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Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry to host Industrial Hemp Orientation Meetings

Louisiana Dept of Ag and Forestry
Posted at 11:19 AM, Nov 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-22 12:19:36-05

The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) is hosting free, voluntary, regulatory orientation meetings to assist those interested in cultivating, processing and transporting industrial hemp in Louisiana.

Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain says that anyone interested in obtaining a license to cultivate, process or transport industrial hemp in Louisiana is encouraged to attend.

Topics of discussion at the meetings will include license requirements through the LDAF, seed acquisition, cultivation, processing and transportation regulations and requirements.

Orientation meetings will be held on December 17 and 18 with two sessions offered each day (morning and afternoon) at the LDAF Headquarters at 5825 Florida Blvd in Baton Rouge. Additional meetings will be scheduled as needed.

Registration is required due to limited space.

To register, go to the LDAF website at , click on Industrial Hemp and a link to register is located under Louisiana Industrial Hemp Regulatory Orientation.

LDAF says they are the regulatory agency for the Industrial Hemp Program and are not affiliated with any company or organization that is providing services outside of the LDAF’s regulatory role.

For additional inquiries, email the LDAF at or call 225- 925-4733.