Kentucky's Hemp Program for Producers


Kentucky's hemp program is administered by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA). This is where those interested in Kentucky's hemp industry should start.


The University of Kentucky Department of Plant and Soil Science is leading the research effort. Producers can find the latest research here.

Our Role

Our Division analyzes hemp grown in Kentucky to ensure the plants are industrial hemp and not marijuana. Inspectors from KDA obtain samples of hemp close to harvest time, dry them, and deliver them to us for analysis. We also administer a proficiency testing program for laboratories.

Where can I get my hemp tested?