Hemp Farmers’ National Workshop

Hemp Farming Systems will be running another workshop for hemp farmers before the 2018 spring planting season starts.

Location to be announced – offers of help appreciated.


Seed Supply

Message from Colin Steddy, The Hemp Corporation:

Exciting news.   Don’t miss out…


The Hemp Corporation Pty Ltd is about to place an order for hemp seed with their breeder in China.  The seed is exceptional quality.  It is from the 2018 crop.    What others are saying about the seed…

WOW…I have never seen a hemp plant get out of the ground so quickly’. 

‘Yuma is probably the best biomass crop that I have ever grown’.

This is The Hemp Corporation’s third major order.  Quarantine has never been a problem and it meets all Australian quality standards.

Order as much as you need, there is no minimum or maximum amount.  Price will be adjusted according the size of the total order.

Contact Tracey Steddy on 0 400 107 286 or email to place an order or ask questions. ASAP orders have to be placed by 5pm, 31st August 2018.


Australian Industrial Hemp Alliance Inc

Notes from the Third Annual General meeting 12 August 2018


Officer Bearers for 2018-19

President: James Vosper

Vice President: Georgina Wilkinson

Treasurer: Ron Lloyd.

Secretary: Charles Kovess

Committee members: Catherine Cowan, Robert Bell


Sub-committees and members 


Food: Andrew Katelaris, Catherine Cowan, Arthur Ways

Seed: Maria Katelaris, Matt Box, Douglas Brown, Karen Dahl, Jaimie Milling, Phil Warner

Fibre and Hurd: Charles Kovess, Johan Tijssen, Adam Goodyer

Medicinal: James Vosper, Catherine Cowan, Kirsten Lunoe, Mark Greathead, Alex Impey, Fiona Reynolds

Marketing: James Vosper, Charles Kovess, Douglas Brown, Matt Box, Kirsten Lunoe, Arthur Ways, Alex Impey, Robert Bell, Mark Greathead

Retailing: Alex Impey, Arthur Ways, Matt Box

A Zoom account will be set up by AIHA, to be used by all subcommittees.


A new committee will promulgated – the Organic in Transition Sub-Committee, with Mark Greathead, John Wightman, Catherine Cowan, Kirsten Lunoe, and Charles Kovess as members, with the intention of moving hemp grain and biomass production beyond the current reliance on synthetic pesticides and other such inputs.


From  general  discussion…

  • Need to stimulate market demand for a variety of hemp products, workshop to be organized. Parallel need to extend processing capabilities of Australian industry,
  • Tasmanian Growers Association to be invited to have representation within AIHA. Affiliation to be extended to other States and a link to NZ IHA.
  • Question of standards (ref new technology from Canada) to be taken up by fibre and hurd sub-committee
  • The need for information about the performance of a range of hemp genotypes in all relevant latitudes in Australia was stressed.
  • Hemp for animal feed in time of drought: State Governments need to be petitioned to make this possible beyond current legal restrictions.