UACES Facebook April 29 webinar: Growing industrial hemp in Arkansas
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April 29 webinar: Growing industrial hemp in Arkansas

By Mary Hightower
U of A System Division of Agriculture
April 24, 2019 

Fast facts

  • Industrial hemp webinar set for 10 a.m., April 29
  • National Ag Law Center to provide overview of legal climate in Arkansas
  • No cost to attend; must download app from Zoom.us
  • Register: http://bit.ly/HempAR19 

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LITTLE ROCK – The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is hosting an April 29 webinar that will parse the legalities of industrial hemp production in Arkansas.

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There is no cost to participate in the webinar, which is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Participants must download the device-appropriate app from Zoom.us to access the webinar. There will be time for audience questions. Once the app is downloaded, use this link to register for the meeting: http://bit.ly/HempAR19

Harrison Pittman, director of the National Agricultural Law Center, “will talk about the legalities of growing industrial hemp,” said Vic Ford, interim associate director-extension for the Division of Agriculture. 

The webinar will cover:

  • What is industrial hemp?
  • State and federal laws on growing, processing and transporting industrial hemp.
  • Steps needed to begin an industrial hemp enterprise. 

For more information, visit www.uaex.edu/hemp. For more information about the National Agricultural Law Center, visit https://nationalaglawcenter.org/. The National Agricultural Law Center is part of the Division of Agriculture.

 

About the Division of Agriculture

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system.  

The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.   

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs to all eligible persons without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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Media Contact: Mary Hightower
Dir. of Communication Services
U of A System Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
(501) 671-2126
mhightower@uaex.edu

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