2021 Fiber Forum & Field Day

Join Midwest Hemp Council and Indiana Farmers Union for our first ever Fiber Forum and Field Day! Attendees can expect a fun-filled day of learning and networking! Each session will include four stations, where you will learn about:

  • The agronomics of hemp production, pests affecting hemp and how hemp fits into our Indiana agricultural landscape
  • How hemp is harvested and post-harvest preparation before it goes to a processor (demonstration by Bish Enterprises)
  • The necessary processing steps of the hemp stalks, specifically decortication (demonstration by Formation Ag)
  • Novel and traditional applications of hemp fiber

There are two sessions to choose from - one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch is included for both sessions. 


Morning Session:

9:30 a.m. Registration Opens
9:50 a.m. Welcome & Instructions
10 a.m. - Noon Visit field day stations
Noon - 12:30 p.m. Restroom break & networking
12:30 p.m. Lunch


Afternoon Session:

Noon Registration Opens
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:50 p.m. Welcome & instructions
2 - 4 p.m. Visit field day stations


Lunch will be provided for each registrant. You will be given a choice of ham, turkey or veggie sandwich. Each sack lunch will also include an apple or orange, sandwich, chips, bottled water and cookie or brownie. Cool bottled water will be available at each station.

Please wear flat shoes, and if it rains prior to the event, consider wearing boots. This event is in a field setting and you will encounter uneven ground, as well as rock, dirt and possibly mud. As the event is in late August, we expect the day to be hot and sunny, so also consider bringing sunscreen or wearing clothing with sun protection. If you wish to use sunscreen or bug spray, please bring your own.