the legalization of industrial hemp production in Pennsylvania in 2018, the
acreage of hemp produced has expanded from just under 600 acres in 2018 to an
estimated 5,000 acres in 2019. The purpose of the project was to provide risk
management education to address production, marketing, financial and legal risk
as experienced by hemp producers in Pennsylvania. Due to COVID-19, the planned hands-on
workshops were partly held in online format and funding was used to develop a
“Hemp Production and Research Video Series”. The video series transports
viewers to active hemp fields where they learn about the successes and
challenges of the crop from real farmers. These easily digestible videos
are a gateway to additional science-based information from Penn State and other
reputable academic sources. They were designed to provide a realistic
introduction to the risks and opportunities associated with hemp production. In
addition, three “Hemp Research Field Walks” were held outside this
season. A total of 68 participated in the walks. Overall, 208 unique
participants attended the educational webinars and online field day. Two
additional articles were published with unique views totaling 139. Altogether,
the hemp production and research videos generated 1,642 views (as of 10/20/21).
Number of Participants: 208
There are no promotional materials available for this project.
There are no educational materials available for this project.
REPORTS & EVALUATIONS
There are no reports or evaluations available for this project.