Last month, Governor Ron DeSantis signed SB 1020, which creates an industrial hemp program within the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The 2018 Farm Bill allowed states to establish hemp programs and this has been a priority of Commissioner Nikki Fried.
FDACS has recently held rulemaking workshops and is working to establishing its final rule.
In the meantime, UF/IFAS will be holding several Industrial Hemp Pilot Project Workshops. These workshops will be held in three locations. Each workshop will be organized into two sessions: a morning workshop session ($30 with lunch) and an afternoon site tour ($10). You can select and register for the session(s) you wish to attend. Space is limited. Exact site location will be provided with registration confirmation.