Industrial Hemp Project

A Workshop for New Tennessee Hemp Producers

flyer About the Workshop

Tennessee State University's Cooperative Extension is hosting a Grower's Workshop on campus, Friday, March 02, 2018.  We are joined by experts in our state actively working to establish industrial hemp as a mainstream production option.

  • State Representative Jay Reedy advocates and networks across the state to support Industrial Hemp in Tennessee.

  • Tennessee Department of Agriculture's plant pathologist and hemp specialist, Dr. Katherine Kilbourne will discuss licensing requirements and be on hand throughout the day to answer questions. 

  • Joe Kirkpatrick, President of the Tennessee Hemp Industries Association (TNHIA) will join us to discuss ways to get involved with TNHIA.

  • Noah Wells, President of Konopi Company in Colorado will be here to discuss some of the many marketing opportunities available in the hemp industry.

  • Will Tarleton of Bells Bend and member of the TNHIA board will share best practices for successful production. Will has been growing hemp since it became legal and has many insights in the dos and don'ts of this industry.

  • Clint Palmer, Ph.D. from MTSU specializing in hemp production will share best practices for harvesting hemp varieties and provide insight into equipment needs and alterations 

These are just some of the professionals available at this workshop.


Join us. The cost of this workshop is $30 per person, limited to the first 100 participants to register online.  Doors will open at 9:00 a.m. with coffee and water available. Workshop begins at 10:00 a.m. 


For questions, suggestions, additions, etc. pertaining to this website, contact Darlene Gunther.