Tennessee has passed state laws to allow pilot projects for hemp production. Part of the currently law requires the seed to be Certified, if you are interested in growing Certified Seed, your crop field must be inspected by TCIA and pass the TCIA Hemp Seed Standards
Membership in the Tennessee Crop Improvement Association is required of each
applicant for certification. Associate membership is open to all persons or firms
engaged in agricultural work who are actively interested in crop improvement.
Persons not holding membership in the Association within the past five years are
required to furnish the names and addresses of three persons, one being the bank
representative with whom he does business, from whom the Association may obtain
letters of recommendations