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Growing High Quality Hemp Starts

April 12, 2021 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Please join UVM Extension for the kick-off of our 2021 Hemp Production Webinar Series!

The focus will be on lighting requirements of hemp seedlings as well as producing certified organic hemp starts. The webinar will cover horticultural lighting options and optimizing light treatments for hardy starts. In addition, organic requirements for seeds, transplants and planting stock will discussed.

Gretchen Schimelpfenig, PE, who is the Technical & Operations Director of RII and facilitates the organization’s Technical Advisory Council. She authored the Best Practices Guide HVAC and LED Lighting for Cannabis Cultivation and Controlled Environment Agriculture.

Lauren Tonti is Certification Co-Director with NOFA-NY Certified Organic, an accredited organic certification agency certifying 1100 operations to the National Organic Standards.

Chris Grigsby is the certification director for MOFGA Certification Services, LLC (MCS), a wholly-owned entity of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA). MCS also administers MOFGA’s Certified Clean Cannabis program (Maine only).

Additional webinars are being planned and the full line-up will be announced soon. If you questions or topics you would like to see covered please let us know.
Questions? Please contact susan.brouillette@uvm.edu.