Raising hemp a Lucrative but Risky Business Endeavor

Raising hemp a Lucrative but Risky Business Endeavor

Growers and entrepreneurs interested in joining the expanding industrial hemp industry in North Carolina were told to start slowly and beware of the risks at Friday’s agriculture summit at Wilson Community College. More than 200 people attended the first NEW Business of Agriculture summit, which focused on regional opportunities for growth in Nash, Edgecombe and Wilson counties.

“It is a lucrative crop if you do it right,” said Angela Post, small grains extension specialist at N.C. State University. “We look forward to having more growers come on line in North Carolina.”

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