Texas: 2 Hemp Seminars – Dumas, Feb. 5; Dimmitt, Feb. 11

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

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will hold educational seminars on industrial hemp production Feb. 5 in Dumas and Feb. 11 in Dimmitt.

The cost is $20 per person. Both programs will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m. followed by the program from 9 a.m. to noon.

The Feb. 5 meeting will be at the Moore County Community Building, 1600 S. Maddox Ave. RSVPs are requested by 3 p.m. on Feb. 4 to the AgriLife Extension office for Moore County at 806-935-2594. Or, email Dennis Coker, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension agronomy agent for Dallam, Sherman, Moore and Hartley counties, at dennis.coker@ag.tamu.edu, or Marcel Fischbacher, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent for Moore County, at mhfischbacher@ag.tamu.edu.

The Feb. 11 meeting will be at the Castro County Expo Center, 405 SE 4th St. An RSVP is requested by noon on Feb. 10 to the AgriLife Extension office for Castro County at 806-647-4115, or by emailing Andrew Dunlap, AgriLife Extension agronomy agent for Castro, Lamb and Hale counties, at andrew.dunlap@ag.tamu.edu.

The “First Things – Considerations for Industrial Hemp in Texas” seminars will be conducted by Calvin Trostle, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension agronomist, Lubbock; Justin Benavidez, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension economist, Amarillo; and AgriLife Extension agents in the respective counties.

Topics covered will include:

  • The background of industrial hemp.
  • Opportunities in industrial hemp for fiber, grain and CBD.
  • Common questions about hemp production.
  • Major issues surrounding planting and poor planting seed quality.
  • Preliminary agronomic considerations for production.
  • Anticipated Texas Department of Agriculture rules.
  • Economic considerations and risks.
  • Q&A about industrial hemp.



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