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Note: A separate pass is required for this workshop. This workshop can only be accessed by weekend or preferred seating passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance weekend pass or preferred seating pass to the North Carolina FAIR. Passes will not be sent in the mail for this workshop. You will check in at the event. Please save your order confirmation.

MOTHER EARTH NEWS is excited to bring together regional hemp experts Blake Butler, Frances Tacy, and Brad Todd for an intensive workshop for those looking to start a hemp business! Join us Saturday, April 28 from 2:30 - 5:30 p.m. to start your hemp journey.

This session will include in-depth information on the legality, growing, and processing of hemp plants. This is an advanced workshop, recommended for licensed hemp growers or growers in the process of getting their license.

(Please note: Schedule subject to change.)

2:30-3:00 – Blake Butler

  • Overview of Industrial Hemp: History, Farm Bill of 2014, Participating States
  • A Closer Look at NC: How many growers and acres for fiber, food, and CBD
  • Opportunities & Challenges

3:00-3:30 – Frances Tacy

  • Perspectives and Opportunities for Industrial Hemp in Food & Fiber
  • Small-scale field growing 1-10 acres for Food & Fiber
  • Connecting to Resources - the spirit of entrepreneurship
  • Local/Regional Businesses & Processors currently in product development & distribution

3:30-4:15 – Brad Todd

  • Planting Techniques
  • The growing season: time-line from plant to harvest (clones & seed)
  • What to look for, measure and test

4:15-5:30 – Panel Discussion

This session is designed to be very personal and interactive, so space is strictly limited. Reservations are available first-come, first-served. Do not miss this one-of-a-kind experience!

This workshop is nonrefundable and nontransferable.

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