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StatsCan expects to see hemp acreage double from 41,200 acres 
in 2018 to 82,500 acres this year.

Alberta college courses offer hemp agronomy 101

NorQuest College of Edmonton hopes to provide new growers with information on the crop

As hemp production jumps across the Prairies, more first-time producers are being drawn to the crop, prompting an Alberta college to offer a course in how to grow it. NorQuest College offers two courses, one on hemp production and another on processing and products. The Edmonton community college aims to equip continuing education students with […] Read more

Keen on learning how to farm hemp?

New online course aims to show you how

Norquest College is offering an online hemp-farming course created with input from experienced farmers and industry experts and designed for conventional or organic farmers considering the crop. “We talk about everything, from seeding it to managing the crop as it grows, pest control, weather conditions, and harvesting is a huge component,” says Norquest’s Andrea Eriksson. […] Read more


Hemp-growing course offered online

Thinking about farming hemp for the first time or growing a small test plot? Norquest College is now offering an online Hemp Farming Course for both conventional or organic production with a special emphasis on harvesting methods, which are determined by what hemp product market is being targeted. The course has five modules and takes […] Read more