First Science of Industrial Hemp Conference

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Events

industrial hemp conferenceThe Crop Science Society of America and the American Society of Agronomy are hosting the first ever Science of Industrial Hemp Conference.  The conference is planned for July 28-29, 2016 in Denver, Colorado at the Embassy Suites Denver Downtown.  A local hemp tour will be held on July 27.

Attendee who wish to gain information about the various components of the science of industrial hemp will have the chance to hear speakers at the forefront of production-based issues.  The event promises a wide variety of topics, from production issues to legal challenges.  Ernest Small from Agricultur and Agri-Food Canada will speak on the evolutionary history of cannabis, a team will cover genetics and germplasm and specialists in the field will present on seeds and plant chemistry.  DEA issues will be address, along with field production and a panel will discuss the industrial hemp research agenda.

The conference co-chairs are Ronald Turco, Professor, Purdue University, and John McKay, Professor, Colorado State University. Mark A. Brick, Colorado State University, is serving as conference host and Rick Novak, Colorado State University, is the tour organizer.

You can learn more about the conference or register for the event and tour at: