Growing Hemp from A to Z:
The Nuts-and-Bolts Agronomy of How to Plant and Harvest Hemp for Grain or Fiber
In this one-hour online training, Certified Crop Advisor Bryan Parr educates farmers on the basics of how to grow hemp for grain or fiber. Parr offers advice on:
- Types of fiber and grain hemp, including planting and harvesting methods
- Information about the crop and how to grow it, depending on whether it will be grown for consumer or industrial textiles, paper or cardboard, building materials, animal bedding and more
- Climate and soil requirements
- Field selection
- And much more
E-book and online training package valued at $49.95!
Learn more at www.ushempga.org
Bonus! Register now and receive a free ebook on Hemp Production, including advice from leading hemp experts on how to grow hemp, source seed, identify common hemp pests and more. Download your ebook using the download button to the right of the video player.
E-book and online training valued at $49.95!
Agronomist, Legacy Hemp
Bryan Parr has an extensive background in agriculture and a passion for Agronomy. Bryan grew up, and still lives on, his dad's 40-cow organic dairy farm near La Farge, Wisc. His fascination for crop farming came from helping his dad during planting and harvest seasons when he was a kid. After high school, Bryan first attended college at the Milwaukee School of Engineering before deciding on a career in agronomy, where he received his Bachelor's degree from UW-Platteville in 2009.
After college, Bryan was hired as a Sales Agronomist for a co-op near Stratford, WI. During this time, Bryan was responsible for helping farmers develop fertility and pest management plans as well as seed selection and other crop management decisions. This work helped Bryan achieve his Certified Crop Advisory (CCA) license in 2011. After this, Bryan moved back to the La Farge area to work as the Feed Program Coordinator at Organic Valley where he was in charge of buying and selling organic grains throughout the United States.
After working six years for Organic Valley, Bryan left to become an Organic Crop Consultant for ProfitProAg. Here, he was tasked with helping farmers increase productivity through the use of more natural and biological farming methods. Bryan lead the company's efforts to help farmers develop cover cropping strategies and other crop management decisions. After two years, Bryan decided to work more closely with the regulatory side of the organic industry and landed a job as a Certification Specialist for Nature's International Certification Services. During this time, Bryan was able to develop a firm understand of the regulatory standards that are required of organic farmers.
In addition to Bryan's professional career in agriculture, he also farms 100 acres of organic farmland where he grows organic corn, barley and cover crops. He hopes to add a few acres of industrial hemp to his rotation to gain a more thorough understanding of the agronomy of industrial hemp. Bryan looks forward to working with farmers throughout the Midwest to help them be successful in growing this exciting new crop.
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