Commercial hemp growing in the Midwest is a fairly new practice, leaving plenty of room for growth and advancement through cooperative learning before USDA rules are adopted.

The Midwestern Hemp Database leverages grower-collaborator networks to provide research-backed, regional insight into agronomic performance and cannabinoid development of industrial hemp varieties. The report data is gathered from regional grower participants in exchange for discounted cannabinoid profiling for CBC, CBD, CBG, CBN, and THC, made possible by our generous partners, Rock River Laboratory, Inc. and Pride Analytics & Consulting.

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Project Collaborators

This project is made possible with proud collaboration between University of Illinois Extension (Phillip Alberti), University of Wisconsin-Madison (Dr. Shelby Ellison), Michigan State University Extension (Dr. James Dedecker), Purdue University Extension (Marguerite Bolt), Micheal Fields Agricultural Institute (Esther Shekinah)  Rock River Laboratory Inc., Pride Analytics & Consulting. Special thanks to the over 130 grower-collaborators who collaborated on this project in 2020.

New collaborators for 2021 include Ohio State University, University of Kentucky, and ACT Laboratories.  

For more information on project design and data collection, see the Grower Data Collection Protocol