West Texas Hemp Processing Meeting provides insight into hemp farming transition
Farmers with real hemp experience meet with locals at Cook’s Garage this week to have a real conversation on the potential of hemp to rejuvenate farm revenue.
The meeting is intended to provide real conversations with current hemp farmers from legal states helping future local hemp farmers navigate the transition to hemp by avoiding the mistakes other regions made.
These farmers will be able to connect with vital service providers, understand what preparations and estimates of labor and resources needed in order to farm industrial hemp under the newly passed Texas hemp legislation.
Open to farmers for $1 with advanced registration, the meeting will take place on Tuesday, August 13 from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. at Cook’s Garage on US 87 in Lubbock, Texas. Tickets to VIP Dinner also available. Reserved seating has already been sold old. You can still purchase tickets and lunch at the door for those who've not pre-registered.
Local farmer Chris Bednarz shared with the group bringing this event to town that “the recent legalization of hemp production in Texas could potentially be a major lifeline for many struggling ag producers. The overall economic impact for producers and the Texas economy could be massive.”
“This is really about the farm to market hemp revolution. Without successful farmers, there is no hemp revolution,” says Kristi Mallow, COO of Farm to Market Hemp.
Topics will run the gamete and informative sessions will include:
• Current Farming Practices in Legal States – learn the preparation needed to plant hemp
• Extraction Practices – learn the options at harvest and understand the stages of extraction
· Turnkey Solutions – find out about genetics, seed and clone resources and crop services
Participants will also get the chance to network between local farmers interested in hemp in order to identify early alliances that will bring strength to the region for early medicinal oil contracts and future hemp products.