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Introduction to CBD Hemp Production

September 11, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Photo: Wild Fox Farm & Provisions

Hemp can be an attractive addition to a diversified vegetable production system.

In the summer of 2018, while many of the vegetable crops at Wild Fox Farm & Provisions suffered from excess rain and lack of sunlight, the farm’s one-acre hemp planting provided a valuable economic buffer for its bottom line.

During this farm tour, Wild Fox farmer Ben Davies will discuss the opportunities hemp production provides to farmers, even at small scales. Ben will talk about entering the hemp market, agronomic aspects of growing the crop, and lessons learned after his second year of production.

He’ll also provide a brief overview of seed sourcing and propagation; growing, harvesting, and processing techniques; and marketing.

Additional information

  • This is a CRAFT workshop. CRAFT workshops are designed for beginning and aspiring farmers, but all are welcome.
  • This event qualifies for one SmartStart credit through AgChoice Farm Credit. SmartStart allows young and beginning farmers to earn credits toward a reduced interest rate on a new AgChoice loan by attending educational events.

Speaker information

Wild Fox Farm & Provisions has been fueled by the intimate and relentless devotion of Ben and Karah Davies. With their 2012 purchase of 41 acres in Pennsylvania’s Butter Valley, their vision to see the land enriched and productive has led to continued expansion of Wild Fox’s product offerings, and more land purchases, leases and strategic partnerships. Many local chefs, foodies, and families now rely on the farm for year-round sustenance. As the land is regenerated, so are the lives of the community that it supports.


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Date: Wed, September 11, 2019

Time: 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Location: Wild Fox Farm & Provisions
5015 Longview Lane
Barto, PA 19504 [Berks County]

Cost: Free

Event Category: CRAFT, PASA Events