Texas producers and those interested in industrial hemp production can attend a “First Things” meeting to learn about potential opportunities and pitfalls of regional hemp production. The program will be conducted at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research & Extension Center located at 1102 East Drew Street (FM 1294), Lubbock on Thursday, December 19.
Registration will begin at 1:00 PM, the program commences at 1:30 PM, and will conclude by 4:00 PM. Topics will include opportunities in hemp fiber, grain, and CBD; planting seed quality; preliminary agronomic considerations; economic considerations and risks, and a question and answer session.
Speakers will include:
- Dr. Calvin Trostle, AgriLife Extension agronomist, Lubbock;
- Dr. Justin Benavidez, AgriLife Extension agricultural economist, Amarillo; and
- Brady Arthur, Lubbock Co. extension agent for agriculture and natural resources.
The on-site registration fee is $20. Pre-registration is requested at the contacts below. For Texas A&M AgriLife hemp resources visit here.