Opportunities in Florida Hemp

Learn from a panel of Florida researchers, advocates, and entrepreneurs about the current research underway to look at the viability of growing hemp in Florida, its potential for helping diversify farmers’ crops, it’s many uses and applications, as well as current and future legislation opportunities!

  Carrie McClain   Bio coming soon... 

Carrie McClain

Bio coming soon... 

  Robert Clayton   Mr. Clayton is a retired mechanical engineer who built a hempcrete house in 2012-2014.  Since that time, he has devoted his time to hemp advocacy in Tallahassee and Washington.  He is developing food and fiber hemp products.  He owns Florida Hemp Processing, LLC for fiber and Rewarding Goodness, LLC for food.  He is a member of the Hemp Industry Association and the Hemp Roundtable.  Both are national organizations promoting hemp.  Mr. Clayton looks forward to the day when Florida farmers can compete on a fair ground with the 39 other states who have passed hemp legislation.   

Robert Clayton

Mr. Clayton is a retired mechanical engineer who built a hempcrete house in 2012-2014.  Since that time, he has devoted his time to hemp advocacy in Tallahassee and Washington.  He is developing food and fiber hemp products.  He owns Florida Hemp Processing, LLC for fiber and Rewarding Goodness, LLC for food.  He is a member of the Hemp Industry Association and the Hemp Roundtable.  Both are national organizations promoting hemp.  Mr. Clayton looks forward to the day when Florida farmers can compete on a fair ground with the 39 other states who have passed hemp legislation.

 

  Dr. Robert Gilbert   Dr.Gilbert has served as Agronomy Department Chair since January, 2014. The Agronomy Department has  29 faculty  in Gainesville and at 5 Research and Education Centers in Florida. Research foci include breeding and genetics, forage management, weed science and invasive plants, and crop physiology and management. Teaching programs include the undergraduate  plant science  major and graduate programs in agronomy, including an online specialization in  agroecology .

Dr. Robert Gilbert

Dr.Gilbert has served as Agronomy Department Chair since January, 2014. The Agronomy Department has 29 faculty in Gainesville and at 5 Research and Education Centers in Florida. Research foci include breeding and genetics, forage management, weed science and invasive plants, and crop physiology and management. Teaching programs include the undergraduate plant science major and graduate programs in agronomy, including an online specialization in agroecology.