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The Forest Farming Grower-Industry Expo and Training event on May 19 in Kingsport, TN will bring together herb companies, apothecaries, and herbal product makers with experienced and aspiring forest farmers for a day of networking and learning. Panel discussions with forest farmers and buyers will share valuable experiences and advice, and technical training sessions will be offered for all skill and experience levels. Topics will include herb cultivation and propagation techniques, plant conservation, certification, value-added production and more. Vendors are encouraged to attend, with a limited number of tables available at no charge.

On May 20th, a Forest Farmer Field Day will be held in Duffield, VA. It will start with a tour of the Appalachian Harvest herb hub and a discussion on the economics of cultivating forest-grown medicinal herbs. After a catered lunch, attendees will tour forest farmer Ryan Huish’s farm, learning about his plans for cultivating forest herbs, along with plant identification and information on site selection and more. The tour will include a mildly strenuous hike through diverse forest ecosystems.

Registration will open in February at www.regonline.com/asd-2018. Participants can choose to attend either or both days. These events are sponsored by Appalachian Sustainable Development and partners in the Appalachian Beginning Forest Farmer Coalition; additional sponsorships are welcome. NC State University is a partner on this project.

May 19 Sat

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This training is designed for law enforcement to better understand the NC Industrial Hemp rules and industry. It is not a meeting for growers or consumers; we will hold other events for them later in the season. Please register for this event by calling or emailing the Haywood County Extension Director, Bill Skelton at 828-456-3575 or bill_skelton@ncsu.edu.


Agenda:

10:00     Welcome-Chief Tony Godwin

10:05     Introduction to Industrial Hemp-Jeanine Davis

10:30     The NC Industrial Hemp Program and Common Law Enforcement

               Questions-Emily Febles

10:50     NCDA Perspective on Industrial Hemp and Law Enforcement-Phil Wilson

11:15     A Grower Perspective-representatives from Carolina Hemp Company

11:40     Open Discussion-moderated by Bill Skelton

12:00     Visit the Industrial Hemp research fields

  1:00     Visit a Haywood County grower's field (optional)
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Mar 16 2019