First Meeting of the Georgia House Study Committee on Industrial Hemp Production Scheduled

Time and Place

The first meeting of the House Study Committee on Industrial Hemp Production has been set for August 13th, 2018 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm.  The venue is Athens Technical College-Elbert County Campus, 1317 Athens Hwy, Elberton, GA 30635.  The meeting will be held in the Williford Center (Building 200), in Room 203 and is open to the public.

HR 1473

House Resolution 1473 in the 2017-2018 Legislative Session formed the House Study Committee on Industrial Hemp Production.  The powers and duties of the committee are to undertake a study of the conditions, needs, issues, and problems related to industrial hemp production and recommend any action or legislation which the committee deems necessary or appropriate.

The committee consists of:


  • Dr. Allen J. Moore
    Associate Dean for Research, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, University of Georgia
  • Brent Burchett
    Director for the Plant Division, Kentucky Department of Agriculture
  • Mindy Bridges
    Policy Specialist, National Council of State Legislators
  • Russ Goodman
    Blueberry and Timber Grower
  • Robert Lee
    CEO Ag Extracts




  1. Mike

    Will someone be reporting on the meeting? How it went, what was the feelings from the room, what are next steps/meetings and when/where??

  2. David X Harden

    I am interested in the outcome of any legislation, rules and regulations,
    Concerning the planting growing, production, etc. Of hemp. I am an established farmer in Georgia.

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