Apply for bursary place at hemp summit in York

Two Future Farmers of Yorkshire are being given the opportunity to attend an event examining the growing demand for non-food crop, Industrial Hemp.

Demand for Industrial Hemp, a botanical class of Cannabis grown specifically for industrial or medicinal use, is rising as interest increases in the use of sustainable natural fibres to support the transition to a low-carbon economy.

A pair of bursary places, worth £100 each, are available for our members to join the Hemp Happening! event at the STEM Centre, University of York, Heslington, York Y010 5DD on Wednesday 6 April 2022.

Event details

The event will focus on the hemp supply chain including agronomy, genetic improvement and regulation.

Delegates will also learn about the commercialisation of hemp as a functional fibre in buildings, textiles and plastic composites.

Speakers include:

  • Dr Adrian Higson of bioeconomy consultants NNFCC
  • Alex Sparrow of UK Hempcrete
  • Anna Sellars from SAC Consulting
  • Dr Callie Seaman of Aqualabs / MedCan
  • Professor Ian Graham from the University of York
  • Jamie Bartley of Unyte Hemp
  • Joe Ross from Biorenewables Development Centre
  • Joshua Nusenbaum of SeFF Fibres
  • John Williams from Aquapak Polymers & S’Investec

This is the first in a new series of events on non-food crops held by SCI’s Agrisciences Group and BioVale.

Apply now

To be in with a chance of securing a bursary place, please email no later than Thursday 31 March 2022, explaining why you would benefit from attending as a Future Farmers representative.

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