Industrial Hemp Part of the Focus at A&T Field Day


WHAT: Farmers and the public are invited to learn more about the state’s industrial hemp pilot program and other agricultural updates at the 16th annual Small Farms Field Day

WHEN: 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Today, June 15, 2017

WHERE: North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Farm, 3136 McConnell Road in Greensboro.

WHO: Sponsored by The Cooperative Extension Program at N.C. A&T

DETAILS: The N.C. General Assembly in 2015 legalized industrial-hemp production and established a pilot program to help small farmers generate income by growing the crop. The law was updated in 2016 to establish a pilot research program using the faculty expertise at N.C. A&T and N.C. State University, the state’s two land-grant institutions.

In addition to providing information about growing hemp, this year’s Field Day will include demonstrations of:

  • Artificial insemination of beef cattle: the basics
  • Pasture pork production and management
  • Insect screening and trellising for high-tunnel organics
  • High tunnel ginger production
  • Small-scale organic pecan production
  • Converting agricultural and food wastes into energy