Photos From the Chatham County Industrial Hemp Workshop

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The North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Chatham County Center conducted an Industrial Hemp Workshop on February 28, 2019, at the Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center in Pittsboro.

The five-hour workshop attracted close to 300 participants from 44 counties and five states. The workshop featured 11 presenters and panelists plus 13 exhibitors. View the workshop agenda with a list of presenters and exhibitors.

Angelina’s Kitchen catered a delicious dinner with food sourced from six local farms.

A post-workshop on-line evaluation revealed the impacts of the workshop: 82% of participants rated the quality of the workshop as outstanding or excellent and 16% rated it as good; 97% said they had a better understanding of industrial hemp regulations, production, and disease management as a result of the workshop; and 95% of farmer participants said that what they learned in the workshop would help them be a better hemp farmer.

Click here to read the News & Observer article about the workshop.

The photos below reveal the high level of interaction and networking at the workshop!

View of workshop and exhibitors

Workshop participants listened to presenters and also got time to visit exhibitors. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Watching workshop presentation

NC State Extension Specialist Keith Edmisten talked about his research on CBD production. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Oak City Hemp

Oak City Hemp. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Country Farm & Home

Pittsboro-based farm store Country Farm & Home. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Brooks Contractor

Amy Brooks Fulford of Brooks Contractor talks with participants about the benefits of compost. Amy also did a presentation on growing hemp in poor soils. Photo by Debbie Roos.

FCI exhibit

FCI exhibit. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Broadway Hemp

Grower Ryan Patterson of Broadway Hemp talks with a participant. Ryan also was a panelist at the workshop. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Cannetics

Cannetics. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Triangle Hemp

Triangle Hemp. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Broomstraw Farm Grow Lights

Broomstraw Farm Grow Lights. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Global Hemp Essentials

Global Hemp Essentials. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Oak City Hemp

Oak City Hemp. Photo by Debbie Roos.

'Special Sauce' dried hemp flowers from Oak City Hemp.

‘Special Sauce’ dried hemp flowers from Oak City Hemp. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Triangle Hemp

Triangle Hemp. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Kind Roots

Kind Roots. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Avazyme

Avazyme. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Global Hemp Essentials

Global Hemp Essentials. Photo by Debbie Roos.

North Carolina Industrial Hemp Association.

North Carolina Industrial Hemp Association. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Hemp panelists

The panelists answered questions from participants. From left to right: Keith Edmisten (NC State University), Angela Post (NC State University), Ryan Patterson (Broadway Hemp), Scott Propheter (Criticality), Chase Werner (Triangle Hemp), and Eric Henry (TS Designs). Photo by Debbie Roos.

Locally sourced dinner was catered by Angelina's Kitchen

The locally sourced dinner was catered by Angelina’s Kitchen. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Locally sourced dinner was catered by Angelina's Kitchen

The locally sourced dinner was catered by Angelina’s Kitchen. Participants enjoyed a beautiful salad with hemp oil dressing and hemp hearts. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Learn more about industrial hemp production in North Carolina.