2014 | Murray State University plants first Kentucky hemp crop for research

Updated: Jan 19, 2019

Kentucky Hempsters co-founder visited the 2014 Murray State University hemp pilot project on July 18, 2014.

On May 12, 2014, Murray State University made history by becoming the first entity of any type in the nation to legally place industrial hemp seeds in the ground as part of a statewide trial. MSU had received its seed from California, despite the DEA's efforts to intercept all incoming seeds.

The seeds were sponsored by Cannavest and planted to test no-till performance. The pictures above and below are from our visit to the project, two months after planting.

Kentucky Hempsters co-founder Alyssa Erickson visiting the 2014 Murray State hemp project July 18, 2014.

Kentucky Hempsters co-founder Kirstin Bohnert visiting the 2014 Murray State hemp project July 18, 2014.





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