Industrial Hemp in Kentucky:The Right Opportunity for You?

March 21, 2019 at 3:00pm6:00pm (EDT)
Jennifer K. Mason, Clifford H. Ashburner, Lira A. Johnson, Joe Bilby / General Counsel / KY Dept. of Agriculture; Stephen M. Way, PE / Principal, Midwest Region / Bergmann; Kenny Hunter / AOSCA Relationship Manager / Schiavi Seed
Old Forester Distillery

119 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202

With the passing of the recent Farm Bill, many opportunities could exist for those local business owners who want to enter the space. But, you must know the legal steps and the pitfalls to getting started. Our attorneys, along with Joe Bilby, General Counsel, Kentucky Department of Agriculture, will unpack those steps for you in this three-hour session.

Seminar Topics Include:

Overview of Kentucky’s industrial hemp program past/present/future, key points in state and federal law, and discussion on what steps might be coming soon from USDA and FDA

Working with your design & construction professionals — components of a well planned grow facility

The Importance of known genetics and quality seed in hemp growing

Compliance issues industrial hemp regulation, permits, licensing and more

Banking and financing for hemp businesses including raising capital

Real estate and zoning issues producers/distributors need to consider

Human Resources, labor and employment issues facing producers and agribusinesses

Top operating issues and more