Morrisville State College seeks partners for industrial hemp research program 2018 growing season

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MORRISVILLE, NY—Morrisville State College is seeking farmer partners to participate in its 2018 growing season industrial hemp research trials.

Farmers interested in growing 10 acres of hemp must submit an application (link below). 

Selected participants will receive seed, soil testing and crop consulting in return for planting, fertilizing and harvesting the crop. 

Hemp is a high-nutrient demanding grain crop that requires well-drained soils. Strips will be delineated in the 10-acre field, which will receive different nitrogen application rates. Farmers will be responsible for applying the fertilizer as prescribed by the research plan. 

In appreciation for complying with the research study, participants will have full rights to sell the crop after harvest. Please contact Jennifer Gilbert Jenkins (, 315.684.6577) with any questions regarding participation. 

Please complete an application found here and email a soils map of the specified field location to 

Soils maps can be generated and printed from the web soil survey here: .

Morrisville State College’s curricula are enriched with applied learning and pave the way for opportunity at both the Morrisville and Norwich campuses. An action-oriented, interactive learning lab, the college is a national leader in technology and has been lauded for its exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs.

The college was ranked among the Best Regional Colleges in the North by U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges 2018 issue and was also recognized in the Top Public Schools, Regional Colleges North in the 2018 Best Colleges rankings.