CONNECTICUT HEMP WEBINAR SERIES 2021 (FREE)

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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 • WATCH Recording

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

 

April 7 | 11:45am-1:15pm • WATCH Recording

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 – Lessons From the Field and a Look to the Future (See agenda below)

 

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

Hemp IPM: Insect Pests & Weeds (See agenda below) 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.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY

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 1: Growing CBD Hemp: Regulations, Seed & Hybrid Selection

Session 2: Growing Hemp Indoors: Planting, Propagation, & Clones

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

SESSION 5: Processing 101 - Lessons From the Field and a Look to the Future

April 21, 2021

ModeratorJohn Ireland, Upfront Analysis

11:45am Check-in & Introductions

12:00pm The Basics of Processing: Jared Carver, American Distillation

Q&A

12:30pm Experiences of a Local Processor: Rick Sotil, Lasa Extract

Q&A

1:00 pm Live Q&A with speakers and networking

SESSION 6: Hemp IPM: Insect Pests & Weeds

May 5, 2021

ModeratorShuresh Ghimire, UConn Extension, Assistant Extension Educator

11:45am Check-in & Introductions

12:00pm Hemp IPM: Insect Pests & Weeds: Scott Lewins, University of Vermont. Scott Lewins is an Entomology Extension Educator at UVM. Scott’s background is in biological control of agricultural pests through enhancing native natural enemy communities, and his research focuses on the development of appropriate Integrated Pest Management tactics for northeastern growers. This talk will cover the major insect pests and weeds of hemp in the New England region and their management strategies that include a combination of all available pest control methods that may include cultural, biological, mechanical, and chemical methods.

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
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Additional resources and speaker presentations from the conference can be found at:
http://hemp.cahnr.uconn.edu

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