The return of hemp to the crop rotation in 2020 will be welcomed by more than just Missouri producers. The Missouri Hemp Association encourages prospective growers to take part in their inaugural Heart of America Agricultural Hemp Classic next month in Independence. Executive Director Bill Cook says several notable speakers are scheduled to appear.

Cook says after last summer’s sellout conference in Columbia, they hope to bring in more participants from across the Midwest.

The Heart of America Agricultural Hemp Classic takes place January 15th and 16th at the Stoney Creek Inn in Independence. Registration details and more information are available on the Missouri Hemp Association’s website.