Preparing for Planting

It’s an exciting time as we prepare for a third growing season here in the bluegrass state. This will be our first year as a participant in the Hemp Pilot Program.

Previous years we’ve assisted projects across the state through resource acquisition, project management, and farming relations. Click here to learn more.

This year, we’ve partnered with Gajdzik Farms and Courtney Farms in Shelbyville, Kentucky where we be conducting the majority of our research. In addition, we are affiliated with several projects located between Louisville and Lexington.

There are an approved 174 applicants this year, along with over 4,600 acres. This number may fluctuate based on variables such as planting (seed timing), weather and management. Last year, while an estimated 1,700 acres were approved for hemp cultivation, only about 900 were planted and less than half of that harvested.

Stay tuned for project updates and ways you can get involved this summer!

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