Purdue University has hired its first hemp specialist to educate farmers and processors.
Commercial hemp production is expected to be underway in Indiana by 2020, after lawmakers legalized it in this year’s session. Indiana farmers and state officials are preparing for commercial hemp production, but questions about the plant linger.
The university appointed Marguerite Bolt to be Purdue Extension’s hemp specialist, with the task of educating interested parties. She says her job will help lift some weight off of other researchers at the university.