Apply for the 2016 Hemp Pilot Program


2014 Kentucky Hemp Field.

If you are interested in growing industrial hemp for the state of Kentucky, applications are available on the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s website at or click here.

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture Industrial Hemp Program is the result of the passage of two separate laws: Kentucky’s Senate Bill 50, passed by the Kentucky General Assembly in 2013, and the 2014 Federal Farm Bill signed into law February 7, 2014. Senate Bill 50 exempted industrial hemp from the state controlled substances act but also mandated that Kentucky follow all federal rules and regulations with respect to industrial hemp. The Federal Farm Bill allows state departments of agriculture, in states where industrial hemp is legal, to administer industrial hemp pilot programs in conjunction with universities for the purposes of research and development.

All applications for 2016 were due in November of 2015 but be on the lookout for 2107 applications.

For more information on Kentucky’s legislation click here or visit

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