Join us at the Industrial Hemp Field Day to learn more about industrial hemp research being undertaken in Tasmania.
The Field Day will focus on a current research collaboration between TIA and Ecofibre Industries exploring the opportunity to produce high yielding low-THC industrial hemp varieties for Tasmania's climate.
It is hoped this research will provide a tangible alternative outcome for Tasmania’s agriculture industry.
The Field Day is co-hosted by the Industrial Hemp Association of Tasmania (IHAT) and includes a free lunch thanks to NRM North.
The day will include presentations about the current research and an opportunity to view the trial site. Guest presenters will also provide an overview of licencing and legislation relevant to the industry, and there will be an opportunity to hear the perspective of a Tasmanian industrial hemp grower.
We hope to see you there.
10:00am - Guests arrive
10:30am - Welcome, Tim Schmidt, IHAT
10:40am - Presentation from the Tasmanian Minister for Primary Industries and Water, The Hon. Jeremy Rockliff MP
10:55am - Presentation by Phil Warner, EcoFibre
11:15am - Presentation by Dr Mark Boersma, TIA
11:25am - Overview of industrial hemp licencing, legislation and food law in Australia, Howard Nichol, DPIPWE
12 noon - Lunch break sponsored by NRM North
12:30pm - Presentation by Tim Schmidt, IHAT
12:50pm - Field walk and discussion, TIA & Ecofibre
1:35pm - Presentation from Tasmanian industrial hemp grower, George Mills
2:00pm - Conclusion