Hemp farming to be discussed in Lexington

April 17, 2013 

Industrial hemp in Manitoba, Canada. The yellow flowered plants are volunteer canola ( meaning the field was sown to canola the previous year and these are plants that grew from seed that fell on the ground at harvest.) Laura Rance/Manitoba Co-operator

Lexington: Kentucky farmers looking to grow hemp can get an update on the potential for a new crop at a meeting May 13 hosted by LexRevealed at the Fayette County Cooperative Extension Service, 1140 Red Mile Place in Lexington.

Warren Beeler of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture will talk about industrial hemp and key issues regarding production. The 8 a.m. breakfast meeting is free, but RSVP to kathleen@fayettealliance.com or (859) 281-1202.

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