UF Hosts Hemp Workshops for Growers, Industry in August

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is taking the first step to introduce industrial hemp to growers and industry across the state.

The UF/IFAS Industrial Hemp Pilot Project will host a series of workshops for grower and industry project partners. UF/IFAS faculty will provide an update about the industrial hemp program at UF, facilitate a discussion about the direction of the new industry, and identify how folks can get involved in the program, said Zachary Brym, UF/IFAS industrial hemp coordinator.

“Our goals are to establish a process to expand the scope of the UF program through Project Sponsors, and to directly engage growers and industry groups as ‘Qualified Project Partners,’” Brym said.

Three sessions of the workshop will be offered. Participants are encouraged to pre-register:

Aug. 9, Quincy: https://ufindustrialhempnofl.eventbrite.com

Aug. 10, Citra: https://ufindustrialhempcentfl.eventbrite.com

Aug. 13, Homestead: https://ufindustrialhempsofl.eventbrite.com

The morning session, from 8 a.m. to noon, will focus on grower interests and partnership opportunities. The afternoon session, from 1 to 5 p.m., will focus on industry interests and partnerships.

Registration is $10, and lunch will be provided. Sponsorship opportunities are available upon registration. For more information, contact Zachary Brym at 786-217-9238 or brymz@ufl.edu.


The mission of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is to develop knowledge relevant to agricultural, human and natural resources and to make that knowledge available to sustain and enhance the quality of human life. With more than a dozen research facilities, 67 county Extension offices, and award-winning students and faculty in the UF College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, UF/IFAS works to bring science-based solutions to the state’s agricultural and natural resources industries, and all Florida residents. Visit the UF/IFAS web site at ifas.ufl.edu and follow us on social media at @UF_IFAS.


Posted: July 10, 2018

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Events, NATURAL RESOURCES, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Hemp, Industrial Hemp, News, UF/IFAS, Workshop

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