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