Industrial Hemp Field Day


 
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Agenda

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8:00 a.m.                             Registration Opens

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.         Welcome and Introductions

Wondi Mersie, Associate Dean and Director of Research, Virginia State University

M. Ray McKinnie, Dean and Extension Administrator, Virginia State University, College of Agriculture 

Makola M. Abdullah, President Virginia State University

Jewel Bronaugh, Commissioner Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services  

9:30 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.        Remarks by elected officials

9:50 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.       Federal and State Industrial Hemp Legislation Updates, Erin Williams

10:10 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.     Break

10:20 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.     The State of Industrial Hemp Production in the U.S., Eric Steenstra

10:40 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.     Cultivating Collectives & Communities, Brian Bullman

11:00 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.     Finding Your Niche in Grain, Fiber & Roots, Katie Moyer

11:20 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.     Industrial Hemp for Animal Bedding, Marty Phipps 

11:40 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.     Break

11:50 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.     Testing for Safety, Quality & Compliance, Volker Bornemann  

12:10 p.m. – 12:50 p.m. Panel Discussion - Growers/Speakers 

12:50 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Lunch 

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Field Tours, Demonstrations and Exhibits – Randolph Farm


If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Laverne Morris at lmorris@vsu.edu or call (804) 524-5151 /TDD (800) 828-1120 during business hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to discuss accommodations five days prior to the event.

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CONTACT Information

Laverne Morris

lmorris@vsu.edu

(804) 524-5151