Growing Diversity in Sturgeon County

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Canadian Hemp: A Plant with Opportunity

Since 1998, Canada has grown industrial hemp for seed and for fibre. Canadian farmers and businesses are interested in the growing business of hemp as it realizes its potential to produce healthy food and environmentally friendly products, including paper, textiles, biocomposites and sustainable building materials.

Today Canada’s hemp sector is growing to provide secure supplies of hemp seed and fibre raw materials for domestic and international markets, as well as many processed and conditioned value–added products. Canada’s federal hemp regulations help to create quality, safety and accountability. A supportive scientific research community ensures that essential and necessary research continues ~ critical for any crop.

As a fast–growing annual, hemp is a renewable, reusable and recyclable resource. Hemp is bio-degradable and helps co2 and ch4 methane reduction, increases soil health and combats crop disease. Hemp will play a key role in building a green economy!

Sturgeon County is well poistioned to support the hemp industry, featuring a hemp-friendly climate and class 1 soils. If you have grown hemp or are considering it in the future, please stay tuned! We will be adding more resources to this page soon. If you have questions or would like more information please contact Leanne at

Growing Hemp with Eko-Terre

Eko-Terre is a Quebec-based hemp fibre processor considering an expansion into Alberta . Although Ekko-Terre has not confirmed a location, they are very interested to talk to local producers about growing hemp and learning more about farming challenges and opportunities in the region.

On February 5, 2021 Eko-Terre hosted a Q&A session for farmers interested in growing hemp for fiber. Eko-Terre's presentation decks are below for your viewing and information! If you would like to connect with Eko-Terre with specific questions or interest please email Leanne at

Eko-Terre Q & A Session


UniSeeds Variety Profile 2021


Eko-Terre - Fresh Hemp Foods


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