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Industrial Hemp Industry Development Work Group

Jul 28, 2020 2:30 PM

The Work Group will meet to assess the opportunities for development and manufacturing in the industrial hemp industry, as directed by Chapter 745 of the 2020 Acts of Assembly. This chapter directs the working group to consider to consider the following six areas in its assessment of opportunities in the industry: (i) federal and state requirements; (ii) industry overview, key drivers, and challenges; (iii) anticipated job growth and wage expectations; (iv) talent and skill requirements; (v) site and building needs; and (vi) manufacturing companies and supply chain requirements. On July 28, the Work Group will discuss anticipated job growth and wage expectations, talent and skill requirements, and site and building needs. The Work Group will receive public comment at the conclusion of all other business for a period not to exceed 30 minutes. Event address for attendee: https://covaconf.webex.com/covaconf/onstage/g.php?MTID=e156bb6b0509ba65eb8beef48096bd6f9 Event number (access code): 169 876 4624 Event password: BPdEKX25ky3 To join the audio conference only: Call the number below and enter the access code. US Toll: (517) 466-2023 US Toll Free: (866) 692-4530 Additional information regarding public participation in this meeting is available in the agenda document found below. In the event that the broadcast of this meeting is interrupted, please call 804-363-9201 to notify staff.  

Sponsored by Department Of Agriculture & Consumer Services

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As a result of the state of emergency declared by Governor Northam due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), this meeting will be conducted by electronic communication means without the work group physically assembled at one location. Electronic meeting on Cisco WebEx (meeting details provided in description).

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Stephen Versen

Program Manager, Office of Agriculture and Forestry Development

Email: Stephen.Versen@vdacs.virginia.gov
Tel: (804) 786-6911

102 Governor Street
Richmond, VA 23219