Kevin Gibson and George Weiblen
Saturday Session I
Hemp is a versatile crop used in food, clothing, and other products. Once banned in the U.S., hemp is making a comeback thanks to new laws. Learn about state-sponsored programs that are bringing American-grown hemp to market for the first time in decades. Also, hear about production progress and challenges in the Minnesota and Indiana industrial hemp pilot programs.
Kevin Gibson is a professor of botany and plant pathology at Purdue University. Recently, his lab has begun field trials to assess weed management in industrial hemp and to identify hemp cultivars suitable for Indiana.
George Weiblen is a professor of plant and microbial biology at the University of Minnesota, where he studies industrial hemp. Currently, he is conducting field research on hemp through the Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s Industrial Hemp Pilot Program