Purdue Extension to host annual Grain and Hemp Fiber Fields Day


LAFAYETTE OUEST, Ind. – Purdue Extension and the Midwestern Hemp Council will host the annual Cereals and Hemp Fiber Day on Wednesday July 7.

This year marks the first time that hemp can be grown in Indiana as a cash crop. The Field Day aims to help producers meet industry-wide challenges, including economics, regulations and productions.

Marguerite Bolt, hemp production specialist at Purdue Extension; Don Robison, Indiana State Chemist’s Seed Administrator; Janna Beckerman, extension plant pathologist; and Kevin Gibson, Purdue Weed Specialist; host sessions for current and potential hemp growers, educators and anyone interested in learning more about hemp production and research.

The in-person field day will be held at the Meigs Purdue Ag Center, 9101 S. 100 E., Lafayette, Indiana. The half-day program will repeat with the first session starting at 8:15 a.m.ET and the second at 1:00 p.m. ET. A fee of $ 31 is charged for participants.

The topics of the sessions are:

  • Licenses and regulations.
  • Production of hemp grains and fibers.
  • Hemp crop rotation models.
  • Weed management.
  • Treatments and pathogens of hemp seeds.
  • Economy and sustainability of hemp.

Register now before noon on Monday (July 5). Contact Lexie Wilson at [email protected] with additional questions.

Writer: Abby Leeds, 765-494-7817, [email protected]

Source: Lexie Wilson, [email protected]

Agricultural communications: 765-494-8415;

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