Farmers

Wisconsin was once the Nation’s leader in industrial hemp production but after nearly a century of prohibition our farmers are left to start from scratch, a step behind at that. When it comes to production and processing, Wisconsin is playing catch up; turning to other States for education and resources.

We believe Wisconsin farmers can reclaim the Nation’s Hemp industry once again.

We’re helping Wisconsin regain control of the Country’s hemp production by offering free education and networking from farm to shelf. It starts with us getting our hands dirty… with you, on your farm! To ensure you yield the best crop possible.


We have two membership options available:

Individual Member: $50/year

Benefits:

      • You will receive an Association Member certificate via mail.
      • You’ll receive the Association newsletter
      • You will have access to the Association lobbyist.

Farmer Member: $500/year

Benefits:

      • An Association representative will contact you to answer any questions you might have and help you on your way toward successful hemp production.
      • You will be listed in, and will receive access to, the Association’s Network Directory.
      • You will receive discounted prices and perks on services through the Association network.
      • Your farm will receive two (2) features on our social media pages/year.
      • You will have access to put the Association logo on your products, if applicable.
      • Your farm logo will be displayed on the Association website, if applicable.
      • You will receive discounted tickets to Association events*
      • + all Individual Member benefits listed above

*Events hosted by the Association only

To become a member, please email: alisa@wihfma.org


Here are the facts:

  • 15 States began growing hemp under the agricultural pilot program in 2016 with a total of 9,770 acres.
  • We saw a 160% increase in farming acreage in 2017 with only 4 states added to the pilot program.
  • Wisconsin was 1 of 20 States added to the program in 2018, totaling 39 hemp-producing states. Putting us at the middle of the pack of a growing industry.

With how things are set up now, Wisconsin manufacturers are sourcing hemp from out of State while Wisconsin farmers are struggling to get started.

It is our top priority to provide free education and networking to our members and to advocate for reform on their behalf.