Dr. Jan J. Slaski is an Expert Researcher with the Bio-Industrial Services Division of InnoTech Alberta, Vegreville, Alberta.
During the last 20 years Jan has been leading research aimed at introduction and breeding of industrial hemp varieties that suit the needs of industries utilizing fibre, grain and cannabinoids-laden crop parts. Jan has been also leading extensive studies focused on the development of best management practices permitting sustainable hemp production under changing environmental conditions. For over two decades Jan has been working for the hemp industry and with the hemp industry stakeholders to make this crop a viable and profitable cropping option for the Canadian Prairies. To fully realize the potential residing within industrial hemp and to assure whole crop utilization, Jan has assembled at InnoTech Alberta a program offering solutions from “Seed to Final Product“ that includes three domains: breeding/agronomy, analyses/processing and product development.
Jan serves the hemp industry as a research director on the Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance and the Alberta Hemp Alliance boards.