Thank you for your interest in the UK CAFE Hemp Production Field Day.  In order to provide a high quality program for all participants, we have limited the number of field day participants.  At this time, we have reached capacity and closed registration.  We do not expect to be able to re-open registration and unfortunately will not be able to accommodate walk-up registrations on the day of the event.  There are a few hemp field days being organized locally this fall in Kentucky, so please check with your local Cooperative Extension office to see if one might be available in your area.  We apologize for any inconvenience and hope that we can find alternative ways to serve your needs for hemp production information.

About Us

Bob Pearce, professor of agronomy, and Tom Keene, agronomy specialist, both with the UK Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, are participants in the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Industrial Hemp Program.  Their work is focused on investigating the agronomic parameters affecting field-scale production of industrial hemp.  The resulting research and extension efforts are aimed at optimizing yields and profitability from grain, fiber, and cannabinoid production models for U.S. producers.

Click here for An Introduction to Hemp and Hemp Agronomy

*Hemp & Enterprise CBD Budget Model*

Dr. Tyler Mark, UK Ag. Economist, and Jonathan Shepherd, Ag. Economics Farm Management Specialist, have released new, interactive enterprise budget models for industrial hemp producers. This is an EXTREMELY useful tool for those newly considering or perhaps working to optimize hemp production efforts. The tabs at the bottom of the sheet denote different production models, and the data can be manipulated to evaluate different scenarios. The file can be found at this link and is freely available to the public. Thanks Dr. Mark and Jonathan!

Industrial Hemp Economics

The Economics of Hemp Production in Kentucky

by Jonathan Shepherd and Tyler Mark, UK Ag Economics

Economists’ Viewpoints Surrounding the Hemp Boom

by Jonathan Shepherd and Tyler Mark and Will Snell, UK Ag Economics

The UK Division of Regulatory Services is leading a proficiency testing effort among laboratories assaying for cannabinoids derived from hemp.  Please see this link for program information and results: