For those interested in growing hemp, or wanting to know more about the industry, UF/IFAS is offering workshops in August.


Florida growers are always on the lookout for alternative crops as The Sunshine State has the perfect conditions for growing most crops. Hemp may just be a new alternative crop, and growers can get all the information they need at one of three hemp workshops being hosted by The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) in August. See details of the UF Industrial Hemp Pilot Project Partners Workshop series below.

UF/IFAS Hemp Workshops


UF Industrial Hemp Pilot Project Partners Workshop series is aimed at giving growers and industry partners an updated look at UF’s industrial hemp program and to build a pool of “Qualified Project Partners.” Known for it’s uses as fiber, hemp also has applications in paper, textiles, clothing, biodegradable plastics, animal feed, and much more. The possibilities for utilizing this sustainable resource are numerous.

Workshops run from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; they each cost $10 and include a lunch. According to a UF/IFAS blog, the “morning session, from 8 a.m. to noon, will focus on grower interests and partnership opportunities. The afternoon session, from 1 to 5 p.m., will focus on industry interests and partnerships.” The three different workshops, including registration links, are:

Aug. 9, Quincy:

Aug. 10, Citra:

Aug. 13, Homestead:

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