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Kentucky Department of Agriculture To Host Hemp Summit

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture will host a Kentucky Hemp Summit at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center in Louisville on December 4th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST. The event will provide applicants, growers, and processors an opportunity to learn more about hemp production, the hemp industry, Kentucky’s 2020 licensing program, and the new online application process. In addition to educational sessions, the Summit will feature a tradeshow.


Hosted by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture

December 4th • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm ET

Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center • South Wing

Louisville, Kentucky

Click here to download the event flyer.

The KDA says that year's agenda focuses on the growth of the hemp industry and the challenges in the current market. Discussions will include topics such as obtaining a license, growing the crop, and the challenges this new industry faces as it transitions from a research phase to full commercial production.

"The Kentucky Hemp Summit comes at an important time for the industry,” said Commissioner Ryan Quarles. “Though we’ve experienced rapid growth these last few years, we are still in the infancy of restoring this crop. Challenges persist, ranging from federal uncertainty regarding cannabinol to banking and lending issues. It is important that all involved are clear-eyed about the opportunities and challenges ahead and this Summit presents an opportunity for everyone interested to learn together.”

The deadline to register for the KDA Hemp Summit is Tuesday, November 26. There will be no registration accepted after that date. Cost is $50 per person and includes lunch. Register online for the Summit here and submit your payment via credit card or electronic check.

Click here to register and learn more.

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