Hemp Samplers Needed

Beginning Jan. 1, Wisconsin hemp growers must have their hemp sampled by USDA-certified hemp sampling agents.

This is a fee-for-service opportunity that DATCP previously performed. Beginning in 2022, the USDA will operate Wisconsin’s hemp program, and DATCP will no longer provide hemp sampling and testing services. The hemp sampling service will be provided by the private sector, and this is an opportunity to expand services offered to agricultural producers or to become an independent USDA-certified hemp sampling agent.

After receiving online training and certification from the USDA, the service tasks to be provided include: collection of a representative hemp sample for each lot of hemp requested by a grower, and shipping/delivering the sample to the grower-identified laboratory for testing. Sampling agents will determine the fee for the service they provide to hemp

DATCP Bureau Director Brian Kuhn shares more:

Learn more about becoming a sampling agent: https://www.ams.usda.gov/rules-regulations/hemp/information-sampling

Enroll in training at the USDA blackboard training site: https://usda.geniussis.com/PublicStudentSignUp.aspx?AffiliateID=RG9QQ5

See a list of USDA-certified sampling agents: https://www.ams.usda.gov/sites/default/files/media/HempSamplingAgentList.pdf