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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.

The ICR is launching a new ‘Cannabis Cultivation Webinar Series’, co-sponsored by Volcani Center, Israel

The Institute of Cannabis Research (ICR) is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. 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 is launching a monthly ICR Cannabis Cultivation Webinar series, beginning in February 16, 2022. The webinar aims to provide recent updates on cannabis farming technology, cultivation challenges, and entrepreneurship, as well as a networking opportunity. The webinar will host renowned cannabis scientists and cultivation/industrial experts who bring insights impacting your cultivation strategies. A final seminar schedule will be published soon. If you have any questions about these webinars, please contact Dr. Sanghyuck Park at

February 16th at 11:00 AM MT: Cannabis Cultivation Webinar Series with Dr. Nirit Bernstein: Advances in cannabis cultivation techniques: The Power of Mineral Nutrition, Lighting & Plant structure

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IHFA Co-Chairs

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

Summer 2022

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Advising for summer courses is open. New and current students are eligible for a $500 summer scholarship if enrolled in 9 or more summer credits. 

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