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WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and Cornell University today announced the launch of a hemp research webinar series aimed at to expand the reach of training, education and connectivity within the hemp community.

“ARS solves agricultural challenges that affect all Americans,” said Zachary Stansell, USDA-ARS geneticist and acting curator of hemp. the diversity, equity, and inclusiveness of ARS’s mission while providing hemp-specific education, training, and networking opportunities to historically underserved communities.

The research team believe that by expanding the reach of training, education, and connectivity within the developing hemp community, it can create a more welcoming and inclusive environment for new hemp and strengthen the hemp research by bringing diverse voices into the larger conversation.

“Training and educating new scientists from many different backgrounds is key to finding the most advanced solutions to a range of issues facing growers – from climate change to economic viability,” said expert Daniela Vergara. cultures at Cornell University.

Lectures will be given by various hemp research experts from academia, research labs, production facilities and private industry:

January 26 – Outdoor culture:

Jeff Kostuik

February 9 – Indoor cultivation:

Dr. Bruce Bugbee

February 23 – Hemp Processing Systems:

Dr. Heather Grab

March 9 – Extraction Chemistry/Plant Design:

Alisia Ratliff

March 23 – The endocannabinoid system:

Ethan Russo MD

April 6 – Hemp Food Science:

Hunter Friedland

April 20 – Hemp Diversity/Genetics:

Dr Daniela Vergara

May 4 – Economics of hemp production:

Dr Tyler Mark

Starting January 26, the webinars will take place every other Wednesday from 2-3 p.m. EST and will include an interactive Q&A session. Registration is mandatory.

The Agricultural Research Service is the principal internal scientific research agency of the United States Department of Agriculture. Daily, ARS focuses on solutions to agricultural problems affecting America. Every dollar invested in agricultural research translates into $17 of economic impact.

As a Land Grant University of New York, Cornell’s College of Agriculture and Life Science (CALS), supports the development of New York State’s $2 billion hemp industries through research and extension focused on the development of new hemp cultivars, crop health, productivity, quality and economic viability. CALS is committed to generating positive outcomes for growers across the United States, as well as through partnerships, collaborative research education, and outreach.


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Autumn Canaday USDA-Agricultural Research Service (202) 669-5480 [email protected]

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