Sponsored by Hempleton Farmer Outreach Program - Building Farmer Controlled Hemp Coops and Integrating Hemp into Existing Coops
FARMERS QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Yes you can harvest hemp with your existing equipment. There may need to be some modifications, but they are not extensive. You can harvest seed, fiber, and grain. Some varieties offer dual harvest.
When we created the NC Hemp Exhibition in the winter of 2015, we had no idea how people would respond. It was something unique, relavent, and no one seemed to know much about hemp or its interesting history. We met with many people from all walks of life during the Exhibition and many have been multigenerational farmers. This potential commodity is bringing new life to family farms in North Carolina, and nationwide. Farmers are in desperate need of a versatile, multi-harvest cash crop and an excited young generation of farmers.
Hemp is the answer.
New advances in agricultural technology blend with time tested farm wisdom to encourage innovation in cultivation, processing, and conservation. Traditional row cropping works in tandem with advanced greenhouses, existing farm infrastructure require only minor modifications to become active in this burgeoning industry. We can't wait to see what's next!
Hemp has not been grown here in NC soil for more than eighty years. It will take time to reaclimate varieties to our conditions. However you as farmers will assist in research through the Pilot Program to help ease that process.
YES. You will have to apply for a hemp license to cultivate hemp legally. This process will be developed by the Hemp Commission. When these applications are available we will have them for you.
In order to be ready for planting season next Spring, there are a few things you can do to prepare for introducing hemp into your rotation. You can work with us to develop info for licensure and plots.
Our education program has designed a Hemp Education Farm Model that easily integrates into existing Agritourism Infrastructure, even in states that do not currently have hemp programs. This is a great tool for states lobbying for hemp production. These models can be duplicated by farms with individuality, or we offer assistance with curriculum, signage, materials, and retail store franchise options.
President of Hempleton Investment Group, Inc. creator of the NC Hemp Exhibition and the NC Hemp Education Farm Model. The education program launched the first prime time cable advertisement in NC about hemp and the first billboard advetisments about hemp in NC EVER! Currently the company operates the NC Hemp Education Farm, The Hemp Farmacy Franchise, and recently their education program expanded from adults, to include the first Children's Hemp Book in the nation, inspired by Jack Herer.