Which seed varieties grow well in different parts of Kansas? How much water is needed? Where can farmers access certified seed? When the 2018 Farm Bill allowed the growing industrial hemp; it also increased interest in questions about how to grow the once-maligned plant. Industrial hemp is often grown for its fiber, seeds and oil, and contains low levels (less than 0.3%) of THC, the chemical that produces the “high.”
Farmers’ interest in growing industrial hemp is high, with 83% saying they think farmers should be involved in growing industrial hemp and 48% reporting they’re personally interested in growing cannabis for seed, fiber, oils or medicinal use.
Kelly Ripple, a long time hemp proponent will be on hand to share his knowledge and answer your questions.