Industrial Hemp Virtual Field Day

The Division of Extension UW-Madison is hosting an Industrial Hemp Virtual Field Day on September 18, 2020 from 11:00am to 1:00pm.  The field day will provide an update on current UW-Madison and the Division of Extension industrial hemp research with essential oils, seed, and fiber production.  An update on research projects occurring in the Midwest is also planned.

Speakers include: Shelby Ellison, UW Madison, Assistant Professor, Department of Horticulture; Haleigh Ortmeier-Clarke, Graduate Student, UW Madison, Department of Agronomy; Shaheer Burney, Assistant Professor, UW River Falls, Department of Agricultural Economics; Mike Peterson, Associate Director – Wisconsin Crop Innovation Center, UW Madison; Phillip Alberti, Extension Educator University of Illinois Extension; Esther Shekinah, Research Scientist, Michael Fields Agricultural Institute; James DeDecker, Director – Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center Michigan State University, Marguerite Bolt, Hemp Extension Specialist Indiana Purdue University; Carl Duley, UW-Madison Extension Buffalo County Agriculture Agent; and Jerry Clark, UW-Madison Extension Chippewa County Agriculture Agent.

There is no cost to participate.  Registration is available at https://go.wisc.edu/60oic1 Participants will receive an email just prior to the event with the connection information.

For more information, contact the Chippewa County Extension Office at 715-726-7955.

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