Photos from Industrial Hemp Production Short Course for Agriculture Agents

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On July 10, 2018, North Carolina Cooperative Extension Agriculture Agents attended an all-day Industrial Hemp Agent Short Course. The course was conducted by the NC State University Small Grains Extension Team in collaboration with key figures from hemp regulatory agencies and other state-level industrial hemp research programs.

Both in-field and in-class topics included CBD plant row spacing, industrial hemp CBD and grain nutrition, industrial hemp production pathology, CBD and THC testing resources, and regulatory issues and best practices for agents surrounding industrial hemp.

The short course started with a field trip to Broadway Hemp in Harnett County. Broadway Hemp grows, processes, and markets an array of CBD products for consumers.

(Note: there is a temporary issue with the Broadway Hemp website which means you may not be able to view it from your computer. However, I was able to get to it from my mobile device.)

I posted photos below of the farm which includes greenhouse and field production of hemp for CBD production.

Click here to learn more about industrial hemp production in North Carolina.

NC Cooperative Extension Agriculture Agents visited Broadway Hemp in Harnett County.

NC Cooperative Extension Agriculture Agents visited Broadway Hemp in Harnett County. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Broadway Hemp has about 50,000 square feet of greenhouse production and 40 acres of field production.

Broadway Hemp has about 50,000 square feet of greenhouse production and 40 acres of field production. The greenhouse is used for clone production. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Grower Ryan Patterson (center) talks with agents about his clone production. They grow all their own clones and also sell them to other growers.

Grower Ryan Patterson (center) talks with agents about his clone production. They grow all their own clones and also sell them to other growers. Photo by Debbie Roos.

NC State University Small Grains Extension Specialist Dr. Angela Post (at right) is conducting hemp research and led the training.

NC State University Small Grains Extension Specialist Dr. Angela Post (at right in red cap) is conducting hemp research and led the training. Photo by Debbie Roos.

These are the mother plants that they use to propagate clones.

These are the mother plants that they use to propagate clones. Photo by Debbie Roos.

These are the mother plants that they use to propagate clones.

These are the mother plants that they use to propagate clones. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Close-up of the grow bags and irrigation system used for mother plant production.

Close-up of the grow bags and irrigation system used for mother plant production. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Mike Harrelson talks about the various CBD products that Broadway Hemp produces.

Mike Harrelson talks about the various CBD products that Broadway Hemp produces. Mike is Broadway Hemp’s Chief Operations Officer and Compliance Officer. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Agents visit the hemp production fields. Grower Ryan Patterson planted about 40 acres, starting in late May. He did three different planting dates.

Agents visit the hemp production fields. Grower Ryan Patterson planted about 40 acres, starting in late May. He did three different planting dates about two weeks apart. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Hemp field.

Hemp field. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Rudy Mullis (left) with grower Ryan Patterson.

Broadway Hemp Co-founder and Director of Product R&D Rudy Mullis (left) with grower Ryan Patterson. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Part of the training was looking at disease management. We saw just one diseased plant in the entire field! Dr. Angela Post talked about disease diagnosis.

Dr. Angela Post talked about disease diagnosis and management. We saw just one diseased plant in the entire field! Photo by Debbie Roos.

Click here to learn more about industrial hemp production in North Carolina.

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Photo of Debbie Roos, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDebbie RoosExtension Agent, Agriculture - Sustainable / Organic Production (919) 542-8244 debbie_roos@ncsu.eduChatham County, North Carolina
Updated on Jul 23, 2018
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