Growing Cannabis On The Farm

December 10, 2017 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
The Nacul Center
592 Main Street
Amherst, MA
Cost:
(Includes Lunch)
NOFA Member – $51
General Public – $60
* Add $5 for walk-in registration on day of event

In 2018 Cannabis will enter the Massachusetts marketplace and, according to some estimates, it’s poised to become a $1.1 billion industry within just a few years, making it the most profitable crop in Massachusetts. As with local craft beer and food, there will be a lot of consumers interested in accessing high-quality craft cannabis grown by local farmers in a sustainable way.

This interactive workshop and networking event is for growers who are interested in cultivating Cannabis using organic methods on their land for this new market. We’ll cover all the basics to get you started on your path toward cultivating cannabis either on your own as part of a cooperative.

Topics covered will include:

Cultivation-

Growing high-quality cannabis using organic methods

How to modify high tunnels and greenhouses specifically for Cannabis

Sourcing seeds and clones

Integrating Cannabis into a diversified farm

Understanding Cannabis Cultivation Law and Regulations

Medical landscape versus recreational landscape – what is different

Licencing

Testing process and standards

Craft Cannabis Cultivation Cooperatives (CCCC)

What is an agricultural cooperative? Why might it be a good fit for you and your farm?

How to form or join a CCCC

In between talks and panel discussions featuring growers and industry experts, you’ll have a lot of time to meet other growers, meet people who are actively recruiting farmers for their Cannabis cooperative, and enjoy a catered lunch. We’ll conclude the day with a giveaway of Cannabis seeds and plants to get you started on your cultivation path!

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For questions contact Dan Bensonoff, education events organizer, at dan@nofamass.org or 860-716-5122

Thank you to our Co-Sponsors!