Tag: Industrial Hemp

Illinois Hemp Summit

The Illinois Dept. of Agriculture invites you to join Department staff, NGO’s, growers, and processors to discuss the 2019 growing season, best practices, lessons learned, and the future hemp industry in Illinois. ​Tuesday, December 17th, 2019 9:00 am to 4:00 pm The Orr Building at IL State Fairgrounds 66 4H Road Springfield, IL 62702 Cost: $25 – … Read More

IL Hemp Summit

After a challenging first year, what did we learn and what is the future of industrial hemp in Illinois? Learn about the 2019 growing season, best practices and lessons learned at the Illinois Hemp Summit Tuesday, December 17 hosted by the Illinois Department of Agriculture. ​Tuesday, December 17th, 2019 9:00 am to 4:00 pm The Orr … Read More

A BUDDING CROP: GROWING CANNABIS IS LABOR-INTENSIVE, EXPENSIVE TO START, BUT DOABLE

The star-shaped “cannabis sativa” is making the transition to commercial crop, now that the state has legalized hemp production and both medical and recreational marijuana use. Just how easy is it to grow? Growing industrial hemp is “not rocket science, but it takes a lot of effort and time and commitment,” said Andy Houston, a … Read More

Industrial Hemp Forum Highlights

Area farmers learned about the challenges and opportunities for growing Industrial Hemp at a forum hosted by McLean County Farm Bureau June 25. Western Illinois University researcher, Dr. Win Phippen, offered a look at what it takes to grow industrial hemp. Challenges include the labor intensive nature of the crop and testing requirements. Industrial hemp … Read More