Speaker Bio


Dr. Alyssa Collins

Dr. Alyssa Collins

Associate Professor, Penn State University

Dr. Collins is the director of Penn State’s State Southeast Agricultural Research & Extension Center in Lancaster County.  She is a member of the PA Department of Agriculture Industrial Hemp Steering Committee, serves on the editorial board of Hemp Grower magazine, and leads the Penn State Extension hemp education and outreach team. Along with colleagues, she has been participating in hemp production research in Pennsylvania since 2017.  Her research focus is on fiber and grain crop production and building regional networks for a successful hemp value chain.