NYS Producers Expo – Hemp Sessions

Due to climbing infection rates in NY, the EXPO will pivot to a virtual program. Keep an eye out for new dates and times (likely through February).

January 11, 2022

On Center, Syracuse, NY


Session organized by Maire Ullrich, Janice Degni, & Dr. Daniela Vergara

9:45 AM –  DEC Credit Sign-up

10:00 AM – WelcomeMaire Ullrich, Cornell Hemp Team

10:05 AM  – Who is the new emerging crops specialist? – Dr. Daniela Vergara, CCE, Harvest NY

10:25 AM – Hemp micropropagation: a how-to demonstration– Dr. Mark Bridgen, Cornell University Long Island Horticultural Research & Extension Center

10:45 AM  – Diseases – results from 2021 field trials – Dr, Chris Smart, Ali Cala, & Patrick McMullen, Cornell University

11:15 AM – Risks in the hemp industry – John Hanchar & Lindsey Pashow, CCE, Harvest NY

11:30 AM –  Adjourn


Session organized by Janice Degni, Maire Ullrich, & Dr. Daniela Vergara

1:30 PM –  WelcomeJanice Degni, Cornell Hemp Team

1:35 PM – Hemp Entrepreneur Panel  Kaelan Castetter, Castetter Cannabis Group; Mack Hueber, Beak and Skiff; and Allan Gandelman, Main Street Farms and Head & Heal

2:15 PM – Permitting in 2022Tim Sweeney, Hemp Program Manager, NYS Department of Ag & Markets

2:30 PM  – NYS cannabinoid programStaff TBA, NYS Department of Health

3:00 PM – Adjourn


Session organized by Dr. Daniela Vergara, Maire Ullrich, & Janice Degni

3:25 AM DEC Credit Sign-up

3:30 PM – Growing autoflower and full season CBD/CBG hemp in direct seeded and high tunnel trialsSavanna Shelnutt, Cornell

3:50 PM  – What’s that blight?: common diseases of hempJennifer Starr, Cornell

4:10 PM –  What’s new from industry

4:15PM – Cornell MPS program: what we’re teaching, helping NYS industry – Dr. Carlyn Buckler, Cornell

4:30PM – Industry trends and insights – Mandi Kerr, CEO/Founder Global Hemp Association

4:50PM – Adjourn