MANHATTAN, KS -- Applications to obtain a license to participate in the new Kansas Industrial Hemp Research Program are now available on the Kansas Department of Agriculture website.
The program allows for the licensing of growers, distributors and processors of industrial hemp as part of a research program.
To be considered, applicants must submit a research license application, including a research proposal, along with all required attachments, applicable fees, and fingerprint cards and waiver forms to submit to a state and national criminal history check. Applications materials must be submitted by March 1.
KDA says the opportunity to grow a new crop in Kansas offers the potential for diversification for Kansas farmers looking for an alternative crop, or for new farming enterprises.