University/ College Participation
The 2018 University Affiliation Application is accepted at any time. Each researcher at a Kentucky university or college intended to grow or handle industrial hemp must submit the University Affiliation Application prior to possessing industrial hemp. It is also important that each researcher fully understand the administrative regulations, 302 KAR 50:040 Affiliated Universities and Colleges found under Forms & Documents in the right column.
Institutions of higher education are authorized by KRS 260.850-260.869, and 7 U.S.C. § 5940 to conduct hemp research, but these laws also require that the growing, handling, processing, and storage sites at universities and colleges be certified and registered with the state department of agriculture. Therefore, Kentucky universities and colleges who plan to research industrial hemp in the Commonwealth are required to affiliate with the KDA’s Program by completing this University/College Affiliation Application form. Universities and colleges are not required to submit background checks or sign a Licensing Agreement with KDA. University and college affiliates do receive some of the benefits of the program as outlined on the next page. Industrial hemp is listed under 21 U.S.C. § 801 et seq. as a Schedule 1 Controlled Substance and is illegal to grow or possess in Kentucky outside of KDA’s Program.
For more information, click on the University/College Affiliation Application Packet under Forms & Documents in the right column.