University of Illinois Extension in partnership with American Hemp Research and Phylos Biosciences will be hosting a CBD Hemp Harvesting and Processing Summit in Roseville, Illinois.  Demonstrations of various production methods will be shown while addressing production issues and processing concerns. Join them as they talk about their experiences with this potential new cash crop for producers in Illinois. “We are looking forward to discussing the 2019 cropping season and the challenges that it presented.  Additionally, we will be able to talk about updates and innovations in the industry including production techniques and variety selection, “ Andy Huston, CEO of American Hemp Research, said.

Additional topics including banking and finance, crop insurance, and an update on federal rules and regulations and what it means for growers in Illinois. The Industrial Hemp Harvesting and Processing Summit is being held at the Roseville Community Center on Monday, January 27. Click here to find full event details and to register! The cost of the program is only $10 and includes a baked potato bar lunch. Register soon as space is limited! If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact the Extension Office. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting your access needs. For additional questions, contact Phillip Alberti, Crop Science Educator with University of Illinois Extension in the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences. You can also follow him Twitter.