Several upcoming events will be of interest to New York hemp producers and processors:
1. Long Island Ag Forum
Hemp information sessions will be held at the Long Island Ag forum on January 8 and 9, 2020 at the Suffolk County Community College in Riverhead, NY.
For more information, to view a schedule of events, and to download a registration form, please visit:
2. Empire State Producers Expo
Hemp information sessions will be held at the Empire State Producers Expo on Thursday, January 16, 2019, at the Oncenter in Syracuse, NY from 9:00 am to 2:15 pm. Speakers will discuss permits, hemp economics, greenhouse production, weed and pest management, crop insurance, organic certification, and evaluations of hemp cultivars. More information at https://nysvga.org/expo/information/ and events.cornell.edu.
3. NOFA NY Conference
Hemp workshops will take place on Friday, January 17, 2020 during the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York (NOFA NY) 2020 Winter Conference. The conference will be held at the Oncenter in Syracuse, NY. For more information and to register, please visit https://nofany-winterconference.squarespace.com/. For descriptions of the seven workshops offered, please see this link.
4. Southern Tier Hemp Conference
This conference will take place on Thursday, Feburary 6, 2020 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at Broome County CCE in Binghamton, NY. Topics will include regulation, marketing, hemp cultivar evaluations, field management, disease control, and harvesting. The cost to attend is $30, and includes lunch. Participants must register by Febuary 4th, 2020. For more information and to register, please visit this link.
5. Eastern NY Fruit and Vegetable Conference
Hemp information sessions will be held at the Eastern NY Fruit and Vegetable Conference on February 26, 2020 in Albany, NY. Please check back; more information about this event will be added soon.