Alberta is one of the top hemp producers in Canada, accounting for about 8500 of the 20,000 hectares of hemp grown in the country. Jan Slaski, a senior researcher with Alberta Innovates Technology Futures, says hemp is primarily grown in southern and central Alberta for seed.
Interview with Jan Slaski (2:10 minutes) ( 536 Kb)
If you would like to learn more about opportunities in the hemp and flax industry, there’s a workshop in Grande Prairie on October 10. We’ll hear about that workshop on an upcoming program.
Source: Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development