2020 Industrial Hemp Conference
The University of Vermont Extension Northwest Crops & Soils Program and Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets are hosting the 2nd Annual Industrial Hemp Conference February 20, 2020 at the Double Tree by Hilton, 870 Williston Road in South Burlington, VT, 9 am to 5 pm.
The cost is $100 per participant at the venue and $75 to take advantage of the live broadcast. Register here- https://bit.ly/2BR1plT
Updates, such as speakers and topics, on the 2nd Annual Industrial Hemp Conference can be found here, go.uvm.edu/2020hempconference
The Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets (AAFM) under 6 V.S.A., chapter 34 must adopt rules establishing how the AAFM will conduct research within its hemp program and the requirements for the registration of hemp growers and processors. These rules will also address standards and expectations for record keeping, reporting, testing, and labeling, and include enforcement provisions as outlined by both state and federal law.
Industrial hemp or hemp is the Cannabis sativa L. plant including all parts of the plant, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol [THC] concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis. In Vermont, hemp is considered an “agricultural product” when grown by an individual that is registered with Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets (the "Agency") as part of its pilot program. Cannabis sativa L. with a delta- 9 THC concentration greater than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis is not hemp and is not an agricultural product.
The Agency through its Hemp Program, authorized under 6 V.S.A., chapter 34, accepts registrations from interested hemp growers and processors. There are no residency requirements, minimum acreages, or limitations on the numbers of registrants. This is an annual registration; applications received and processed in previous years are not valid beyond the end of that calendar year. Growers and processors must have a valid registration prior to sowing through harvesting, drying and processing.
Questions about the Hemp Program can be directed to Agr.Hemp@vermont.gov or 802.828.1732.
Complaints about hemp cultivation or processing can reported to the Agency using the Environmental Complaint Form.
Registered Processors sourcing from Vermont Hemp Farmers (list)