Wisconsin Hemp by Hand

There are many eager hemp stakeholders in Wisconsin that hope hemp will provide profitability while creating more environmentally sustainable products. The purpose of the Wisconsin Hemp by Hand Webinar and Workshop series was to bring together hemp industry leaders across a diverse set of disciplines including hemp processing, paper production, hemp textiles, and hemp building materials to discuss their successes and lessons learned. We hope the knowledge gained will provide timely insight for industry stakeholders regarding the feasibility of various hemp-derived products in Wisconsin and beyond.

Funding for this project was generously provided by the Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment.

Recording of WI Hemp by Hand Kickoff Event featuring:

  • Steven Kostell, University of Vermont Biofiber Lab
  • Alli La Pierre, Patagonia
  • Eric Benson, Fresh Press Agri-Fiber Paper Lab
  • Guy Carpenter, Bear Fiber Inc
  • Greg Wilson, Hempwood


Erica Halverson of TINY e PAPER CO, Processing Hemp Paper Webinar Recording:


Tyler Jenkins of One Acre Exchange, Processing Hemp for Fiber Webinar Recording:

Mark Taylor, PhD, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Processing Hemp for Hempcrete Webinar Recording: