By J.D. Walker [email protected] Twitter: @JDWalkerCT
There was a time when vineyards were a rarity in North Carolina.
There was a time when no one ever considered growing acres of poinsettias under plastic.
There was a time when no one wasted time thinking about growing hemp.
Hemp is getting a lot of buzz these days. Since the state legislature authorized a pilot program for the commercial production of hemp, more growers are giving hemp a second look. If you’ve wondered about the possibilities of becoming a hemp grower, Chatham County Cooperative Extension has a class for you.
The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer an industrial hemp workshop as part of its Enhancing Sustainability Series from 6-9 p.m. on Monday, March 19, at the Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center in Pittsboro. N.C. State University Hemp specialists will be joined by a panel of hemp growers, processors and other stakeholders for the program.
Information will be provided on industrial hemp production, national and state regulations, applying for the North Carolina industrial hemp pilot program,