Field Crops Virtual Breakfast focuses on industrial hemp production

MSU Extension’s Field Crop Virtual Breakfast on Aug. 15 will discuss productions aspect of industrial hemp in Michigan

Industrial hemp
Photo by Monica Jean, MSU Extension

Industrial hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) can be used to produce fiber, grain, biomass or non-intoxicating medicinal compounds, such as cannabidiol (CBD). As defined by law, industrial hemp has less than 0.3% THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the psychoactive component in marijuana. Recent changes in federal and state regulations have paved the way for U.S. commercial production of industrial hemp in 2020. Join us for our Field Crops Virtual Breakfast at 7 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, via Zoom with Michigan State University Extension agronomist Kurt Thelen to learn about the production aspects of industrial hemp. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions during the broadcast. A weekly weather outlook will also be part of the broadcast with MSU agriculture climatologist Jeff Andresen.

Participating is easy!

You can join using your computer or mobile device (audio and visual) following the Zoom link: Or, call in from your phone (audio only) by dialing 669-900-6833 and enter meeting ID 552-324-349.

To receive a weekly email reminder of the Virtual Breakfast, sign up at Participants receiving emails can opt in or out at any time.

Can’t make it Thursday morning? Watch the recording!

For those who cannot join on Thursdays at 7 a.m., the Virtual Breakfast sessions will be recorded for later viewing with closed-captioning on the Field Crops Virtual Breakfast webpage. Podcasts are also available on the following platforms: iTunesSoundcloud and Spotify.

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Note that these may change to cover breaking pest and weather situations.

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