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Western Kentucky University hosts Hemp Field Day

Updated: Jan 16, 2019

On Tuesday, July 12, 2016, the Western Kentucky University Department of Agriculture held its Industrial Hemp Conference and Field Day at the L.D. Brown Agricultural Exposition Center in Bowling Green.

Guests received a field plot tour of industrial hemp research being conducted at WKU’s Agriculture Research and Education Complex. As you may be able to tell form some of the photos below, this year's plots had recently been effected by weather and weed pressure.

Conference attendees also received updates on latest industrial hemp research from specialists at WKU, University of Kentucky and University of Tennessee. Lunch was provided and included a round table discussion with state and federal policymakers who discussed the future of industrial hemp. Local vendors were also present with information pertaining to the Kentucky hemp industry.

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