Farmers in Door and Kewaunee Counties struggling to make ends meet could soon turn to industrial hemp if they are willing to take on the risk. Well over 1,000 people applied for growers licenses in Wisconsin according to the LaCrosse Tribune just two years after industrial hemp farming became legal. While the demand for industrial hemp’s by-products is booming, the UW-Extension is warning people about going too fast as it is an expensive venture to get into with a thin margin for error. Door County UW Extension Agriculture Agent Annie Deutsch says farmers are interested, they just need the information.
The UW Extension recently created a website specific for farmers looking for resources to get into industrial hemp farming. You can find those links below.
- Main website: https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/hemp
- Making Connections page: https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/hemp/networking-making-connections/
- Forms page: https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/hemp/forms/
- Listings page*: https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/hemp/listings/