Fiber Production in the Northeast
Heather Darby, Ph.D. University of Vermont, Extension




February 2
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
$45 – $75
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