Fayette County

Henry Clay Hemp Symposium is Saturday at Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate

The Henry Clay Memorial Foundation and the Kentucky Hempsters will host the Henry Clay Hemp Symposium at Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, from 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday. The event coincides with the seventh annual Hemp History Week, a national grass-roots education campaign that runs through June 12, to renew support for hemp farming in the United States.

This year’s campaign theme is Grow Our Future, which focuses on how industrial hemp farming and hemp products can help foster healthier lifestyles, regenerative agriculture systems and innovations in green technology.

The event will officially unveil the industrial hemp demonstration plot on the estate and include local hemp vendors, hemp speakers, hemp industry leaders and Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles. The day will conclude with a five-course hemp meal prepared by chef Jeremy Ashby of Azur Restaurant and Bar, with foods sponsored by Hemp Foods America.

Admission is free. The hemp dinner is by reservation only and limited to 75 people, so call 859-266-8581 to RSVP or go to Henryclay.org for online purchasing information.