Industrial Hemp Program

The Industrial Hemp training program at NorQuest College gives you the practical skills needed to be an industrial hemp farmer, hemp processor, or a hemp business entrepreneur. Through a series of online courses taught by industry veterans such as process engineers, researchers, entrepreneurs, and farmers you will learn about the industrial hemp industry.

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The Hemp Farming Course is designed for current and prospective hemp farmers. Learn the impacts of location and climate on farming hemp, the economics of hemp production for different end uses, planning and production strategies, crop management for organic and conventional crops, harvest management for different hemp end uses, and get tips and tricks about harvesting hemp from 4 farmers located in different geographic climates across Northern, Eastern and Western Canada.

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The Hemp Processing and Products Course is designed for entrepreneurs and innovators to learn how to make products from hemp. This class will teach how to differentiate between cannabis and hemp, the history of hemp in North America, industrial hemp regulations and licenses in Canada, understanding how farming can impact product quality, and how to process hemp seeds, hemp fiber and cannabidiols. Entrepreneur and businesses currently making hemp products will share tips about how to launch a hemp business from CRAiLAR FTI, HempCo, BioComposities Group, Cosmetics by Katakami, and Just Bio Fibre.

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