Kentucky Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Program
Welcome to the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Program website.
At the start of 2018, KDA launched a new website. All information on the industrial hemp program was formerly located on one page. Today you will find expanded information on several pages, as listed in the right sidebar (mobile users scroll down) under the heading “Program Pages”.
* Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Program Overview. Provides a general overview of industrial hemp and the Kentucky research program.
* Hemp and the Law. Dive into the heart of hemp policy and regulation. Check in regularly for updates on laws and regulations in Kentucky and at the federal level.
* Applications. Interested in joining the program? Visit this page for the Grower and Processor/Handler License Applications, as well as University Affiliation Application forms.
* Picture Gallery. COMING SOON. Check out the three harvestable components of industrial hemp and the various methods of crop production, harvest, and processing/handling being researched in the Commonwealth.
Persons interested in Kentucky's Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Program and not already on the email notification list may send an email to Hemp@ky.gov with your name and contact information to receive periodic updates. Notifications will include announcements for industrial hemp field days, conferences, application releases, etc.
If you have visited all of KDA’s hemp pages and still have questions about the program, please send inquiries to Hemp@ky.gov.