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WKU Agriculture to host Industrial Hemp Conference and Field Day on July 12

The WKU Department of Agriculture will hold its Industrial Hemp Conference and Field Day July 12 at the L.D. Brown Agricultural Exposition Center in Bowling Green.

hempThe first 100 participants to register online will receive free registration that includes lunch. Registration is $10. The first 200 participants to register online will receive a field plot tour of industrial hemp research being conducted at WKU’s Agriculture Research and Education Complex.

The conference agenda includes updates on latest industrial hemp research from specialists at WKU, University of Kentucky and University of Tennessee. During lunch, state and federal policymakers will participate in a roundtable discussion on the future of industrial hemp.

If you wish to be a participating vendor at this conference, the cost is $50. If your company would like to sponsor this event beyond participating as a vendor, contact the WKU Department of Agriculture at (270) 745-3151.

Registration for participants and vendors as well as an agenda for the conference can be found online at http://www.wku.edu/expo/hempconference.php All participants and vendors need to pre-register online; please remember to check your lunch choice during the registration process. Registration/vendor fee payments will be taken at the door on July 12 and can be paid by check, card or cash.

Contact: Agriculture, (270) 745-3151

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