Dec 16, 2021
Minnesota to Host 2022 Industrial Hemp Forum in February

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has set the date for the 2022 Industrial Hemp Forum. The half-day virtual event will be held Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022, from 9 a.m. to noon. The event is free to attend.

Forum topics include updates on the MDA’s hemp licensing requirements, the new inspection requirements for those processing hemp into other products, and opportunities in fiber production.

View the full agenda below.

9 a.m. —  Welcome

  • Commissioner Thom Petersen

9:10 a.m. — Hemp Program Licensing

  • Tony Cortilet, MDA Hemp Program Manager
  • Katy Mutschler, MDA Hemp Program Coordinator

10 a.m. — MDA’s Risk-based Testing Approach

  • Denise Thiede, MDA Seed, Weed, Hemp, and Biotechnology Manager

10:30 a.m. — Processing Inspection Updates

  • Tony Cortilet, MDA Hemp Program Manager
  • Katy Mutschler, MDA Hemp Program Coordinator

11 a.m. — Opportunities in Hemp Fiber Production

  • Riley Gordon, Agricultural Utilization Research Institute

11:50 a.m. — Closing Remarks/Adjourn

Registration is now open. To learn more and register, click here.


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