As we enter into the first month of 2019, many are eager to start planning for the growing season. We’ve been fortunate enough to be in contact with many current growers and would like to pass along some fundamental knowledge learned in 2018 to future WI hemp growers. The majority of information online regarding hemp is directed towards ‘hemp for fiber’ growing. Here, we look at growing hemp for CBD production which is akin to traditional cannabis growing. Each topic listed below should be reviewed, scrutinized, and challenged as necessary. This is by no means an extensive bible, rather a brief overview of the things that should be considered before growing.