Industrial Hemp Program

The College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences has obtained approval from the Industrial Hemp Commission (IHC) for a permit to grow industrial hemp for research purposes. 

Our research in the CAES focuses on the following:

  • Identifying the best hemp varieties for producing CBD in North Carolina
  • Determining the varieties of hemp that will grow in various parts of the state.
  • Assessing soil health and growing conditions
  • Investigating the use of hemp in new energy technologies
  • Exploring the various uses of hemp

We are happy to work with small-scale producers interested in growing industrial hemp. In order to work with the university, farmers must first apply for a permit. The application is available on the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services website.

Several industrial hemp information sessions will be offered during Small Farms Week, March 24-30.

Are you looking for information on the NC Industrial Hemp Program?

Here is some basic information about the N.C. Industrial Hemp Program:

For application-related questions, including to make changes to your license, to pay fees, or to notify that your plants are flowering, please email IndustrialHempRequests@NCagr.gov

For more information about the permitting process, contact the Industrial Hemp Commission at (919) 707-3236.
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