The Future of a Rising Industry: Pennsylvania Hemp Summit Highlights

A sold-out crowd attended the Pennsylvania Hemp Summit this past Tuesday in downtown Lancaster. A diverse set of attendees, including farmers, entrepreneurs and federal and state regulators, met over the day-long event to discuss the opportunities and challenges of hemp legalization. Here are some highlights from the event.

Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture

Photo by Joe Gurreri

Booths, galore! Numerous advocacy groups set up booths throughout the convention center. Pictured here: Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture

PA Hemp Summit Panel

Photo by Joe Gurreri

The panel “Know Before You Grow: Your Checklist to Success” kicked off the event. Panelists covered everything a hemp farmer needs to know from seed to sale.

Dr. Alyssa Collins

Dr. Alyssa Collins Photo by Joe Gurreri

“It’s not a new crop; it’s just new to us. There is a lot of other baggage that comes along with this crop that we have got to work through in conjunction with also trying to help farmers figure it out.” – Alyssa Collins, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Research Associate and Director at Penn State

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