Murray State University hosted a Hemp Education and Field Day earlier this month, giving area residents insight on the hemp plots being grown at the university.

The event began with a presentation by Stuart Tomc of CV Sciences, a cannabidiol pharmaceutical and consumer product company sponsoring the crop.

A panel discussion addressed questions and concerns growing hemp locally. The university planted the first legal agricultural hemp research plot in May 2014 and continues to be a significant factor in developing the industry in the commonwealth.

Kentucky Ag Director of Plant Marketing Brent Burchett was on the panel. He says research generated from MSU’s crop will be a pivotable part of the hemp industry going forward.

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Ebony Clark ~ WKMS.org ~

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