2019 Industrial Hemp Conference
Welcome!Online Proceedings from the 2019 Industrial Hemp Conference
At the 1st Annual Industrial Hemp Conference, A Grower's Tutorial, held on February 8, 2019 in Burlington, Vermont, there were five workshop sessions with three tracks dedicated to industrial hemp production. The conference agenda is available here. This online proceedings includes the recordings of the hemp presentations given; they appear below in order of their appearance at the conference. The conference was organized by the University of Vermont (UVM) Extension Northwest Crops and Soils Program with support from the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets.
Cannabis as a Plant: Taxonomy and Chemisty
Presented by: Monique McHenry, University of Vermont Translational Cannabis Science and Medicine Program
Dr. McHenry opens the hemp session with a presentation about Cannabis as a plant, focusing on the taxonomic challenges and the chemicals that make this species so unique.
Monique McHenry, PhD, Cannabis as a Plant: Taxonomy and Chemistry (PDF)
Propagating Hemp for CBD
Propagation Techniques for starting CBD Hemp Plants—Chris Motyka
What are positives/negatives to seed, feminized seed, and clonal propagation? Where to access seed?
Christine Motyka, Propagation Techniques for starting CBD Hemp Plants (PDF)
Breeding and selection of CBD Hemp.
Presented by: Joe Veldon, Seven Leaf Genetics
Breeding and Selection of CBD Hemp
A more advanced session for hemp growers that are well versed in propagation and want to learn the latest techniques and trends.
Joe Veldon, Breeding and Selection of CBD Hemp (PDF)
Hemp Grain/Fiber Production
Presented by: Keanan Stone, Stone Farms, Valley Bio/UniSeeds
Hemp Grain/Fiber Production - Keanan Stone: Basic information to growing grain including soil prep, fertility management, planting techniques, etc.
Keanan Stone, Hemp Grain/Fiber Commercial Production (PDF)
Hemp and Plasticulture
Presented by: Trevor Hardy, Brookdale Farms, Hollis, NH
Review the basics of growing on plastic and hear about the different types of plastics that are available.
Trevor Hardy, Plasticulture for Hemp Production (PDF)
UVM Research Session
Presented by: Heather Darby, UVM Agronomist, Steve Kostell, UVM Assistant Professor, and Jane Kolodinsky, UVM Professor.
Receive updated research information from the University of Vermont.
Heather Darby, Hemp Production in the Northeast (PDF)
Steve Kostell, Micro-manufacturing of Agricultural products for Industrial Hemp (PDF)
Jane Kolodinsky, Markets for Hemp - Considerations (PDF)
Hemp Grain Harvest and Storage
Presented by: Reuben Stone, Stone Farms, Valley Bio/UniSeeds
Basic information to harvesting, post harvest handling and drying. Economics of grain hemp and dual purpose crops.
Reuben Stone, Hemp Grain Harvest & Storage (PDF)
Developing Sustainable Markets for Hemp
Presented by: Jay Noller, Oregon State University
Jay Noller, Developing Sustainable Markets for Hemp (PDF)
Basics of Growing Hemp for CBD—farmer panel
Presented by Rye Matthews and Keith Morris
Learn from VT hemp growers! Learn about farmers growing practices and have time to ask your specific questions.
Rye Matthews, Farming Hemp in Vermont (PDF)
Keith Morris, Permaculture Design (PDF)
Integrated Pest Management for Hemp
Presented by—Chris Motyka , VTC and Scott Lewins, UVM will highlight strategies for integrated pest management for hemp.
Christine Motyka and Scott Lewins, Integrated Pest Management in Hemp (PDF)
Hemp Seeds 101: Processing, products and markets
Presented by Chris Bailey, Victory Hemp Foods
Chris Bailey, Hemp Seeds 101: Processing, Products, and Markets (PDF)
Field to Market Farmer Panel
Presented by Brenden Beer, John DiGiuseppe and Marc Tardiff
From Field to Market– farmer panel. Will discuss post harvest handling practices for hemp flower harvest, including drying. Brendan Beer, John DiGiuseppe and Macr Tardiff.
Brenden Beer, Field to Market (PDF)
John DiGiuseppe, Harvest and Drying (PDF)
Marc Tardiff, Acadia Farms (PDF)
Hemp Irrigation 101
Presented by Zoe Strapp, Brookdale Farm, Hollis, NH.
This session will cover the nuts to bolts of irrigation.
Zoe Stapp, Hemp Irrigation 101 (PDF)
Industrial Hemp: Using an Ancient Material to Solve Contemporary Problems
Presented by: Bob Escher AIA, and Alex Escher, Green Building Materials Entrepreneur with Escher Design Inc, Dorset, VT and NYC.
Bob Escher AIA and Alex Escher, An Ancient Material to Solve Contemporary Problems (PDF)
Hemp Lab Analytics and Processing
Presented by—Scot Waring, eLucidation. Will introduce hemp analysis best practices and processing techniques for oil extraction.
Scot Waring, Hemp Processing and Analysis (PDF)
CBD Production Systems in Oregon
Presented by—Jay Noller from Oregon State University will highlight innovative and successful hemp production systems in Oregon.
Jay Noller, CBD Production Systems in Oregon (PDF)
Presented by—Heather Darby
UVM Professor of Agronomy will highlight strategies for fertilizing and meeting the crop needs.
Heather Darby, Fertility Management (PDF)
Additional ResourcesFor information about industrial hemp production in Vermont, please visit our website at: go.uvm.edu/industrial-hemp.