Texas: Industrial Hemp Seminar, Lubbock, Dec. 19

Industrial hemp. Photo: Center for Crop Diversification, University of Kentucky

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.

For further information contact the Brady Arthur, (806) 775-1680, brady.arthur@ag.tamu.edu, or Calvin Trostle, (806) 746-6101, ctrostle@ag.tamu.edu




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