The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) will be holding three listening sessions around the state to gather input on Minnesota’s Industrial Hemp Program. Currently, the MDA is drafting a state plan to submit to USDA to manage hemp regulations in Minnesota. The department is also beginning expedited rulemaking that will outline specifics of the state’s hemp program, including licensing and testing requirements.

The three meetings will allow growers, processors, consumers, and others interested in hemp and hemp products to share their vision for this new commodity.

Meetings will be held on the following dates:

Thursday, November 21, 2019
1 – 3 p.m.
Hubbard Building/Strategic Partnerships Center
Room 201
424 North Riverfront Drive
Mankato, MN 56001