What’s future of industrial hemp in NC? Thought leaders gather to explore possibilities

By: Shannon Cuthrell

GREENSBORO – Farmers, agriculture businesses and investors alike are looking to capitalize on North Carolina’s emerging industrial hemp market.

To better support the state’s agri-business ecosystem, Greensboro-based research and development hub Gateway Research Park wants to gather and communicate the latest insights into all things hemp. As part of their initiative to do so, they’re hosting a conference bringing together leaders in the space to discuss the opportunities and regulatory considerations presented by the industry.

The Piedmont Triad Industrial Hemp Conference, set for October 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., will highlight federal and state agriculture policy, along with insight into industrial hemp growing practices, uses and CBD production. The event also features industry perspectives from growers, processors, biomass testers and legal experts.

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