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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 industrial stakeholders to seek research and entrepreneurial partnerships.  The IHFA is comprised of hemp research scientists, experienced hemp farmers, and entrepreneurs.

The IHFA members meet every fourth Wednesday of the month (2:00 pm to 4:00 pm) in the Administration Building, Room 109 (access to the campus map) on the Colorado State University-Pueblo Campus and remotely via Zoom The IHFA is welcome to anyone who is interested in growing hemp and who has an interested in hemp for industrial, medical or scientific purposes. For more information about the association or about the Zoom call, please contact Dr. Sang Park via email at

IHFA Chair

Sang Hyuck Park Senior Scientist / Research Liaison at ICR, CSU-Pueblo


IHFA Advisory Board 

Neb Jaksic Engineering Professor at CSU-Pueblo
Kelly Bitner Hemp farmer at Sothern Colorado
Alan Smith Pueblo, Certified Organic farmer


Meeting Minutes:

Meeting on February 26, 2020

Vaccination Requirement and Exemptions

Student wearing face mask

The university's COVID-19 Vaccination Policy includes the COVID-19 vaccination unless an exemption is filed.

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