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Thousands of acres of industrial hemp farming in Michigan.
Our Mission: To educate, inform and promote the research, development, and cultivation of industrial hemp in Michigan.
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iHemp Michigan is a member-based organization backing hemp farmers, seed cultivators, processors, manufacturers and hemp businesses statewide. Our members are engaged in defining the path to success of Industrial Hemp from seed to sale and beyond. We are committed to empowering hemp farmers, fueling industry leaders, and educating consumers to ensure Hemp flourishes in the Midwest. Our focus is influencing responsible and fair regulation, providing grower education, and enabling full access to the evolving marketplace. iHemp Michigan advocates for wellness in people and the planet through Hemp… and it begins with the farmer.
Evergreen Consulting Group, on behalf of DTE, launched an energy efficiency offering specific to indoor grow houses across the DTE service territory in Michigan. This pilot program provides rebates to growers for the installation of high efficiency LED bulbs. In 2021...
Harvest is behind us for 2020 if you grow outdoors. At least I hope so! What is an "unprecedented" year is unfolding with a bunch of news that is too important to miss. (Side note by Dave, looking for content writers and web developers to help. There is much to do and...
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iHemp Michigan In The News
Dave Greer of Canna Systems shows off their R-2 decorticator and plans for a strategic alliance. iHemp Michigan's mission is to educate, inform and promote the research, development, and cultivation of industrial hemp in Michigan. iHemp Michigan advocates for wellness...
Tom is a hemp industry veteran with a specialty in non- and for-profit program development. These experiences have made him keenly aware and a recognized thought leader of the hemp market's inter-workings. Tom leads industrial (grain and fiber) coverage on behalf of...
As we move into the USDA rules starting December 1st, we have new expenses and risks associated to cultivating industrial hemp. Get an update on how Michigan revised their rules to conform with the USDA rules.
Laboratory Division Director, Craig VanBuren, shares his insight on the industrial hemp harvest for 2020. What went hot and did not! Also, we get a look into the lab and their testing process. We begin the show with updates and hemp news. Craig VanBuren interview...
Hunter Buffington of the Hemp Feed Coalition talks about the research into hemp grain as a nutritional food source. Hemp grain is high in Omega 3, 6 and 9 as well as protein. The hemp cake created by pressing hemp seed oil, as well as the shells from hemp heart...
Gary Schuler of GTF Solutions shares an update on market developments for hemp seed cake research by food industry and potential markets. Our own Blain Becktold shares his experiences as he builds out a hemp seed oil product line and begins production of animal...
As we continue our education on how to cultivate the best industrial hemp crops we get a bit geeky with the science at times. Scott Wall of NEWAGE Labs educates us sap analysis testing to determine nutrient uptake, soil health and optimized yeild.
As we work through the second year of growing hemp it is important to collect data to continue building on our knowledge base and optimize yield. "You can't manage what you can't measure," Peter Drucker We will talk about current progress on his many varieties in...
Gina Alessandri has lead the Industrial Hemp Program in Michigan since the passing of the 2018 US Farm Bill. Her commitment to the needs of farmers has been evident and consistent. On today's show we discuss the Senate Bill 850 which is designed to conform with the...
US Hemp Authority and Signakey on the iHemp Hour.
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