CT Hemp Conference & Trade Show *SOLD OUT*

February 26, 2020
Maneeley's Conference Center - South Windsor, CT

The Connecticut Hemp Conference and Trade Show is the first of its kind in the state of Connecticut. Hemp, an emerging industry, is both environmentally sustainable and durable. The goal of the conference is to bring together advocates, cultivators, and businesses interested in the industry. The conference will cover healthy soils practices, local policy and regulations, Connecticut field trial results, as well as innovative production markets. The event will be a valuable resource for local producers and farmers who are seeking connections in the state as well as knowledge about local issues and opportunities. Planning partners include USDA NRCS, UCONN Extension, and CT RC&D. Generous sponsors include CT Department of Agriculture and CT Farm Bureau.

This event is SOLD OUT. However, interested exhibitors may join the wait list. 

*SOLD OUT* Online registration required athttps://ct-hemp-conference.eventbrite.com

Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. Please call 860.345.3977 for more information.

Tentative Schedule:

  • 8:45 AM – Welcome: Commissioner Bryan Hurlburt, CT Department of Agriculture; Bonnie Burr, UConn Extension, Tom Morgart, USDA NRCS; Jeanne Davies, CT RC&D; Don Tuller, CT Farm Bureau Association
  • 9:00 AM – Soil Fertility Recommendations for Hemp Production: Dr. Jennifer Gilbert Jenkins, Morrisville State College
  • 9:30 AM – Research Toward All Female and Sterile Hemp: Dr. Jessica Lubell-Brand, UConn
  • 10:00 AM – Break
  • 10:30 AM – No-Till Options for Hemp Production: Jon Anderson, KY Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources
  • 11:00 AM – Comparing the Horticultural and Field Crop Models of CBD Production: Dr. Jennifer Gilbert Jenkins, Morrisville State College
  • 11:30 AM – Pest Management: Chemicals Available and Under Consideration by EPA: Candace L. Bartholomew, UConn Extension
  • NOON – Lunch
  • 1:00 PM – Findings from 2019 Hemp Field Trial in Connecticut: Dr. Walter Krol & Terri Arsenault, CT Agricultural Experiment Station
  • 1:30 PM – Looking Under the Hood of the Cannabis Plant: Molecular Studies of How to Increase End-Product (CBD and THC) Cannabinoid Synthesis in Female Flowers: Dr. Gerald Berkowitz, UConn
  • 1:45 PM – Markets/Processors for Harvested Hemp: David Levine MD, CT Valley Hemp Drying & Extraction and Michael Lupario, Western MA Hemp
  • 2:15 PM – Growers Panel: Colin Decker, Owen Jarmoc, Dr. Becky Goetsch, and Michael Goodenough
  • 3:00 PM – Break
  • 3:15 PM – Cannabinoids Testing (CBD & THC): Chris Perkins, UConn
  • 3:45 PM – Hemp Manufacturing - Consumables: Attorney Michael Ando, CT Dept. of Consumer Protection
  • 4:05 PM – Hemp Regulation: Carole Briggs & Kate Nelson, CT Dept. of Agriculture
  • 4:30 PM – Social Hour