Crop seminar looks at hemp productionDecember 9, 2019
JASPER — Purdue Extension’s Southwest Indiana Crop Seminar on Dec. 19 will focus on Indiana hemp production, including regulations, growth, harvest and marketing.
The free seminar runs from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Dubois County 4-H Fairgrounds Clover Pavilion, 6 miles south of Jasper on State Road 162. It is geared toward farmers, crop advisers, and the general public.
Speakers and topics include:
Marguerite Bolt, hemp specialist with the Purdue Agronomy Department, will explore basic management concerns for hemp production and marketing.
Don Robison, seed program administrator with the Office of the Indiana State Chemist, will talk about hemp regulations and requirements for Indiana and will provide private applicator (PARP) certification.
Chuck Mansfield, extension agronomist with the Purdue Agronomy Department, will discuss recent hemp research in southwestern Indiana.
Members of the Midwest Hemp Council will also be on hand to discuss their experiences with producing and marketing hemp in Indiana.
The seminar counts as one of three meetings required for private pesticide and fertilizer applicator (PARP) recertifications. The fee for PARP credit is $10, and attendees who want credit must bring their private applicator number and attend the entire program. 2.5 continuing education units (CEUs) for certified crop advisers (CCAs) in the area of crop management, and 2.0 continuing credit hours (CCHs) for commercial applicators will also be available.
Additional questions should be directed to the Purdue Extension-Dubois County office at 812-482-1782 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Reservations are not required to attend.