Getting Started with Industrial Hemp Production

Carrie Muehling

There are still lots of logistical questions about the process of growing industrial hemp, and Missouri Department of Agriculture Hemp Program Administrator Allen Freeman was on hand at the 2020 Heart of America Agricultural Hemp Classic to provide some answers.

“Our program has regulatory authority over viable industrial hemp. So if it is seed that is able to germinate, if it is a living plant, we have regulatory authority over that,” said Freeman.

Freeman pointed potential growers to the Missouri Department of Agriculture website to find more information about the two types of registration currently available in Missouri, required background checks, registering land parcels, and other topics.

Listen to Allen’s complete presentation here: Presentation by Allen Freemen, Missouri Department of Agriculture

2020 Heart of America Agricultural Hemp Classic Photo Album

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