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When looking for hemp farming courses it’s important that the provider has lots of experience.  This isn’t like growing corn or wheat – this is a highly regulated industry.

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Chimney Rock Hemp Academy brings real world hemp farming strategies, practices and methods to life in an online format. Do your hemp farming Internship from home while you gain valuable information and insights into the fastest growing agricultural segment today. Courses consist of about 10 to 20 videos each and each video runs about 3-5 minutes so you can complete a course and the whole series in a few days .


Why Hemp Farming Education Is Important

Regulations are different depending on where you are growing hemp.  For example in Wisconsin to the horror of many of the farmers the rule is:

Wisconsin – DATCP Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Program

“If the THC concentration rises above the legal limit of 0.3 percent dry weight, the crop must be destroyed.”

Causing many of the crops to be destroyed.   Here are a few links to articles related to this dilemma:

In Wisconsin, Farmers Blame ‘Hot’ Crops on Delays in State Testing

Hemp growers blame state agriculture officials for testing crops too late

Hemp farmers ordered to destroy crops after state struggles to keep up with testing

Some of the key points from the articles above are:

  • With the help of their four kids, the couple hand-dug holes for around 70 hemp plants with seeds certified with the state.
  • “The longer you wait to take the sample, the higher the test results and THC will be,” said Morris. “The difference between one day or the next could mean the difference between a hot crop test or not.”

Hemp farm field

2018 Farm Bill & State Testing

Although the 2018 Farm Bill legalized the production and sale of industrial hemp and the various derivative products therefrom, the federal statute left the procedure for testing THC levels up to the individual states.

The Farm Bill says, “that States and Native American Tribes that wish to hold primary regulatory authority over the production of hemp within their borders must submit a plan that includes, among other things, “a procedure for testing, using postdecarboxylation or other similarly reliable methods, delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration levels of hemp produced in the State or territory of the Indian tribe[.]”

States have primary regulatory authority over hemp manufacturing as long as they devise and put forth a plan approved by the federal Department of Agriculture.

Hemp Legality by State – Statue Causes Confusion:

Total THC vs. Delta-9 THC Standard

The 2018 Farm Bill defines “hemp” as, in part, “acids, […] with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol [(“THC”)] concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.” Some states interpreted this statement literally, to mean that “only” the delta-9 THC content in hemp would be used in determining compliance with the state and federal statutes. However, other states like Oregon, interpret the federal statute to mean that because THCA is an acidic cannabinoid that “contains” THC, it must be added to the THC concentration to ensure that their total concentration does not exceed 0.3 percent.

Total THC

“Total THC” refers to the legal argument that in order for a particular cannabis sample to meet the definition of “hemp” set forth in the 2018 Farm Bill both the Δ9 THC and the THCA concentrations must be taken into consideration. Specifically, in order to determine whether a specific hemp sample is legally compliant the Δ9 THC levels in a hemp sample must be added to 87.7% of the THCA levels in a hemp sample. (Note: The short reason for this is that Δ9 THC is only 87.7% of the molecular weight of THCA. I’ll explain it in more detail, below.) If the sum of these two figures does not exceed 0.3% then the hemp sample is lawful. If it exceeds 0.3% it is unlawful.

For example, if a hemp sample has Δ9 THC concentrations of 0.10% and THCA concentrations of 0.20%, then the “total THC” is 0.10% + (0.20% x 87.70%) = 0.28%. Under the Total THC view, this sample is compliant. However, a sample with the same Δ9 THC concentrations of 0.10% and THCA concentrations of 0.30% is not compliant because it has “total THC” concentrations of 0.10% + (0.30% x 87.70%) = 0.36%. In this second example, neither the Δ9 THC nor the THCA levels exceed 0.3%; however, added together they exceed (slightly) the legal limit of 0.3%. Therefore, the sample is unlawful “hot” hemp.

Confusing right?  For Legality by State visit

Updates on 2018 Farm Bill – Regulations & Legislation

How Does Hemp Farm School Help?

As noted in the articles even seeds certified by the state didn’t prevent the crop from being destroyed.  The difference of even one day can impact the testing.

Aligning and being educated by those also involved in hemp farming for years will help determine what seeds are the best to buy and when to harvest.  Along with all the other necessary schooling required – soil analysis, water analysis, plant care, harvesting, drying and storage, and on-farm hemp processing.

Helping to bridge the gap knowledge, skill and consulting when needed.  Bringing real world hemp farming strategies, practices and methods to help you enter the hemp industry and become a profitable hemp grower.

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