Released by Jeffrey M. Cartonia and Warren Williams (NCIHA)
The North Carolina Industrial Hemp Association (NCIHA) is holding a “Hemp Informational Session” on April 19, 2016, starting at 7pm. The session should last about two hours.
The event is hosted by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Guilford County Center. The address is 3309 Burlington Road,
Greensboro NC. The NCIHA extends our sincere gratitude to NCSU and The Guilford County Center for their cooperation on hosting this event.
All parties interested in NC’s potential for growing industrial hemp are welcome to attend. All Attendees must RSVP, which can be done via the official Facebook event page.
For those of you who are unaware of what has been happening with Industrial Hemp Production:
The NC House voted 101 to 7 on September 28, 2015 and the NC Senate voted 42 to 2 on September 29 in favor of the proposed hemp legislation in NC. This legislation will authorize an industrial hemp pilot program within the state of NC and establishes the Industrial Hemp Commission (IHC) which is responsible for creating the rules and regulations to be followed by pilot program participants. The IHC will also be responsible for implementing university research programs. The pilot program will have licensing costs of $250 plus $2/acre.
Directors and members of NCIHA will be at the session to discuss the potential for production, the reality and the road blocks.
The goal is education, toward gaining support from all farmers, processors, and businesses to establish this crop as the next step in NC’s agricultural future.