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 below)


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

Growing Hemp Indoors: Planting, Propagation, & Clones


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

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


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

Hemp IPM: Diseases -Scouting & Management


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

Processing 101


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

Hemp IPM: Insect Pests & Weeds


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 CTRC&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.
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SESSION 1: Growing CBD Hemp: Regulations, Seed and Hybrid Selection

January 20, 2021

Moderator Becky Goetsch, Running Brook Farms
11:45am Check in & introductions
12:00pm CT Grower Regulations: Kate Nelson, Connecticut Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing and Inspection Representative and Matt Snurkowski, Connecticut Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing and Inspection Representative
12:20pm Research update: Jessica Lubell-Brand, UConn CAHNR Hemp Program, Associate Professor
12:40pm Christopher Venri, Co-owner/Chief Cultivation Officer, Northwest Cultivation, Sustainable Hemp Nursery & Farm
1:00 pm Live Q&A with speakers

SESSION 2: Growing Indoors: Planting, Propagation & Clones

February 17, 2021

Moderator TBA
11:45am Check in & introductions
12:00pm Planting & Propagation: Mike Goodenough, Sweet Heal. Founder and Chief Technology Officer of D&G Agtek. D&G Agtek is a founding member of the North East Sustainable Hemp Association.
12:30pm Clones: Christian Luginbuhl, Artisan Hemp Company and Triple C Ranch. Co-Owner of Artisan Hemp Company and head of micropropagation/cloning
1:00 pm Live Q&A with speakers

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: