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ICR Hemp Farmers Association (IHFA)

The ICR Hemp Farmers Association (IHFA) was founded in August 2019 by an innovative collaboration with the Institute of Cannabis Research located at the Colorado State University-Pueblo and farmers both locally and nationally.

The initiative is intended to provide an open platform that offers an opportunity for stakeholders to share knowledge and updates in regard to best hemp cultivation practices such as pest/weed management and harvest and extraction strategies. Additionally, the collaborative group provides unique opportunities for new hemp growers and industry stakeholders to seek research and entrepreneurial partnerships. The IHFA is comprised of hemp research scientists, experienced hemp farmers, and entrepreneurs.

Please attend the  ‘Cannabis Cultivation Webinar Series’, co-sponsored by Volcani Center, Israel

The Institute of Cannabis Research (ICR) is pleased to announce the addition of Professor Nirit Bernstein as co-chair of the ICR Hemp Farmers Association (IHFA). She is a Senior Researcher and Head of the Medical Cannabis Research Lab at Volcani Center.  With this innovative partnership, the ICR has been hosting a monthly ICR Cannabis Cultivation Webinar series, which began in February 2022. These webinars aim to provide recent updates on cannabis farming technology, cultivation challenges, and entrepreneurship, as well as providing a networking opportunity. The webinar series hosts renowned cannabis scientists and cultivation/industrial experts who bring insights impacting cultivation strategies.  If you have any questions about these webinars, please contact Dr. Sanghyuck Park at

More information on these webinars can be found here.

IHFA Co-Chairs

Dr. Sang Hyuck Park Senior Scientist / Research Liaison at ICR, CSU-Pueblo
Prof. Nirit Bernstein Senior Researcher, Head of the Medical Cannabis Research Lab, Volcani Center

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