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By Kay Ledbetter
Special to The Hesperian-Beacon—
AMARILLO – A “First Things” Considerations for Industrial Hemp in Texas program is Jan. 13.
Hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, it will be held at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, located at 6500 W. Amarillo Blvd. in Amarillo.
Registration is $20 per person and will begin at 8:30 a.m. The program is from 9 a.m. to noon. RSVP by Jan. 10 to Megan Eikner at 806-373-0713 or [email protected]
Eikner, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent in Potter County, will address the background of industrial hemp and opportunities for fiber, grain and CBD.
DeDe Jones, AgriLife Extension risk management program specialist in Amarillo, will discuss economic risks and considerations.
Calvin Trostle, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension agronomist in Lubbock, will address common questions about hemp production, issues surrounding poor planting and seed quality, preliminary agronomic considerations and the Texas Department of Agriculture rules.
The meeting will end with a question-and-answer session about industrial hemp.
For further information about industrial hemp for Texas consult Texas A&M AgriLife Extension resources at https://agrilifeextension.tamu.edu//hemp/.