Connecticuct Hemp Registration

Part 1: Webinar Series for Growers (FREE)


January 20 | 11:45am-1:15pm • WATCH Recording

Growing CBD Hemp: Regulations, Seed & Hybrid Selection (See agenda & video recording below)


February 17 | 11:45am-1:15pm • WATCH Recording

Growing Hemp Indoors: Planting, Propagation, & Clones (See agenda & video recording below)


March 17 | 11:45am-1:15pm • Register HERE

Growing Hemp Successfully: Transplanting into the Field, Soil Health, & Fertilizers (See agenda below) 1.5 DEEP pesticide recertification credit available for this session.


April 7 | 11:45am-1:15pm • Register HERE

Hemp IPM: Diseases -Scouting & Management (See agenda below) 1.5 DEEP pesticide recertification credit available for this session.


April 21 | 11:45am-1:15pm • Register HERE

Processing 101


May 5 | 11:45am-1:15pm • Register HERE

Hemp IPM: Insect Pests & Weeds 1.5 DEEP pesticide recertification credit available for this session.

These webinars will be live, with opportunities to interact with other growers before and after the talks, and opportunities to ask the speakers questions.

The webinars will also be recorded so attendees can come back for review, to watch when able, and/or send to other growers.

Links to watch will be posted here and on the CT RC&D YouTube Channel.


Support is needed for this webinar series. Exclusive and Co-Sponsorships for each webinar are available on a first come first serve basis.
Click on the links below to purchase sponsorship tickets for each session.

SESSION 3: Growing Successfully: Transplanting into the Field, Soil Health & Fertilizers

March 17, 2021

Moderator James Hyde, USDA NRCS, State Agronomist
11:45am Check in & introductions
12:00pm Field Production - From Transplant to Flowering, With No-Till Hemp: Corby Brown, Kentucky grower discussing hemp production from transplant to flowering in a no-till system. Discussion on soils management, pest management (disease, bugs, weeds), and his experience with no-till implements and the modifications required to find a system that worked for their farm.
12:25pm Soil Management for High Quality Hemp. Managing soils to Produce High Yield and Quality Hemp: Heather Darby, University of Vermont Extension, Gund Fellow, Associate Professor. Dr. Heather Darby is an Extension Agronomist with the University of Vermont. Heather has been conducting applied research in industrial hemp since 2015 and delivering research-based outreach information to farmers throughout the northeast.
1:00 pm Live Q&A with speakers and networking

SESSION 4: Hemp IPM: Diseases – Scouting & Management

April 7, 2021

ModeratorJames Hyde, USDA NRCS, State Agronomist
11:45am Check in & introductions
12:00pm Hemp Disease Identification & Management: Alyssa Collins, PhD, Penn State. Dr. Collins is the director of Penn State’s State Southeast Agricultural Research & Extension Center in Lancaster County. She is a member of the PA Department of Agriculture Industrial Hemp Steering Committee, serves on the editorial board of Hemp Grower magazine, and leads the Penn State Extension hemp education and outreach team. Along with colleagues, she has been participating in hemp production research in Pennsylvania since 2017.  Her research focuses on fiber and grain production as well as disease management across growing systems.
12:50pm UConn Hemp Team Information & Resources: Shuresh Ghimire, UConn Extension, Assistant Extension Educator
1:00 pm Live Q&A with speakers and networking

CT Hemp Conference & Trade Show (Past Event)

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

Over 270 attended Connecticut's first annual Hemp Conference and Trade Show!

On February 26, 2020, CT RC&D, along with planning partners USDA NRCS and UCONN Extension, brought together advocates, cultivators, and businesses interested in the emerging hemp industry. The conference covered healthy soils practices, local policy and regulations, Connecticut field trial results, as well as innovative production markets. This event provided valuable resources for local producers and farmers seeking connections in the state as well as knowledge about local issues and opportunities. This event was generously sponsored by the CT Department of Agriculture and CT Farm Bureau Association.

Schedule of Events:

  • 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

Additional resources and speaker presentations from the conference can be found at:

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