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.

Participant applications are closed for 2020. If you are interested in participating in the future or would like further details, review the Grower Cooperation Form.

This project is made possible with proud collaboration between University of Illinois Extension (Phillip Alberti), Rock River Laboratory Inc., Pride Analytics & Consulting, University of Wisconsin-Madison (Dr. Shelby Ellison), Michigan State University Extension (James Dedecker), Purdue University Extension (Marguerite Bolt). Special thanks to the over 140 grower-collaborators and to University of Wisconsin Extension Educator Liz Binversie. For more information on project design and data collection, see the Grower Data Collection Protocol.

To receive updates on the Midwestern Hemp Database project, industrial hemp programming, and research updates click the link here.