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Industrial Hemp Informational Luncheon Slated for February 26
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 02/08/2019

Farmers interested in learning more about the process of growing and marketing industrial hemp are being invited to an information luncheon this month in Madison. The meeting is being sponsored by the Tech Council Innovation Network on February 26 at the Coliseum Bar & Banquet on Madison's E. Olin Ave.

Attendees will hear from panelists Bill Barker, associate dean for research at UW-Madison's College of Agricultural and Life Sciences; Brian Kuhn, director of the Bureau of Plant Industry at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture; and State Sen. Patrick Testin, who authored legislation legalizing industrial hemp in the state.

Industrial hemp is defined as all parts of the Cannabis sativa plant and can be used in thousands of ways for products such as rope, textiles, bioplastics, food, insulation, biofuels and more.

Registration and networking begins at 11:30 a.m., lunch at noon and the presentation at 12:30 p.m. The cost is $10 for students and returning veterans, $25 for individual members, $35 for non-members and included for Tech Council corporate members.

For more information or to register, go to: www.wisconsintechnologycouncil.com or call 608-442-7557.

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