UMES holding virtual Industrial Hemp Conference Nov. 5 with speakers from all over
PRINCESS ANNE, Md.- This year’s second annual Industrial Hemp Conference at the University of Maryland will be held virtually due to COVID-19.
The conference will be held Nov. 5 with sessions taking place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with speakers from different states.
We are told the conference was a hit in 2019, which resulted in partnerships under their 2020 hemp pilot program with hemp growers and processors.
That’s why they wanted to make sure that they continued to pass on new research information and regulations that have been developed in the past year to stakeholders so they have a successful hemp cultivation.
“It is important for farmers to get information on how these fluctuations occur, you know what are the markets, what are the prices for the hemp crop, and this can help them make a decision on whether they want to grow hemp or not,” Dr. Sadanand Dhekney, Associate Professor of Genetics & Plant Breeding, said.
We are told by getting to hear from other speakers from different states it will allow farmers to utilize that information here on the Shore.
The professor added that in 2019 they had exhibits at their conference, but sadly they will not be able to do that this year.
To buy tickets for the conference- you can head to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/umes-industrial-hemp-conference-2020-tickets-124284220449.