The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) will hold three identical workshops on hemp production in June.

Hemp is being touted as the next big thing in ag in Florida, and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) is wasting no time in introducing the topic to the public. Ag Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried announced that FDACS is presenting three identical workshops on hemp production for the public in June, according to a Southeast AgNet article. According to the article, attendees will be able to “ask questions and provide valuable input into the hemp rulemaking process” concerning the hemp industry in Florida. See details of the workshops below.

Details on Hemp Production Workshops

The workshops will be spaced out over The Sunshine State so those in the North, Central Florida, and South Florida will have an opportunity to attend. Also, the workshops will be streamed live on the Florida Channel for those who can’t attend either of the three workshops.

Each workshop will start at 9 a.m. and end at 5 p.m., and they will be attended by stakeholders in the hemp industry, like growers, processors, lab owners, manufacturers, and retailers, and officials with FDACS. There is no registration, and the event is free.

The details of each event are as follows:

  • South Florida Hemp Workshop: Thursday, June 20th – 9:00 AM
    Broward College, South Campus
    Performing Cultural Arts Theater (PCAT)
    Building 68 A, Room 151
    Pembroke Pines, FL 33024
  • Central Florida Hemp Workshop: Friday, June 21st – 9:00 AM
    Tampa Fairgrounds
    Florida Center
    4800 US HWY 301 N,
    Tampa, FL 33610
  • North Florida Hemp Workshop: Monday, June 24th – 9:00 AM
    A. Gray Building
    500 S Bronough St,
    Tallahassee, FL 32399

Commissioner Fried said “Our new state hemp program marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter here in Florida and brings a chance to strengthen our agriculture industry, increase access to safe CBD products, and diversify and fuel our state economy. We’re working to build the new state hemp program from the ground up, and we want to hear from the people it’s intended to serve. I encourage everyone to join us at these workshops — we’re making history, and want Floridians alongside us every step of the way.

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